September 4, 2012
Wine glasses while elegant looking, can be a bit boring to look at. Well they don’t have to be, try adding a personal touch to a set with Martha Stewart’s glass paints. This is the perfect way to make a special glass for that special moment using Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints and Adhesive Stencils. It is not only quick to do, it is also easy to create! Change the look of ordinary glass to extraordinary by embellishing with dotwork and scrolls.
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint – Greek Tile
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Metallic Opaque Glass Paint – Sterling
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Metallic Opaque Glass Paint – Yellow Gold
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Spray Paint Kit
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Paint Dauber and Roller Set, 6pc
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Adhesive Stencils – Bold Serif Alphabet
- Bottle and glasses
- Brush basin or container for water
- Paper towels
- Rubbing alcohol
- Foam plate
Click here to find the complete step by step instructions on how to create these glasses.
July 2, 2012
Customized glass plates for the 4th of July or any patriotic occasion are a snap to make with FolkArt enamels glass paint. Make some festive 4th of July decorations by revamping your plates this holiday. These plates can be hung up on your wall or placed on a stand as a table decoration. This project is great for all crafters. This is an easy project that will take up to an hour to make. Cathie and Steve designed this Patriotic Glass Plate. See below for all the supplies you will need and the instructions to create this plate. Are you creating any special decorations for the 4th of July? To see more great crafts from Cathie and Steve check out their Facebook Fan page.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Wicker White, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Cobalt, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Lipstick Red, 2 oz.
Wide flat paintbrush
1. Wipe the bottom of the plate clean with rubbing alcohol.
2. Working on the bottom of the plate, paint the words, “Happy 4th of July” with wicker white paint. Allow to dry.
3. Dip the end of the spouncer into lipstick red paint, tap off the excess paint and press onto the bottom of the plate in a random pattern. Continue painting dots using the calypso sky and wicker white paint. Allow to dry.
4. Paint the entire base of the plate with cobalt paint. Paint two coats for full coverage with dry time in between.
5. Follow the instructions on the bottle for heat setting the paint.
December 19, 2011
By Sherrie Ragsdale:
Ornaments make such a great surface to craft on during the holidays. You can get as creative as you would like, and create vibrant color schemes on them. Take these white ornaments that were designed by a Plaid designer, Sherrie Ragsdale. These three ornaments all have colors in common, but are still different in design. Use these ornaments to decorate your tree with, or use them as a table decor.
662 Folkart Metallic Sterling Silver
901 Folkart Acrylic Wicker White
2787 Folkart Extreme Glitter Silver
2790 Folkart Extreme Glitter Turquoise
50147 Plaid Dauber Set
White Glass ornaments, 1/4″ Masking Tape, Turquoise Ribbon, and Silver Ribbon
1. Make Dots with 5/8 dauber with the metallic silver sterling. After they dry go back over with the silver extreme glitter.
2. Tape off the stripes with the 1/4″ masking tape.
3. Add turquoise extreme glitter to every other stripe using the dauber. Remove tape.
4. Add silver dots with the end of a paint brush. Allow to dry and then go over with the silver extreme glitter.
5. Paint a silver stripe around the center. Once dry add silver extreme glitter.
6. Using dauber paint over silver glitter with wicker white.
7. Go over white with turquoise glitter and then remove tape.
8. Tie turquoise ribbon for hanging and a silver bow for the front of ornament.
November 23, 2011
By: Candie Cooper (To see more crafts from Candie check out her blog, Candie Cooper’s Journal)
I’ve been thinking about this tray for a long time. I picked it up at the craft store for $5. I wanted to make it personal so it could be displayed or functional. It’s a wonderful gift or family treasure. Plus you can adapt this for birthday wishes, Christmas memories and more.
You will need: A tray (or other surface), Folk Art paint in desired colors, scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, scissors, permanent marker, blank paper, and paint brushes. I made this tray over two days so give yourself a few hours to create it.
I opted for some metallic Folk Art paints because they are my favorite (but any Folk Art paint will work)! You’ll also need a jar or cup and some wood beads. Here’s why:
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