Stenciling on glass is a fun, creative way to add some personality to your home. It’s a great way to personalize your space, and it’s a great way to show your personality.
Before We Begin Stenciling on Glass
Get the Right Supplies
For a project that involves stenciling on glass, you will need some supplies.
- Muddaritaville Studio Pinot Blanc stencil
- Fusion Mineral Paint colors of your choice
- Fusion Brush Cleaner & Fan Deck
- Staalmeester roller and handle
- Several small stencil brushes
- Paper towels, glass cleaner, paint palette, painters tape, optional small fan
- Tempered glass, 10″ wide by 24″ long
Clean your glass with your favorite cleaner. Make sure to use a glass cleaner that is specifically made for stenciling. Put the stencil down, face up. Make sure the glass is centered on top. If the stencil is longer than the glass, cut it to size. Put some tape on it and flip it over.
Pick one of the Fusion Mineral Paint colors you like most. Swirl the stencil brush on some paper towels to remove excess paint after dipping the tip into the paint. Then, pounce the paint onto the stencil in an up-and-down motion.
Do this for the following colors of your choice.
This is a little difficult to picture from behind, but we will produce the little black drop shadow that makes the lettering stand out.
Move the stencil down approximately 1/16" uniformly. Then, shift it to the left about 1/16" on all sides.
Flip the object over. Is it attractive or what? It is time to choose a paint color for the back of the glass. You can slide colors underneath the glass using your Fusion Fan Deck. Then, when satisfied, roll it onto the back of the glass and let it dry. Then, Add felt or plastic "feet" and complete your project!
Stenciling on Glass – FAQ
How Do You Keep Your Stencils From Smearing?
Fix the stencil with painter's tape or spray glue to prevent it from sliding around. Using spray adhesive will ensure the stencil won't shift and the paint won't seep under the edge of the brush catches it. Apply a thin coat of adhesive spray on the back of the stencil and place it where you want it.
Do You Pull Stencil off Wet or Dry?
Most stencils are designed to be pulled off wet, but you can also do it dry. Make sure you have enough paint on the brush to cover the stencil. Apply pressure to the stencil with your fingers and pull it off the glass.
Can You Use a Stencil on Glass That is Not Tempered?
Yes! However, you may need more adhesive than usual, as the glass won't be as forgiving.
How Many Times Can You Reuse a Stencil?
The durability of a stencil depends on several different things. There are various factors to consider, such as where you keep the film, how you remove it, the colors you use, etc. In most cases, we recommend no more than 10 uses of a stencil before the more outstanding features begin to fade.
How Do You Clean Reusable Stencils?
Wet the stencil with water and a block of mild soap. Rub the stencil vigorously with a cloth until the paint is gone. Rinse and dry.
Why Do Stencils Have Gaps?
The gaps are extra ways to connect the main part of the stencil to a small area with a shape. The extra supports are put in place so that any small shape has at least two ways to connect back to the main part of the stencil from different directions.
What Kind of Brush Do You Use for Stenciling?
A stencil brush is a specially designed brush with short bristles that are stiff enough to hold the stencil in place but flexible enough to move quickly across the surface. It's essential to use a stencil brush that is the correct size for the stencil.
Some stencil brushes have spikes on one end, which helps keep the stencil in place. Check out our Staalmeester brushes to find the right stencil brushes for you!
How Do You Blend Colors When Stenciling?
When blending colors, start with the lightest shade and work toward the darker color using a sponge. You can also use a stencil to control the intensity of different colors. The colors should remain distinct outside the sponge's center, where they should blend. Gently tap and swirl the sponge on the stencil's surface.
The Bottom Line
Stenciling on glass can be a fun and easy way to create unique art pieces. Follow our steps to stencil perfectly with Fusion Mineral Paint!
If you want to learn how to stencil face-to-face, A Place Called Home GA offers weekly workshops where you can learn how to use Fusion Mineral Paint to create beautiful art pieces. Grab some painting supplies and get started!