Cheers To The 4th Glasses

The canvas measures 16” x 40”.  Hang it flush on a wall or set it on an easel. The Welcome Message template is included with the instructions.
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Celebrate the Fourth or any other patriotic day in personalized style with these red, white, and blue sparkling glasses.  A common question is, “Can I wash them?”  These are not simply decorative.  You can bake the acrylic paint in the oven for a permanent design that can be hand washed without harming the paint. Read the directions for baking on Martha Stewart’s page.  Because the paint is made for several application techniques, it is heavier than the paint normally applied for airbrushing.  But it can be used for airbrushing if it is mixed with acrylic thinner until it is the consistency of milk.  Whether you airbrush or apply with a sponge or other tool, have fun with this project!

Directions

COVER EXPOSED AREAS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.

step 1 - Clean and dry the glass thoroughly. Position three pairs of rubber bands at an angle on the glass. Allow 1/8” spacing between bands to be painted and 5/8” between the stripes.

step 1 - Clean and dry the glass thoroughly.
Position three pairs of rubber bands at an angle on the glass. Allow 1/8” spacing between bands to be painted and 5/8” between the stripes.

step 2 - Place thin (1/4”) masking tape above and below the stripes to be painted. Thin tape will curve easily and follow the line of the bands.  

step 2 - Place thin (1/4”) masking tape above and below the stripes to be painted. Thin tape will curve easily and follow the line of the bands.  

step 3 - Cover all but the glass sections to be painted with masking tape or paper towels.  Cover the stem and base too.

step 3 - Cover all but the glass sections to be painted with masking tape or paper towels.  Cover the stem and base too.

step 4 - Airbrush the two red stripes, then the white one.

step 5 - Cut a piece of card stock in a circle slightly larger than the glass base.  Fold the circle in fourths.  Use a star paper punch to decorate the circle.  Apply adhesive to one side of the circle and stick it to the glass base.  Protect the rest of the glass from over spray.

step 5 - Cut a piece of card stock in a circle slightly larger than the glass base.  Fold the circle in fourths.  Use a star paper punch to decorate the circle.  Apply adhesive to one side of the circle and stick it to the glass base.  Protect the rest of the glass from over spray.

step 6 - Airbrush the stars with white paint.  Remove the paper.  Airbrush over the base with the blue paint.

step 6 - Airbrush the stars with white paint.  Remove the paper.  Airbrush over the base with the blue paint.

step 7 - Shooting Star Glass Cut a piece of card stock in a circle slightly larger than the glass base.  Fold the circle in fourths.  Use a star paper punch to decorate the circle.  Apply adhesive to one side of the circle and stick it to the glass base.  Protect the rest of the glass from over spray.

step 7 - Shooting Star Glass

Cut a piece of card stock in a circle slightly larger than the glass base.  Fold the circle in fourths.  Use a star paper punch to decorate the circle.  Apply adhesive to one side of the circle and stick it to the glass base.  Protect the rest of the glass from over spray.

step 8 - Print out a name on copy paper.  Choosing a font with thicker lines will make painting easier.  Tape the printed card stock inside the glass.  Trace the letters onto the glass using a fine brush and blue full-strength paint.

step 8 - Print out a name on copy paper.  Choosing a font with thicker lines will make painting easier.  Tape the printed card stock inside the glass.  Trace the letters onto the glass using a fine brush and blue full-strength paint.

NOTE
The glasses used for this project are not fine crystal.  Be sure the glasses you use can be baked in the oven.

 


Supplies

At Amazon

  • Aztek airbrush
  • Martha Stewart Acrylic paint - Wedding Cake, Indigo, Habanero
  • Scotch Spray Mount Repositonable Adhesive

Craft Store

  • card stock
  • masking tape
  • craft knife
  • rubber bands
  • star paper punch

Miscellaneous

  • Wine glasses
  • paper towels

 

 


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