Martha Stewart Crafts™ Silkscreened Fern Hurricanes
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Adhesive Silkscreen – Ferns
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Gloss Opaque Glass Paint – Spring Pasture
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Metallic Opaque Glass Paint – Yellow Gold
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Frost Translucent Glass Paint – Root Beer Float
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Paint Stenciling Tools and/or Glass Squeegee Set
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Patterning Tape
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Spray Paint Kit
- Hurricane Glass, Small
- Hurricane Glass, Large
First, frost the base of the hurricane following general Glass Spray Paint Kit instructions. Root Beer Float was used for this step. Using the squeegee and/or pouncer, follow general Glass Adhesive Silkscreen instructions below. Spring Pasture was used for the fern design.
First, frost the base of the hurricane following general Glass Spray Paint Kit instructions. Root Beer Float was used for this step. Using the squeegee and/or pouncer, follow general Glass Adhesive Silkscreen instructions below. Spring Pasture and Yellow Gold were used for the fern design.
Glass Spray Paint Kit Instructions
Step 1 Mix equal parts Martha Stewart Crafts™ glass paint and medium in the included container, but do not fill above shoulder line. Add spray medium first for easier mixing. Shake thoroughly. (Note: Liquid Fill Transparent paints can be used in sprayer without adding the mixing medium.)
Step 2 Attach plastic tube to sprayer, then attach sprayer to bottle. Do not shake.
Step 3 Align red dot on spray button with V-shaped notch on base of the sprayer. Practice on scrap paper before spraying your project. Hold bottle upright 6" to 10" from surface. Never tilt more than 45°. Begin at the top and gently spray back and forth, overlapping each stroke for even coverage. To avoid drips, start spraying while in motion and release button while still in motion.
Step 4 Let dry and apply two more coats as desired. Eliminate clogs and sputtering by holding your finger over the red dot and pressing button for one second.
Step 5 Immediately after use, remove sprayer from the bottle. Cap and store the unused liquid. Remove plastic tube and rinse under running water. Reattach tube and place in cup of water. Spray away from away from you until water runs clear.
TIP: If using Martha Stewart Crafts™ Fine Glitter paint, remove small filter at bottom of plastic tube.
General Glass Adhesive Silkscreen Instructions
Step 1 Wash surface in warm soapy water. Allow to dry. Moisten a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe entire surface to remove any residue.
Step 2 Create a unique pattern by repeating a silkscreen over an area. Arrange designs in a grid for a structured look, or apply randomly for a playful, organic effect. Make sure to plan and measure both the silkscreen and the surface. To get an idea of what it will look like before painting, copy and print the design on paper first and tape it to your surface. Finalize your design and mark the placement with a wax pencil. For a look that's cohesive and natural, limit your palette to one, two, or three colors. Use varying shades of one color, complementary colors or colors in the same family (warm tones, cool tones, rich tones, pastels, etc.).
Step 3 Cut out desired design elements. Remove the backing from the silkscreen and set aside to later store the silkscreen. Position the silkscreen on the surface, smoothing to eliminate any wrinkles. Use a squeegee or pouncer to apply paint:
The squeegee is ideal for flat surfaces or large spaces. Apply a line of paint along one edge of the silkscreen. Place the squeegee above the line of paint and pull it down into the design area with light, even pressure. Use a smooth, fluid motion to spread the paint. Continue spreading until the paint fills the entire design area.
The pouncer is ideal for curved or intricate areas and small surfaces. Pour a small amount of paint onto your palette. Load the paint sparingly on a pouncer, dab off excess, and onto silkscreen. Apply second coat if necessary.
Step 4 While paint is still wet, carefully peel off the silkscreen. Wash and completely dry silkscreens before reusing. Let painted designs dry for 30 minutes before applying another silkscreen. Allow project to dry completely.
Step 5 All painted glass projects should be cured to increase the paint’s durability. Use either of the following techniques:
Bake to Cure – Place dry painted glassware into cool oven. Set oven to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes. Glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage. Do not place glass in a hot oven. After 30 minutes, turn off the oven. Allow glass to cool completely in oven. Wait 72 hours before using.
Air Cure – Air dry completed projects for 21 days before using.
NOTE: Use only the Air Cure technique for projects decorated with Glitter Glass paints.
Step 6 Rinse silkscreens and tools immediately after use to remove excess paint. Do not allow paint to dry on silkscreen.