Dishwasher Safe Painted Glass
Martha Stewart has a new line of super paint that makes glass items dishwasher safe after painting. I chose her metallic gold for my plate project and found it was an excellent quality. Sometimes gold paint looks orange or fake but this one was perfect. The paint comes in many colors and can be used on ceramic as well. If you’re willing to wait for 21 days, let the item air dry to cure. Otherwise you can cure it quickly by using the directions below. Visit Martha’s page for a complete description and instructions. No special skills or tools are required for this project, just paint and a silkscreen.
I like the possibilities this paint presents. I’m already thinking about matching vases and dinner plates with painted rims, custom name plates for birthdays, etc. And how about a glass paperweight heart with a special design or message under it? This product is easy to use and can be applied with several techniques. I used a silkscreen design from Sculpey Clay but there are designs from Martha Stewart available too. This new generation of paper thin silkscreens are a dream to work with and prevent the paint from seeping under edges. Come up with your own ideas for painting on glass and have fun!
Note: If you use a stencil rather than a silkscreen, the technique used for this project may not work well. Paint may be forced under the stencil edges. Practice on a scrap first to see the result. But also keep in mind that the paint can easily be wiped off the glass with alcohol while it’s still wet.
- Martha Stewart Gold Metallic Glass Paint
- Sculpey silkscreen kit.
- rubbing alcohol
- towel or cloth
- masking tape
- credit card
- glass plate