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!

Directions

step 1 - Clean your glass with rubbing alcohol and a cloth.

step 1 - Clean your glass with rubbing alcohol and a cloth.

step 2 - Place the glass plate on a cutting mat and use the grid to measure the vertical and horizontal center of the glass. With a Sharpie pen mark the inside of the plate.

step 2 - Place the glass plate on a cutting mat and use the grid to measure the vertical and horizontal center of the glass. With a Sharpie pen mark the inside of the plate.

step 3 - Mark your silkscreen with the marker through the vertical and horizontal centers.  Match the center of the silkscreen to the center of the plate.  Tape down four sides of the silkscreen.

step 3 - Mark your silkscreen with the marker through the vertical and horizontal centers.  Match the center of the silkscreen to the center of the plate.  Tape down four sides of the silkscreen.

step 4 - Apply a generous line of the paint above the design to be covered.

step 4 - Apply a generous line of the paint above the design to be covered.

step 5 - A credit card or any sturdy piece of flexible plastic can be used to spread the paint onto the openings in the silkscreen.  Hold the plastic at a 45 degree angle and gently swipe across the design.

step 5 - A credit card or any sturdy piece of flexible plastic can be used to spread the paint onto the openings in the silkscreen.  Hold the plastic at a 45 degree angle and gently swipe across the design.

step 6 - Work down the design until the portions of the silkscreen you want painted, are covered.

step 6 - Work down the design until the portions of the silkscreen you want painted, are covered.

step 7 - Carefully lift away the silkscreen.  Wipe away any paint mistakes using alcohol.  Also wipe paint off the silkscreen immediately.

step 7 - Carefully lift away the silkscreen.  Wipe away any paint mistakes using alcohol.  Also wipe paint off the silkscreen immediately.

step 8 - Allow the paint to dry for an hour or more if necessary.

step 8 - Allow the paint to dry for an hour or more if necessary.

step 9 - Cure the paint.  Put the plate in a cold oven.  Set the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.  Shut the oven off and allow the plate to cool thoroughly.  Wait 72 hours before using.  See complete instructions.

step 9 - Cure the paint.  Put the plate in a cold oven.  Set the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.  Shut the oven off and allow the plate to cool thoroughly.  Wait 72 hours before using.  See complete instructions.

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.


Supplies

At Amazon

  • Martha Stewart Gold Metallic Glass Paint
  • Sculpey silkscreen kit.

Miscellaneous

  • rubbing alcohol
  • towel or cloth
  • masking tape
  • credit card
  • glass plate

 


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