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A few months ago, we found K the perfect little desk, and I have been slowly filling it with fun accessories. But I haven’t been able to find her a pencil holder that I really liked. Temporarily she had them on a small tray, but they were getting out of control. With school starting back up in just a few short weeks, I want to make sure her desk is ready for work. So I decided to make one.
Taking inspiration from the desk lamp I found on clearance at Target (Wha-hoo!), I created a simple pink chevron pencil holder. With the help of FrogTape’s Shape Tape, this easy craft came together in about 15 minutes (plus drying time).
I love the look of painted glass, and have been wanting to find an excuse to paint glass for a while now, so this was a perfect opportunity. But I defiantly learned a few things for next time, and there will be a next time because I am now totally obsessed with painting on glass. It is easy and the final product makes such a statement!
FrogTape’s Shape Tape
Glass jar or cup
Sponge paint brush
Decide on the placement of your chevron stripes and place the FrogTape® Shape Tape™. The backing on Shape Tape™ is split down the middle to help with application, so I was able to slice the tape in half easily along this line for the top and bottom pieces.
Tip – over cut the Shape Tape™ to help line up the shape in just the right spot at a peak or valley.
To paint, I spread a line of paint all the way around the glass. I started by spreading in clean lines. But I decided to change the look and sponged over my lines with a second coat to give it a more textured look (as you can see later).
This is where I learned something very important about glass paint. I allowed the paint to dry for about an hour, and then removed the tape before baking in the oven. Big mistake. Glass paint becomes a film before “curing,” so it comes off glass very easily. When I hastily pulled off the Frog Tape, I realized that the film was solid across both the tape and the glass.
FrogTape®’s PaintBlock Technology did a perfect job making sharp, clean lines, but I peeled off the paint. Oiy!
Once I realized what was happening, I was able to peel more carefully and preserve the paint. And with a new piece of FrogTape®, I was able to patch my hole. Next time, I will take the tape off after about 5 minutes because at that point the paint is dry enough not to run, but wet enough not to stick.
After removing the tape, glass paint must be cured either by air drying for 21 days (who has that kind of patience?!) or in an oven. Follow the directions on your glass paint for curing instructions.
My daughter loves her new chevron pencil holder!
And it works perfectly with the lamp that inspired the project.
Now that I have completed this painting project with great success, I can’t wait to use FrogTape® Shape Tape ™to create something else! What would you paint with FrogTape®?
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