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Make It : Frost Painted Canisters

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It has been a busy time for all of us here at Martha while hosting American Made! For those of you who couldn't make it to the event, I thought it would be nice to share one of the glass painting crafts that I demonstrated.

This craft uses one of the new types of paint included in our Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint line. The Frost Translucent glass paints give your projects a "sea glass" effect; it's a great way to frost your windows, Christmas ornaments, etc. Here is what you are going to need to get started.

blank cookie jar, stenciling tape, frost translucent glass paint, glass spray system

- Martha Stewart Frost Translucent Glass Paint in Surf
- Martha Stewart Stenciling tape
- Martha Stewart Glass Spray System
- blank glass surface of your choice for crafting
- template for tracing artwork (if you like what I used here, you can download it here)

1) To start, make sure you have completely cleaned your glass surface by washing it in soap and warm water, then cleaning it once more with some rubbing alcohol to remove any remaining residue. Make sure your surface is completely dry before painting.

2) Scale and print out the artwork of your choice. It does not have to be in "dot" format already, you can trace any artwork. Cut it to the appropriate size for your glass piece and insert it on the inside/underside and tape it lightly to secure.

3) Take your bottle of Frost Translucent Glass Paint and begin to trace your artwork by creating dots by lightly squeezing paint from your fine tip top.

Here is how it will look when you are done! Let this dry completely before you move to the next step.

4) Open your Glass Spray System. Now this is in fact my favorite tool in both our craft and glass paint lines. This allows you to turn any of our paints into a sprayable paint that can be used indoors. Spraying your paint gives you the best, most even, and smooth coverage. Following the instructions on the package (and the photos left to right, top to bottom) pour in equal parts of glass paint and spray medium into the provided container.  Mix well, then attach the top portion of the tool. Tape off the top portion of your canister to make it food safe and protect areas you do not wish to paint and begin to spray. Spray until desired color is reached, letting it dry between each coat.


Your finished piece should look something like this. Remove the tape and you have the finished project!

For more information and FAQs about our glass paint, post questions on our blog or find it all here

Comments (5)

  • Absolutely beautiful and elegant work <3!

  • I heard on the morning radio program this morning (10/19/12) that there was going to be "discount coupons" available for this paint & other MS craft products starting November 1st. Did I hear correctly? Does anyone know where I might find a link to the coupons &/or if they were for Michael's or a specific website? I'm confused myself, so I apologize if I'm confusing any of you! Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Joanna,
    We post coupons to our Martha Stewart Crafts pinterest board found here. Keep checking back in as we post new coupons for our products.

  • I love playing with glassjars, I made some Halloween and Fairyjars yesterday. =)

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Darrin,
    We bought our blank jars at IKEA before crafting on them. They sell similar jars at the container store.


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