Ginger Snap Crafts: Stenciled Glass Fall Subway Art {tutorial}

Stenciled Glass Fall Subway Art {tutorial}

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Fall is in the air! OK…well maybe not! ha! It’s still pretty hot around here! ;) Buuuut it will be here before you know it! So it’s the perfect time to start working on all of those fall projects, right? Well this year at our house I’m changing up the fall color scheme just a bit. I’m thinking of putting a little turquoise in there instead of the traditional orange, browns & reds. Lately I’ve been busy working on getting our fall mantel ready. Today I’d love to share the very first project I’ve made for our mantel. I’m so loving this Stenciled Glass Fall Subway Art that I made using some Americana Multi-Purpose Satin Paint & Americana Mixed Media Stencil.

Stenciled Glass Fall Subway Art with Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint from Decoart #decoart #spon #paint

Let’s just jump right into the tutorial! :)

For this project you will need:
a frame
Americana Mixed Media Stencil
Americana Multi-Purpose Satin Paint
Stencil Brush or Roller

supplies #spon

First let me tell you about this amazing paint! (BTW I’m helping to give away the entire line of American Multi-Surface Paint right now! Make sure you enter to win {here}!) This paint is so awesome because it can be used on so many surfaces~ glass, wood, fabric, ceramics & more. It also comes in 40 amazing colors! Just think of all the projects you could start working on! :)


Americana Multi-Surface Satins are available for purchase at Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, and other fine craft retailers. So be on the look out for them! They will work perfectly for your next project! ;)

Americana multi-surface Satin paint #decoart #ad

For this project I used the Americana Multi-Surface Paint in Coastal Waters. I have a thing for turquoise lately! ha! ;)

For this project first I took my frame apart. Then I took my piece of glass & cleaned it really well with some rubbing alcohol. I put my glass down on the table. Then I taped down my stencil on top with some painter’s tape just to keep in place, and to prevent it from sliding around on me.

stenciled glass with DecoArt #spon

Then I used my stencil brush to lightly tape on the paint. I’m not a stenciling expert. ha! So I it actually took me 3 attempts to get the look I wanted! Seepage! :( This paint comes right off under running water. So it was really no big deal. Practice makes perfect! Right? ;) The secret is a little paint & barely any pressure with your stencil brush. Just lightly tap the paint on.

For a stronger bond let your paint cure for 4 days & then put your glass in an non-preheated oven at 325 degrees & bake for 30 minutes. Then let it cool in the oven with the oven door open. You could also do this with ceramics! This makes your item dishwasher safe! Just think about the possibilities! :)

stenciling on glass

After you’ve finished painting, take the tape off & remove your stencil. Let the paint dry & then move your stencil down & finish the rest until you have stripes all the way down your glass.

#decoart #spon

After my paint had dried I used a glue gun (a little dab in each corner) to attach my stenciled glass to my frame. TIP: Have the side you painted on face the back of your frame. That will be very helpful in the next step. ;)

subway art frame #stripes

Then I applied some fun fall subway art vinyl lettering onto the front of my frame (on the unpainted side of the glass). I got this subway art from here & used my digital craft cutter to cut it out. I added a few fall words that fit our family & to make the design fit my entire frame. :)

applying vinyhl lettering

All done! :)

#decoart #spon #glass #stencil

Now I have my first fall project done! Annnnd yes, my mantel is looking a little bare right now! haha! I have a few more projects in the works, & I will show you my completed mantel very soon! :) So are you working on fall projects yet? Have you started on your fall decorating? Is it still a little too early? I’d love to hear your thoughts! :)

fall subway art with Americana Multi-Surface Paint from DecoArt #spon

Just wanted to let you know that right now you can get a rebate on Americana Multi-Surface Paint!

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This project & post were created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


  1. Adorable. Imagine it in cool that this paint is now available! I will be getting some.

  2. After I posted I'm thinking the same thing! haha! ;) Not too sure about my color choice now. Good thing this paint comes in so many colors! :)

  3. LOVE this, Ginger! I bet you'll add some sort of orange around it and still be thrilled with your turquoise :) As always, you are amazing!

  4. How fun is that for a mantle!? I love that you made it on glass! Great idea!

  5. How cute is this? I love the stripes! Great job Ginger!

  6. So cute, Ginger! Love the stripes and the blue!

  7. I love this!! Fall decor usually has orange and browns but I think a pop of turquoise will look amazing! I change my mantel pretty often - I will have to make some of these for each season!


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