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FAQs

How can I decoupage clear plates to be food safe?
This is called decoupaging in reverse. To decoupage in reverse, please refer to 33302 Botanical Birds. To create the look of these plates, simply apply the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish of your choice to the backside of the glass plate after it is properly prepared.
Then apply the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish of your choice to the front side of the bird paper cut-out and apply the image to the backside of the plate. Continue with the standard decoupage procedure applying the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish of your choice and allowing proper drying times between applications. Complete the look of the reverse decoupage by painting an opaque application of paint over the entire backside of the plate. Allow to cure for 21 days prior to use.
How do I make Gallery Glass® patterns I've created fit my windows?
Determine how many repetitions, if any, will be necessary for your project. Note that most of the designs are quite large and involve repeating motifs, and the section of pattern given may be a quarter or a half of the whole design, requiring mirror-imaging to complete the whole design. To alter the size of the design you can:
  • Add border(s) or make the border wider
  • Remove border(s) or make them smaller
  • Reduce or enlarge the pattern on a copy machine.
How do you adjust the design repeat of a stencil for the corner of a room?
To adjust a stencil design to fit the corners of your room, on one wall you might need to stretch and on the other to squeeze the design. Try to stretch or squeeze the motif when stenciling the final corner where the design is to meet. If that's not practical, another option is to add a less dominant design motif, such as an acorn, a leaf, or a twig, in the final corner to finish the design.
To stretch the design: To ease the design into the corner so a major design element fits on the adjoining wall, stretch the last 304 repeats by increasing the space between design elements 1/2" to 1" per repeat.
Squeezing the design: Decrease the spacing between design elements 1/4" to 1/2" so that the design element that would have gone into the corner is pulled back on the wall before the corner.
How do you embroider with the long short stitch?
This stitch is also known as the Interlocked Satin Stitch?
Place first row of stitches. Come up at A. Go down at B. Come up at C, between previous row of stitches, as shown. Work alternating rows of long and short stitches. Repeat A-B-C sequence for each row to fill in area.
How do you paint curliques with the One Stroke™ script liner brush?
When making curliques you need an inky consistency of paint then pull the script liner brush in spirals, as shown in the photo.
What are filbert brushes and how are they used?
Filberts are round brushes that are put into a flat ferrule. Sometimes these are easier to use than the rounds. For instance, they make it easier to start off the comma strokes because the hairs are already spread out. As you pull away from the surface to finish your stroke, you can slightly turn this type brush to the side to make a tiny tail to your comma stroke.
What is a tint?
Tint is a gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
What is Leather Studio™ paint?
Leather Studio™ is an acrylic-based craft paint that is designed to add color and design to most leather or vinyl surfaces.
When applied to these surfaces, Leather Studio paint creates a strong, yet flexible film.
How can I get an antiqued decoupage look?
Royal Coat ® Antique Decoupage Finish adds a mellow, antique look to decoupaged surfaces. Use it to apply cutouts to your surface and then brush on two light coats over the entire surface. Each coat will slightly deepen the color of the finished piece and create an aged patina.
To get the exact degree of antiquing you desire apply FolkArt ® Antiquing Medium to the entire project after Royal Coat ® Decoupage Finish is dry. Apply Antiquing Medium with a brush or soft sponge. Wipe off as much or as little as you wish with a soft cloth or paper towel for the desired effect. Allow to dry. Then apply two final coats of Royal Coat.
How do I make sure that the different colors I am using in the design don’t run together?
Designs should be segmented so each color has a closed section. If using a design of your own or from another source, add lines to your design where needed before leading the design. Segmenting also helps achieve the look of genuine stained glass.
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