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Plaid Martha Stewart Crafts Gift Boxes
Capture the elegance of hand-painted gift boxes quickly and easily using Martha Stewart Crafts Adhesive Silkscreens.
- Time:1-1/2 hours
1Paint lid of box in Sterling or the color you want. Allow paint to completely dry. Sand the lid smooth and reapply base color.
2Use scissors to cut silkscreen designs apart along the division lines.
3Peel silkscreen from backing sheet. Set backing aside and save for storing silkscreen.
4Put silkscreen where want it on box and press silkscreen into place. Add a section of stencil tape to hold silkscreen in place if necessary.
5Apply paint through silkscreen using either of the Squeegee Tool Technique or the Foam Pouncer Tool Technique. With the squeegee tool technique, squeeze a small amount of paint onto solid edge of silkscreen. Holding squeegee tool at a 45 degree angle with light pressure, pull the paint across the opening of the silkscreen. Continue painting until the entire design area has been silkscreened. Set squeegee aside in container of water for cleaning. Immediately, while paint is still wet, neatly and carefully lift silkscreen by peeling away from the project surface. With the foam pouncer tool technique, squeeze a small amount of paint onto foam plate. Load the flat bottom edge of the foam pouncer with paint by dabbing into the puddle of paint. Dab a few times more on a clean spot on the foam plate to ensure you have the entire foam pouncer loaded properly. Holding the foam pouncer as you would a pencil, begin dabbing straight up and down over the opening of the silkscreen. Continue painting until the entire design area has been painted. Set foam pouncer aside in container of water for cleaning. Immediately while paint is still wet, neatly and carefully lift silkscreen by peeling away from the project surface. Regardless of the technique you use, be careful not to drag silkscreen while removing it as your painted design may be blurred.
6Continue adding silkscreen designs over surface until desired effect is achieved. When repeating a design, it is best to clean the silkscreen between uses by rinsing in water and allowing the silkscreen to dry thoroughly.
7Air dry completed project for 21 days before using.