Drink First, Think Later
Coffee has to be one of the first things I think about in the morning… right after how lucky I am to have the most wonderful family ever! My sister and I quite often joke about how we couldn’t make it through the day without at LEAST two cups, I know addictions are bad but what can I say…
I’m so addicted I have found a way to save the coffee when the grinds end up in your coffee!
When I got Plaid’s new Martha Stewart glass paint line in the mail, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Ok, I actually had a lot of ideas, but I had thought of this quote too ; )
It really was hard to pick just one project for these fabulous paints. To be honest… I didn’t choose just one! I made several projects that I’ll be sharing later on.
So do you want to know how to make your own coffee cup with a clever saying? (ok, I probably didn’t come up with this quote, but I haven’t seen it anywhere else on a coffee cup, I looked!)
– Metallic Opaque Glass Paint, Black Nickel
– Metallic Opaque Glass Paint, Sterling
– Paint Dauber (3/8″)
– Adhesive Stencils – Bold Sans Alphabet
– Glass Scraper and Pick Set
-Rubbing Alcohol and cotton balls (for cleaning)
Stenciled Coffee Cup Quote Tutorial
First thing you do is clean the glass with rubbing alcohol to get it free of any dirt and fingerprints. Then let it dry.
Next you will take your dauber and use it to apply the paint inside your stencils. (see above) I alternated between the two colors listed above. Then using your dual end bent pick you will take the smallest side and move it back and forth across the paint in each stencil. This gives your paint a smooth finish and helps eliminate any bubbles. It really is a great tool, I highly suggest this if you are interested in glass painting!
Keep moving your way through each word, once you are done painting your stencils remove IMMEDIATELY. The paint dries pretty fast. I also let each word dry before doing the one below to reduce any risk of smearing my paint (totally something I would do since I lean towards the impatient side)
Once you are done you will likely need to remove a few little specks to clean up your letters. I also used the pick for this. You just simply scrape off what you need removed.
Then I cured mine in the oven following the manufacturers directions. You can also let it air cure for 21 days.
Now you have a fun new stenciled coffee cup to drink out of…and give yourself a good laugh in the meantime!
Do you “Drink First and Think Later” or are you super chipper in the mornings? I can drink a whole pot… so not good, but completely necessary!
There are quite a few inspirational projects for painting on glass! I have been searching my house high and low for glass surfaces to paint on! If you are looking for some more inspiration you can check out these fabulous ladies:
You can find Plaid’s new Martha Stewart glass paint at Michael’s Stores along with other stencils, paints, tools, and accessories. To see what else you can do with this paint be sure to stay connected with Plaid on Facebook, Pinterest, and twitter (use hashtag #marthaglass).
Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Martha Stewart Glass Paints and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.