Wedding surfaces of your choice, Brush basin or container for water, Paper towels, Foam plate, Fine grit sandpaper, Stencil tape
Wedding Project Instructions:
1. This wedding “Best Wishes” banner was stenciled Wedding Cake on a pale blue linen fabric.
2. Our “Mr. and Mrs.” Chair plaques were basecoated Jet Stream and trimmed with Sycamore Bark. The words were stenciled Sycamore Bark. Hot glue a section of ribbon to the back of the personalized plaques then tie to the chairs.
1. Prewash all fabric to remove manufacturer’s sizing. Dry thoroughly being careful not to use fabric softeners or dryer sheets. If needed, iron wrinkles without using a spray starch.
2. Basecoat wood surfaces, allow to dry, sand smooth and reapply base color. If desired, apply a complimentary color along the routed edge of the wood plaques.
3. Position large paper stencil on project surface where desired; secure in place using stencil tape.
1. Fabric Surfaces – Squeeze a small amount of paint onto a foam plate or palette.
2. Mix two parts paint with one part Martha Stewart Fabric Medium. Using the fabric medium when painting on fabric will help to keep the decorated fabric soft when dry.
3. Load stencil brush with paint and fabric paint mixture by dabbing into the puddle. Dab a few times more on a clean spot on the foam plate to ensure you have the entire stencil brush properly loaded with paint. Holding the stencil brush as you would a pencil, begin dabbing up and down over the opening of the large paper stencil. Continue stenciling until the entire design area has been painted. Set the stencil brush aside and lift the paper stencil to reveal the stenciled letter.
4. Continue stenciling each letter creating your personal message.
5. Wood Surfaces – Load stencil brush in the same manner using paint only, (without any medium). Stencil to personalize wood plaques with either “Mr. & Mrs.” or with personal names.
6. Set completed projects aside to thoroughly dry.
1. All project surfaces painted with Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Paints should be cured to increase the paint’s durability. Follow the Heat Setting to Cure Technique when decorating fabrics.
Heat Setting to Cure Technique – Allow your decorated fabric to air dry 24 hours then heat set using either one of two recommended methods.
Dryer Method – Turn garment inside out; place item in dryer for 30 minutes on highest setting allowed for the type of fabric used.
Iron Method – Place decorated item right side up on ironing board; cover with dry pressing cloth. Set iron to highest setting allowed for fabric used. Place dry iron (no steam) on area pressing for 30 seconds, lift iron moving to another area until all sections are heat set.
Wood plaques can be sealed for protections when thoroughly dry. If a sealed finish is desired, brush on one or two coats of either satin or gloss finish.