I came across this polka dotted tumbler project on Martha Stewart’s website and I wondered to myself ‘Is it really that easy?’ So I decided to try it out for myself. I decided not to purchase the Martha Stewart brand accessories (pouncer, patterning tape) for this project and I was disappointed with the result!
I bought three different types of Martha Stewart glass paint at Michael’s craft store. There were so many different colors and styles to choose from. It was a difficult choice!
I placed blue painting tape on the top of and dollar store stickers all over the clean tumblers.
I started with the yellow opaque gloss and applied it with a sponge brush. I thought it was too streaky.
I switched to the paint brush and had a slightly better result. It was difficult to get a thick, even coat of paint on the glass.
The blue glitter paint went on too thinly.
This is what it looked like when I finished a coat of paint on the tumblers.
When I removed the painter’s tape and round stickers I didn’t get crisp, clean lines. It looked terrible.
I was disappointed with this project and wound not recommend using the materials that I used. I am going to try this project again using the Martha Stewart brand pouncer and patterning tape. I will post my results soon.