I was excited to try out the new Martha Stewart Glass Paints and tools. I haven’t done too much glass painting for decor in my house but I feel a bit more seasoned to it now that I had a chance to play around with different types. I found out that in the Martha Stewart Glass Paint Collection there are opaque – gloss, pearl, and metallic; transparent – gloss and liquid fill; translucent – fine glitter and frost paints along with adhesive stencils, adhesive silkscreens and clings. I haven’t tried the clings but I am thinking if you like easy, that is your best bet!
I created a stenciled cutting board with the new paint and stencil. This cutting board actually came from the dollar store (score).
Project: Stenciled Cutting Board
Time: 2 minutes prep, 5 minutes paint, dried overnight
This was an extremely easy process, see my above photo.
- Cut the silkscreen and adhere them to your surface.
- Squeeze the paint onto the silkscreen.
- Take the pouncer and dab the paint in. You could also squeeze it in a little cup and dab the paint on.
- Allow the paint to dry.
- I tested to see if this was washable and in fact it is secure and can be hand washed, the paint says to be dishwasher safe you need to cure it which means 21 days in the air or oven baked.
**I painted on the back of the board as I could not find anything about food safety, if you decide to use them be sure to look at the directions.
I really loved these silkscreens, they were easy to use and they adhered nicely. The best part is after you remove them while they are still wet, just wash them with a little bit of soap and water and they are still sticky and ready to go again! I’m a sucker for paisley and swirleys so this was perfect for me. I did find out that Martha Stewart also has doily stencils which I can not wait to go buy! I found out these are excursively at Michael’s stores and luckily that is the closest craft store to me.
These tools and paints were new to me so I had to have a craft fail before figuring them out.
Here are my tips:
- I once took a workshop on stenciling and learned pouncing or dabbing is a great technique to ensure coverage and no over spills.
- Work with a clean surface.
- Press the adhesive silkscreens or stencils on tightly.
- Do not work in cold temps or under a ceiling fan. My paint dried way too fast for me to complete my first project.
- Play around with the paints first. I love all of the different kinds of paints but it is a lot to learn the differences.
- Allow your paint to dry for at least 12 hours before putting on another stencil/color. I found that when I tried to paint over the stencil quickly it didn’t work out too well.
- Check out the tips, tools and videos for the Martha Stewart Glass Paints and Tools here: http://bit.ly/marthaglass.
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