Purchase jars from craft supply stores,
or use empty jars from tomato sauce, jam, etc.
Paint is for surfaces that do NOT come into contact with food. Hand wash gently.
Glassware: Wash and dry with a lint-free towel.
Stencil or Drawing: NOTE: We found that it was much easier to "free-hand" paint, rather than
use a stencil unless you have the right type of stencil. If your glass
surface is curved, rather than flat, you will need a thin, flexible stencil.
The stencil we used came with adhesive on the back, and was made by Plaid Folkart. This type of stencil
can be used several times before losing its stickiness.
Stencil Adhesive (if the stencil does not come with adhesive on the back)
Glass Paints of your choice (see notes on paints below)
Brush or sponge (for wiping on the surface conditioner)
FOR DELTA CREAM COAT PAINTS ONLY:
Surface Conditioner (we used Delta CreamDecor Perm Enamel Surface Conditioner
for tile, Glass and Ceramic - this is used to clean the surface)
Delta Glass Paint or Glass Paint Markers (we used "Painty" markers)
FOR PLAID FOLKART ENAMEL GLASS PAINTS (*we recommend this brand)
Alcohol (for cleaning the surface)
NOTE: We tried Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel White Frost (this is painted on with a brush or sponge and is supposed to make the glass look "frosted" or "etched"). We used it on the angel shown above; it did NOT give an etched look, and it ran a bit under the angel. It ended up looking like a thin coat of white paint on the glass.
Delta Craft Surface Conditioner
White Frost Paint
brush, glassware and stencils
NOTE: All painting is done on the side of the glass that will NOT come into contact with food.
1. Prepare Glass & Stencils
Wash the glass using dish detergent. Rinse thoroughly. Dry using a lint-free towel.
Follow directions of paint for cleaning surface. (Delta paint called for
surface conditioner and Plaid Folkart called for alcohol). NOTE: Use in well-ventilated area
and KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
If you are using a stencil, apply stencil adhesive if needed.
NOTE: See our note on Stencils in the supply list above.
Use if stencil does not come with adhesive on back
2. Apply Paint
Use paint brush or sponge and bottle of glass paint, or use glass paint markers.
3. Remove Smudges and Errors
Yes, you can correct errors. As soon as the project is finished, wet a Q-Tip with the surface conditioner (if using Delta paints - otherwise use alcohol or whatever
your paint calls for). Use the wet end of the Q-Tip to
carefully remove any unwanted paint, using a gentle rubbing motion. Be careful to not allow the conditioner or alcohol to run.
Follow the directions for the paint you are using for drying and caring for your new glass item. Most paints
state to use only on surfaces that DO NOT come into contact with food. The paints we used did not require baking in the oven
or microwave, but they cannot be used on surfaces that will come in direct contact with food or liquid.
Recipe for Chocolate Peanut/Cashew Clusters
6 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate chips (half of a 12-oz. bag)
6 oz. of butterscotch chips (half of a 12-oz. bag)
3 -4 cups of cashews or peanuts (or a mix of nuts)
Melt all chips over low heat. Stir in nuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a tray lined with
waxed paper. Place in refrigerator until hardened. Remove candy from tray and put in your beautiful, new candy jar.
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