April 16, 2012

Painted Glass Art

I was given the following products by Plaid.  These products rocked my crafting world.  

Let's begin.  I opened this box and it felt like Christmas.  All these Martha Stewart products are high-quality and really clever as well.  I used a lot of them for the project today, but there are a lot I am still excited to try out.  Also, the child pictured below was not included in the package.  I made him myself :)


So, let me sum up the stuff in the box.  There were Martha Stewart paints in satin and pearl finish, which can be used on virtually any surface (glass, metal, fabric, you name it).  There were brushes, foam pouncers that screw onto the paint bottles, sponges, stencils, stencil film to make your own stencils, Stencil adhesive and cleaner, a heating tool that has many uses, and even a tool that makes all the paint work like a spray paint.  Impressive stuff.  

We were challenged to make a Mother's Day gift.  (Personally, I think my mom would like me to wrap up all the products and give it to her....but I made something anyhow :)


So, I wanted to try painting on glass, to test out the paints.  Here's what I made.



I purchased a discounted piece of art at TJ Max with the intent to just use the glass and frame.


Then I printed off the words I wanted at the right size.


I taped them behind the glass to use them as a guide.


Then I started painting till my heart was content.


After I finished the letters I used the Martha Stewart stencils and the foam pouncers to add more decoration to the art.  This part was so easy and cool.  (Tip: If you decide to try painting on glass, the satin paints works a lot better on glass than the pearl ones.)


The products were really fun to try out.  They are all so pretty and smart.  Here are a few more views of the art.  It's a tricky one to take pictures of, being glass.



(Steal a sneak preview of an upcoming post this week in this picture below.)





  
You can find all the products I used HERE at Plaid.  You can also find Plaid in these places: Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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18 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift for your Mom! I wonder if it will make it off your wall to her house.

    Something's different here...look forward to the reveal!

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  2. So pretty, and I'm excited to see what you did on the wall over there! :) How fun.

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  3. I LOVE that!!! Very cool. :)

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  4. I can't wait to see what you come up with them. :)

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  5. I love the painted glass! You chose fantastic colors, too! I can't wait to see that wall project that was peeking in, to tease us followers. Have a great day!

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  6. You hit the mother-lode with that Martha box! I love your very creative idea of painting on glass, it turned out fantastic! I can't wait to see what else you do with all those goodies!!! :)

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  7. Ok, so, personal goal just became: build my blog so I get sent boxes of Martha craft stuff!! lol. Great, great project! Love everything you do.

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  8. Very cute! I was wondering though... will soap and water take the paint off after it dries? I was thinking about painting something on my front door that has a lot of glass, but obviously want to be able to change it or take it off if I want. I thought maybe you'd know?

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    1. Katie,

      Hi! We've never conversed before but I have done things on glass and know a few tips. It depends on the paint and the length of time it has been on the glass as to the ease of removal. Soap and water will take it off but may not completely. If this happens then a razor blade scraper will do the trick. Make sure to use it at an angle to avoid scratching the glass and sometimes the glass must be wet to help with the scraping process and to also make sure you are not scratching the surface. Don't let the fear of scratching the glass put you off from trying to paint on your windows. It takes a heavy hand and lack of knowledge to ruin a glass surface. Try using an old picture frame with the glass to practice.
      Painting the windows on your door is a great way to personalize your house and add privacy to your home. It can also be fun to change out these designs for holidays and seasons. You can do it!

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    2. Katie- Maureen is right on. The razor blade can remove it. I meant to mention that in the post. When I messed up in an area, it was easy to scrape it off with a razor blade. Thanks for the help answering, Maureen!

      Cheri

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  9. This might be a silly question but when you took out the cardboard, the glass was able to stay in the frame without wobble? on a frame that large I am assuming it had a good number of tabs to hold it in but just wanted to see if you did anything else to keep it stable like shims. Thank you!

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    1. It had staples into the frame to keep it all in. I bent the staples back to get the cardboard out and then bent them back in to get the glass to stay. That's all. It feels pretty sturdy.

      Cheri

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  10. Love it! I don't know if I have a steady enough hand to paint that well though.
    I also was admiring that little bit of wall that you can see in that shot.

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  11. Wow, it is so cool and funky! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

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  12. Wish I could get a package full of goodies like that! Love your little man in the picture.

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  13. Cheri,

    Boy, are you lucky! What a neat box of supplies to get in the mail. Love the new wall color and I can't wait until your reveal.

    Maureen

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  14. You are so incredibly talented. Of course, your best creation is that precious boy you made, but all of your other creations are pretty awesome!!

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  15. WOW, beautiful Cheri! I love the color palette, and the message.

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