After a weekend of painting walls, ceilings, and trim work, I celebrated my hard work with one of these beautiful martinis served in custom Frost Stenciled Martini Glasses. If you are like me, then I know you all love simple, no fuss décor crafts that look elegant and don’t cost you a pretty penny. This project is one that anyone can do, no special talent or skills required, just a willingness to get creative!
DecoArt sent me their new lines of glass paints to sample (yes, I’m a lucky girl!) and I played around with the frost paint line. I love the look of etched glass and their new Frost Gloss Enamels give you the subtle, soft effect of etched glass, but without caustic chemicals, and they come in a rainbow of colors. They also have 3D Frost Glass Enamel that can be used for added dimension in your designs or writing.
How to Make Frost Stenciled Glasses
You will need the following:
- Martini Glass, Clear, 4-Piece
- DecoArt Americana Frost Gloss Enamels Paint, 2-Ounce, White (or your color choice)
- DecoArt Americana 3D Frost Gloss Enamel Writers Paint, 2-Ounce, White (optional)
- Gloss Enamels Stencils-Mod
- a makeup sponge, paint sponge dabber, or paintbrush
I wanted to jazz up some plain martini glasses just a bit and chose to use the Frost Gloss Enamel in White. I washed them in hot soapy water, dried them well, and then rubbed the outside surface with rubbing alcohol. This removes any bit of oil that might remain and helps the paint adhere well.
I pressed the stick-on stencil onto the glass and smoothed out any air bubbles. These stencils are great because they stick to glass really well and you can wash them and reuse them over and over. They have a humongous assortment of stencils to choose from too. I used a 1/2” paint dauber to apply the paint but a makeup sponge would work just as well. I found that a paint brush will work, but you need to use very light strokes to prevent under-bleed. Apply a nice, even coat of paint covering the stencil. The frost paint will not look very opaque while it is wet.
Peel off your stencil to reveal your frosted design. If it is messed up or smudged then simply wash the paint off your glass and stencil, dry them well and start over.
You can now add some 3D paint if you desire for a special effect. I added a row of dots around the base of the glasses. The paint dries quite quickly which is nice. It will cure in four days. What is even better is that you can make it dishwasher proof by placing the glasses on a cookie sheet in a cold oven, turning the heat to 275 degrees, bake it for 30 minutes, turn off oven and let it cool inside.
How pretty are these martini glasses? I love how they look just like etched glass!
For really awesome tips, tutorials, videos, and ideas check out the DecoArt Glass Paint Program. You can find all the products found in the Glass Paint Program at Michaels Craft Stores. Select stores will have all the new glass paints set up next to all their glassware too.
You can also find more of my glass project tutorials in the Décor Crafts tab up top.
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Disclosure: This was sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
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