Archive for ‘FolkArt Enamels’

March 16, 2012

The Winners of the FolkArt Enamel Paint Set and Spouncer Giveaway are…

Thanks to everyone that entered our FolkArt Enamel Paint Set, and spouncer value pack giveaway. This is our third giveaway to help celebrate National Craft Month. We want to encourage you to be as crafty as possible this month. This week on Paint Me Plaid the prize we are giving away was 2 prize packs filled with a  FolkArt Enamel Paint Set, and spouncer value pack. The winners are…

Congratulations:

Julita K. & The Prickly Pinecone

(Winner has been notified by email)

We will be announcing another giveaway shortly, to celebrate National Craft Month. Make sure you subscribe to Paint Me Plaid so that you can be the first to know all about it. Have a great weekend!

March 12, 2012

FolkArt Enamel Paint Set and Spouncer Giveaway

Can you believe the month of March is almost over? Boy time flies. National Craft Month is in full effect, and so is another giveaway here on Paint Me Plaid. This is our third giveaway to help celebrate National Craft Month. This week we are giving away a FolkArt Enamel Paint Set, and spouncer value pack. This paint set is a great product for first-time users of FolkArt Enamels. The one-step, dishwasher-safe formula for painting on glass and ceramics! This set includes eight colors. The spouncer set is perfect for adhesive stencils and creating perfect circles and dots, to decorate glass and ceramic projects. This set includes one each of three sizes: 3/4″, 1-1/4″, and 1-3/4″. We are giving away this paint set, and spouncer value pack to 2 lucky Paint Me Plaid readers.

To enter this giveaway, 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):

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

Follow us on Twitter

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

The contest will end Friday March 16th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.

February 20, 2012

Make it Monday: Happy Apple Kitchen Canister

Happy President’s Day. Are you off today? If you are off, and are looking for a craft to create try this, Happy Apple Kitchen Canister. Make your kitchen an even happier place with this retro inspired canister. I never feel that you can ever have too many containers. Extra storage is often times always needed and appreciated in any kitchen. Use this canister as another place to store some flour, and as a way to add some joy to your kitchen. This happy apple kitchen canister was designed by, Julie Lewis.

PLAID Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Warm White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Baby Pink, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Engine Red, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Yellow Ochre, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Licorice, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Yellow Citron, 2 oz.

Other Supplies
Transfer paper, Tape, Liner brush #1, Flat brush ½” and ¼”, Hobby Lobby metal canister #470617-L, Black ultra fine marker, and Ruler

Instructions

1.      Measure 2” from top and bottom of canister. Tape off and paint Baby Pink.

2.      Transfer pattern to front of canister. Paint apples Yellow Ochre, Engine Red and Yellow Citron.

3.      Paint arms, legs leaves and stems with liner brush in Licorice.

4.      Create flowers randomly on canister with liner brush.

5.      All dots are applied using opposite end of different size brushes.

6.      Using flat brush, paint stripes to edge of lid.

7.      Draw mouths using black marker.

8.      Let paint cure thoroughly.

February 2, 2012

Teaching Thursdays: Painted Plates

By Candie Cooper – To see more crafts created by Candie visit her blog, Candie Copper’s Journal.

We all love those paint your own pottery shops, don’t we?  I think one reason is because we can use what we create. This project is inspired by that very idea–painted plates to eat from! In one of my craft classes we were painting glass plates. A woman brought her five year old along and I only wish I had a picture of the plate the little girl had painted. It was so playful and fun!

You will need a glass plate, bowl or other item, soft bristle brushes, and Folk Art Enamels. The thrift shop is a great place to find nifty glass surfaces to paint on. When choosing paint colors, a fool proof pallet for small children is to use all cool colors or all warm colors, so if things get smeared–it’s ok!

This was my first time trying out the new Folk Art Enamel Glitters. I’m hooked! If you like Extreme Glitter, then you will be too.

For all over sparkle, paint a coat of gold or silver (or both) onto the BACKSIDE of your blank plate and leave to dry. When painting on glass, only paint where food will not touch. Don’t worry, these paints are non-toxic, but it’s best to paint on food-free areas. Plus it looks really good through the glass. Once you have a glitter coat down, start in with the design. For a rainbow design like this, use a hair dryer to dry the coats of paint in between to prevent colors mixing (aka mud).

For this plate, paint the heart first (two coats for complete coverage) and then add silver polka dots with aqua rings.

Use skinny and wide brushes to paint the rings. Don’t worry if they are brushy or over lap–it all works out in the end. You can always add a second coat of color after the first dries.
 

Use a soft bristle brush to apply a coat of Folk Art Enamels Glitter over the dried paint design on the back side of the plate. Wait for this coat to dry and then apply a second coat for a super sparkly effect.
 

Check out that gold sparkle?! I love it so much and it looks even more spectacular in person.

This is two coats of silver Enamel Glitter paint behind the heart and polka dots.

Pop!  Zing!  Yummmmmm, right?!?
If you are curious about Folk Art Enamels, take a peek at the FAQs page here.

 

January 9, 2012

FolkArt Enamel Paint Giveaway!

It’s giveaway time again folks and this week we are giving away some product from Plaid’s FolkArt brand. 1 lucky Paint Me Plaid reader will win an assortment of 6 FolkArt Enamel paint colors, and a Spouncer Value Pack. FolkArt ® Enamels are truly an artist’s dream come true! These revolutionary paints are highly pigmented and go on rich and creamy in just one step—no prep needed! Great for glass, enamel, tin and other surfaces. These products would go perfect for an upcoming Valentine’s craft project. Use them to paint wine glasses, flower vases, or glass plates. We will announce the winner on Paint Me Plaid on Friday (Jan.13), in the afternoon.

An assortment of FolkArt Enamel Paint

Spouncer Value Pack

To enter this giveaway, 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):

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

Become a follower of our on Twitter

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

The contest will end Friday January 13th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.

January 9, 2012

Meet FolkArt

Are you familiar with FolkArt? If not here is a refresher. FolkArt was developed for both strokework painting and a variety of decorative craft activities, the FolkArt line of paints features amazing colors in a variety of formulas and finishes to inspire your creativity. Perfect for decorative painting, artist-quality FolkArt Acrylic Colors offer superior hide and a creamy consistency for exceptional blending and brushability. In addition to the acrylic colors, FolkArt also has enamels, extreme giltter, chalkboard, and outdoor paint. These finishes are a great way to make your craft project stand out. From beautiful hand painting to stylish stenciling and design techniques, FolkArt delivers outstanding results. Explore more about FolkArt here.You can find FolkArt paints at most major craft stores, and we carry it online at Plaid Online. Also click here to view several projects made using FolkArt paints.

January 5, 2012

Teaching Thursdays: Kiss-me-Quick Valentine’s Day Wine Glasses

Drinking glasses of any size are a great surface to craft on. The best type of paint to use when painting on glass is, FolkArt enamel paint. Here is a great example of painting on drinking glasses. These Kiss-me-Quick Valentine’s Day Wine Glasses were designed by, Holli Long. They are just too cute, and make a perfect Valentine’s Day craft to make. This is a creative and fancy way to serve a glass of wine (or sparkling cider) for Valentine’s! See below are full supply list, and instructions. Enjoy!

PLAID Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Wicker White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Baby Pink, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Magenta, 2 oz.

Other Supplies
3/4″ flat brush
Liner brush
Transfer paper
Pencil
Masking tape
Selection of self-adhesive gems
Two wine glasses

Instructions

  1. Clean and dry all glass surfaces before painting.
  2. Mask off bottom section of the glasses as shown.
  3. Paint the bottom section Wicker White. Remove tape.
  4. With the liner brush, paint Baby Pink swirls all over white section of the glasses.
  5. Transfer kiss pattern randomly as shown.
  6. Paint kisses Magenta. Let dry and then bake glasses as instructed on paint labels
  7. When glasses have baked and cooled down, apply the gems.
  8. Hand wash only.

 

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 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

Plaid’s 12 Days of Christmas: 2 Days to go

Usually during this time of year I often end up baking a lot. I love to bake this time of year, and usually like to try our a new cake recipe. I usually have one dilemma when I back, and that is what to display it on. Well luckily one of our designers here at Plaid, Julie Lewis, created this amazing Snowflake Cake Plate. This plate is so festive and fun. Deck your dessert table with a truly unique hand crafted cake plate. If you too would like to make this cake plate click here to find the step by step instructions.