Desk accessories of yoru choice, Brush basin or container for water, Paper towels, Foam plate, rubbing alcohol, Fine grit sandpaper
Desk Accessory Instructions:
1. Basecoat wood surfaces either Root Beer Float or Gray Chalkboard paint. Stencil Wedding Cake borders.
2. Use an oval or rectangle border stencil to create a label design, paint Gray Chalkboard paint and embellish with pretty borders using Habanero and Wedding Cake.
1. If preparing wood: basecoat, allow to dry, sand smooth and reapply base color.
2. If preparing glass: wash glassware in warm soapy water to thoroughly clean, rinse well and allow to dry. Moisten paper towels with rubbing alcohol and wipe over cleaned surface to remove any remaining dirt, grease or soap film. Allow to dry.
3. Position adhesive stencils on project surface where desired; press to secure in place.
1. Using stencil tape, measure and mask straight lines for chalkboard areas. Load utility brush with Gray Chalkboard paint and apply a thin, smooth coat of paint; allow to dry. Reapply two more coats of chalkboard paint allowing ample drying time between applications.
2. Condition chalkboard paint prior to writing on the label with chalk. To condition: lay a piece of chalk on its side and wipe over the entire label area. Wipe away chalk dust using a moist paper towel and allow to dry.
1. Squeeze a small amount of paint onto a foam plate or palette.
2. Load a foam pouncer with paint by dabbing into the puddle. Dab a few times more on a clean spot on the foam plate to ensure you have the entire foam pouncer properly loaded with paint. Holding the foam pouncer as you would a pencil, begin dabbing up and down over the opening of the stencil. Continue stenciling until the entire design area has been painted. Set the foam pouncer aside and immediately lift the adhesive stencil to reveal the stenciled design.
3. Continue stenciling until the desired effect is achieved.
4. Set completed project aside to thoroughly dry.
All project surfaces painted with Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Paints should be cured to increase the paint’s durability. To cure the paint on glass surfaces, follow either the Bake to Cure Technique or Air Cure Technique.
Bake to Cure Technique – Set dry silkscreened 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 the oven off. Allow glass to cool completely in oven. Wait 72 hours before using. NOTE: Glitter Glass Paints should not be baked to cure; only use air cure technique when painting with glitter paints.
Air Cure Technique – Air dry completed project for 21 days before using. NOTE: Glitter Glass Paints should not be baked to cure; only use air cure technique when painting with glitter paints.