Martha Stewart Crafts™ Frost Etching Effect
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Frost Etching Effect is a paint that can be used alone or tinted with Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paints to create the look of etched designs on ceramic or glass surfaces.
On what types of surfaces can I apply the effect?
Use on any ceramic or glass surface such as windows, mirrors, vases, plates or drinking glasses. Keep paint a minimum of 4/5in or 2cm from lip of glass. Do not paint areas where it may come in contact with food or beverage.
How should I prepare the surface?
Wash surface with soap and water to remove dirt and dust. Once dry, wipe with a rubbing alcohol-dampened cloth and let dry before painting.
Should I shake the bottle to mix?
No. Do not shake the bottle. Roll the bottle on a tabletop several times to mix thoroughly.
Can I tint frost etching effect before using on a ceramic or glass surface?
Yes. Use any Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paints to tint. Squeeze etching paint onto palette. Also squeeze a little paint separately onto palette. Using a palette knife, gradually mix paints together until desired color is achieved.
What type of tools should I use to apply the effect?
A stencil brush is best, but a soft bristle brush may also be substituted.
How do I apply the effect?
Load flat surface of a stencil brush with the frost etching effect. Lightly dab surface applying a thin layer of paint at a time.
How do I stencil with frost etching effect?
Hold stencil in place using stencil adhesive spray or stencil tape, or use adhesive stencils. Dab paint on as before, applying a thin layer of paint at a time. Remove stencil while paint is still wet. If paint has dried, release stencil with a craft knife before removing.
How do I create an etched patterned area such as a stripe, oval, square, or circle?
Apply stencil tape as a guideline when creating a shape such as a stripe. Apply frost etching effect within the taped design, then carefully lift the tape while etching paint is wet. Keep paint a minimum of 4/5in or 2cm from lip of glass. Do not paint areas where it may come in contact with food or beverage.
Can I paint or stencil over an etched area?
Yes, etched areas can be embellished with Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paints in any finish: satin, high gloss, metallic, pearl, or glitter.
How should I cure the paint to increase durability?
- Bake Method – Allow painted item to dry for 1 hour to be sure all layers of paint have dried. Place project in cool oven. Set oven temperature to 350ºF and bake for 30 minutes. Glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage. Do not place glass in hot oven. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off. Let glass cool completely in oven. Do not use for 72 hours.
- Air Dry Method – Air dry project for 21 days before use.
Can I wash glassware that has been painted with frost etching effect?
Yes. Painted glassware can be safely washed by hand without chipping, cracking or fading and is top-shelf dishwasher safe.
Can I use frost etching effect on outdoor surfaces?
Yes, providing it is not directly exposed to the elements. Project should be displayed in a protected area.
Can I use frost etching effect in a humid areas?
Yes, even on steamy bathroom mirrors.
How should I clean tools?
Clean tools while still wet. Wash with soap and water or with Brush & Stencil Cleaner: apply cleaner; work into lather, rinse in cool water and let dry.