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Scrolls and Swirls Silkscreen Cake Dishes

Capture the elegance of painted scrolls and swirls quickly and easily using Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints and Adhesive Silkscreens. Embellish by adding a painted dot trim using the writer tip of the paint bottle!

At a Glance:

#4614 Skill Level: Expert Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Martha Stewart Logo
  • Martha Stewart Glass Logo
supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Dauber Set

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $8.09
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Silkscreen - Scrolls...

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $13.09
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Squeegee Set, 2pc

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $12.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Patterning Tape

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $11.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Frost Translucent Glass Paint - Surf, Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Frost Translucent Glass Paint - Sea Lavender, Glass surfaces, Brush basin or container for water, Paper towels, Rubbing alcohol, Foam plate, Scissors

Instructions


Cake Dish Instructions:1.    Measure and tape around a glass vessel to create a painted border.  Using a pouncer tool, apply the band of color using a dabbing up and down motion.  Apply a second coat if a stronger color is desired.

2.    Add color to enhance the pedestals by pouncing color on the dome lid knobs or on the pedestal base or perhaps under the pedestal base.

3.    Embellish a rim with painted dots using the writer tip of a bottle cap.

Preparation Instructions:


  1. Wash glass in warm soapy water to thoroughly clean; rinse well and allow to dry.
  2. Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe over cleaned glass to remove any remaining dirt, grease or soap film.  Allow to dry.
     
  3. Using scissors, cut silkscreen designs apart following printed division lines.
     
  4. Peel silkscreen from backing sheet; set backing aside and save for silkscreen storage.
     
  5. Position silk screen on glass surface where desired; press in place.

Silkscreen Painting Instructions:

Apply paint through silkscreen using either the Squeegee Tool Technique or the Foam Pouncer Tool Technique.

Squeegee Tool Technique – Squeeze a small amount of paint onto solid edge of silkscreen.  Holding squeegee tool at a 45° angle with light pressure, pull the paint across the opening of the silkscreen.  Continue painting until the entire design area has been silkscreened.  Set squeegee aside in container of water for cleaning.  While paint is still wet, neatly and carefully lift silkscreen by peeling away from the glass surface.  NOTE:  Be careful not to drag silkscreen while removing it as your painted design may be blurred.

Foam Pouncer Tool Technique – Squeeze a small amount of paint onto foam plate.  Load the flat bottom edge of the foam pouncer with glass paint by dabbing into the puddle of paint.  Dab a few times more on a clean spot on the foam plate to ensure you have the entire foam pouncer loaded properly.  Holding the foam pouncer as you would a pencil, begin dabbing straight up and down over the opening of the silkscreen.  Continue painting until the entire design area has been painted.  Set foam pouncer aside in container of water for cleaning.  While paint is still wet, neatly and carefully lift silkscreen by peeling away from the glass surface.  NOTE:  Be careful not to drag silkscreen while removing it as your painted design may be blurred.
Continue adding silkscreen design over glass surface until desired effect is achieved.  NOTE:  When repeating a design, it is best to clean the silkscreen between uses by rinsing in water and allowing the silkscreen to dry thoroughly.
   
Set completed project aside for 1 hour to thoroughly dry.


Curing Instructions:

All glass surfaces painted with Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints should be cured to increase the paint’s durability on glass or ceramic surfaces.  Follow either the Bake to Cure Technique or the 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.
 

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