Archive for December, 2011

December 30, 2011

The Winners of The Martha Stewart Prize Pack Are…

During the fourth week of our Month of Martha Giveaway (Xmas Edition), the prize up for grabs was, an assortment of glitter paint colors, an adjustable stripling brush, a dragging brush, and a bottle of tintable antique effect. This week’s winner is…

Congratulations

Ann & Dina N.

(Winners has been contacted via email)

Thanks to everyone that participated in our Month of Martha Giveaway (Xmas Edition). Make sure you subscribe to Paint Me Plaid so that you can be the first to know when we host our next craft giveaway. Have a great weekend!

December 30, 2011

Freelance Friday: Celebration Plate and Stemware

Are you getting your New Year’s plans and decorations ready? This is the last celebration of the year, so make it a good one. Aside from preparing for your new year festivities, take this time to reflect back on the past year. Do you have any crafting goals in the new year? End this year on a creative note, by crafting this celebration plate and stemware. This project was designed by one of Plaid’s talented designers, Chris Williams. To learn how to make this project click here.
December 29, 2011

Teaching Thursdays: New Year Eve Altered Dinner Charger

Are you looking for some craft projects to make to celebrate the New Year? Well your in luck Cathie and Steve have created several festive projects that are sure to help you ring in the new year in style. One of their creations is this altered dinner charger. How cute and stylish is this charger? You will definitely be the envy of all your friends when they see this at your home. A simple yet festive craft project. See below for the supplies you will need and the instructions. To see more new year’s inspired crafts by Cathie and Steve click here.

PLAID Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Light Peony, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.

Other Supplies
Detail painter, Dinner plate charger, Foam paintbrush, Scissors, Piece of black and white scrapbook paper, Piece of distressed black scrapbook paper, Printed words – Happy New Year

Instructions

  1. Cut a circle of black and white scrapbook paper that fits the center of the charger.
  2. Coat both sides of the paper with Mod Podge, position in the center of the charger and topcoat with more Mod Podge. Use your fingers to press out any air bubbles. Smooth your brush strokes. Allow to dry.
  3. Cut a circle of distressed black scrapbook paper that fits the center of the charger. Tear the paper in half leaving a torn edge. Apply to the center of the charger as described in step two.
  4. Working on the distressed paper side on the charger. Apply the words “Happy New Year” as described in step two.
  5. Dip the end of the detail painter into the light peony paint, tap off the excess and paint dots on the distressed paper side. Work the dots over the edges of the words.
December 28, 2011

Web Wednesday: Winter Gift Boxes

The holidays might be over, but the winter season is just getting started. Depending on where you live, your winter maybe colder than others. One thing I need to work on this season is storing my winter accessories in a better way. I usually always end up loosing a glove or mitten. If I had one dedicated place to store them I am sure I would be able to keep better track of them. That’s why I love this winter gift box. This gift box can be used to give a gift, but it can also be a place where you store your winter accessories. This winter gift box was created by, Holli Long. Click here to learn how to make this project.

December 27, 2011

Tuesday Huesday: A Room Full of Cheer

Even though Christmas is over, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to stop being in the holiday spirit. If you are looking for a way to spread more holiday cheer throughout your home, then take some inspiration from this festive room. I found this room design on Better Homes and Gardens. If your room looked like this, there is absolutely no way you cannot have a smile on your face. The mixture of vibrant colors makes this room give off a cheerful energy. I will definitely keep this decor idea in mind for next year’s holiday season. Have you ever decorated your bedroom with a holiday theme?

This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 2583 Azure Blue,  # 932 Calico Red, # 684 Medium Orange, # 411 Purple,         # 2554 Classic Green.

December 26, 2011

Month of Martha Giveaway. (Holiday Edition) Enter Today! – Week #4

It’s the fourth and final week of our Month of Martha giveaway. We here at Plaid have been spreading some holiday cheer all month long. Every week for a month, we will hold a giveaway, that will have a different prize from the new line up for grabs. You can find the entire line of Martha Stewart craft products available at Michaels, and Plaid’s website. This week’s giveaway will include, an assortment of glitter paint colors, an adjustable stripling brush, a dragging brush, and a bottle of tintable antique effect. We are giving away this amazing kit to 2 lucky Paint Me Plaid blog reader. Don’t forget to subscribe to Paint Me Plaid so that you always are alerted about our giveaways.

A assortment of glitter paints

Adjustable Stripling Brush

Dragging Brush

Tintable Antique Medium

All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what you would use these products to create? For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):

Check out our sister blog, Plaid Kid’s Crafts, and let us know a project you find there that you think is cool

Like Plaid on Facebook and let us know you entered the giveaway

Subscribe to Paint Me Plaid

The contest will end Friday December 30th, 2011 at 12 noon EST.

December 26, 2011

Make it Monday: Black and White Holiday Decor

By: Trenice Bishop

Even though the Christmas is technically over, it is still the holiday season. And if you would like to continue crafting Holiday crafts then you will like making this black and white wall plaque. Create this black and white mantel plaque, which will look great hanging on a wall in your home. This an intermediate level skilled craft. This project will take 2 hours or more to complete.

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 661 Metallic Sequin Black

FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 901 Wicker White

Other Supplies

Wood plaque, Paintbrushes, Clear gloss hobby and craft spray, Ruler (optional), Holiday message stencil (optional)

Instructions

1. Start by sanding the wood plaque to smooth any rough spots and edges prior to painting.

2. Remove and dust left behind on plaque.

3. Apply 1 coat of FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Metallic Sequin Black to the back of the wood plaque. Let dry for 10 to 15 minutes and repeat.

4. Let back of plaque dry at least 1 hour. When paint is dry, apply 2 coats of paint to the front as well. Let dry.

5. To create the look of a snow packed ground, use a thin bristle brush and make slight arches across the bottom of the plaque.

Painting the Trees

1. Use FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Wicker White and a thin bristle paintbrush to make the various sized trees.

2. Make the tree tops by making short strokes, as if you were writing the letter “J”.

3. Once you have made the tree tops use the same idea to shape the base of the tree.

4. Fill in the tree body using the same stroke pattern.

5. Make dots by dipping the paintbrush end in the paint to and add them to the tree body as well.

For the Snowflakes

1. Use the back of the paintbrush to makes dots in the places you wish to have snowflakes.

2. Drop small beads of the ModPodge Dimensional onto the paint dots placed on the plaque.

3. Allow the ModPodge Dimensional to dry at least 2 – 3 hours.

4. When the ModPodge Dimensional is dry, again use the back of the brush dipped in paint and dot the top of the dry ModPodge drops.

 For the Text

1. With a steady hand use the same thin brush to paint the text on to the plaque. You can also use a stencil to add your holiday greeting or make your own using FolkArt Peel and Stick Painting Stencils.

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to You and Yours from Plaid Enterprises!

December 24, 2011

Plaid’s 12 Days of Christmas: 1 Days to go

Time is up! It’s the day before Christmas, and I sure hope you all have finished all your holiday shopping. If you have not, I would not want to trade places with you. I have a feeling those stores are going to be crazy, and very congested. Hopefully you can just relax and spend sometime at home with your family and friends. If you have some spare time, and would like to do something creative then your in luck. Try creating this Martini Glass and Ornaments Centerpiece. Toast the holidays with a bright and blinged out centerpiece that will be the talk of the table. This would be a great addition to have at your Christmas dinner tomorrow. This craft was designed by, Julie Lewis. Click here to see how this was created.

December 23, 2011

The Winner of The Martha Stewart Prize Pack Is…

During the third week of our Month of Martha Giveaway (Xmas Edition), the prize up for grabs was, an assortment of glitter paint colors, a patterning brush set (includes 4 brushes), and a bottle of fine crackle effect. This week’s winner is…

Congratulations

Debbie Painter

(Winner has been contacted via email)

Thank you to everyone that entered. If you did not win this week, don’t fret. We have one more week filled with more giveaways featuring products from the new Martha Stewart Craft Line. Be sure to check back here on Monday to find out when the next giveaway begins, and the product(s) we will be giving away next.