Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Plain Frame to Snowflake Tray Transformation with Martha Stewart and Plaid !

I recently had the opportunity to play with some of the Martha Stewart Craft paints and stencils from Plaid. I’m still swooning over the amazing selection of goodies Plaid sent me to work with. Work? No. PLAY!!!
Frame Tray
I have a surplus of frames and love using them for things other than well, framing things! I decided I needed a holiday tray.
I started off with a plain frame:
Frame to Tray Transformation
Took out the glass and set it aside and then painted the inner portion of the frame with Sterling Glitter from Martha’s paint line. These paints are great because they are multi-surface and they go on everything. I love the glitter paints and you can get different effects depending on how you use them.
For the inner portion of the frame  I used the Sterling on its own. For the red around the edges, I used a coat of the Satin finish (Habanero) and went over that with Garnet Glitter. This makes for a great opaque but sparkly combo!
Martha Stewart Pearl Paint
I cleaned the glass  frame and got out a snowflake stencil and used the Pearl finish for this. Right on the glass. No primer or additive. And I love the end result because it looks like etching. I covered the whole surface with snowflakes.
Stenciled Snowflake Tray (2)
After checking to make sure I was liking my progress by laying the glass on the frame, I forgot to take pictures as I finished up the red edging but you get the idea!
Snowflake Tray Corner
I think the silver glitter looks like frost which goes perfect with the snowflakes! For the legs of my tray, I used old thread spools painted with the Habanero / Garnet Glitter paints.

I  had so much fun with this that I had to do some other things . So I made a snowflake plate to go with my snowflake tray. Just a plain glass plate from Dollar Tree. I painted on the underside of the plate, again using the snowflake stencils.
Snowflake Plate Closeup
I used  the Pearl again, and a Satin paint called Wedding Cake for the snowflakes. The Wedding Cake shows up better in the pics but the Pearl has that etched look and we know no two snowflakes are alike right?

Stenciled these on the underside of the plate then when dry, went over them with the Sterling Glitter and around the rim of the plate with a couple coats of the Sterling Metallic. Went over the Sterling Glitter with Metallic Yellow Gold.
Snowflake Tray and Martha Paints
And I still couldn’t stop so I had to play with a mug I picked up at Dollar Tree because now I have a treat  plate on a tray and of course I’m going to need something to drink!
The “25” is for December 25 ( hubs didn’t get it so just in case) . I made my own stencil from contact paper because I wanted it big and then used the Habanero Satin and Garnet Glitter paints for the numbers and on the handle.

I kinda boo boo’d so I outlined the numbers with gold paint pen and then freehand added some dots. And did I mention that you can bake these in your oven if you don’t want to wait 21 days for the paint to cure and then the paint is dishwasher safe?

While the wonderful folks at Plaid provided the amazing Martha Stewart supplies used, the opinions are 100% my own and these are products  I will definitely be buying more of!
Martha Stewart Paints


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Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

So cute, Carol!! I'm really loving that snowflake tray. The glass looks gorgeous! You are making my head spin with all these amazing projects you are churning out!

Antonella said...

What a great plate! I have a glass plate that I have had in my stash for *well, way too long now* that I always hesitate to try *what happens if I make a mistake- lol* Love your projects!
Antonella :-)

Christine said...

I love what you did with these colors! Aren't they the best colors ever? It's no wonder we loved the same ones...

Netty said...

Loving the effect the snowflakes give, x

Miss Kitty said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing about the "etched" effect the pearl paint gives...it would be a lot easier than actually using etching liquid.

LuLu Kellogg said...

I swanee you are the most creative person I know! I love this!


Unknown said...

This is an adorable set and how much fun! I love the idea of using the frame as a tray. Very clever :)

Maggie Lamarre said...

this is so kewl.
Happy Thanksgiving, inviting you to share your project with us at
Have a fabulous shopping weekend.

Unknown said...

Great stuff! I love working with paints!

Jenn Erickson said...

I'm feeling the itch to run out to Michael's. What can I say? You inspire me!!