TGIF! It’s Friday, and that means the weekend is here. The weekend is the best time to craft. In case you are looking for something to make, I wanted to share this Anthropologie Inspired House Number Plaque. This is a great project to create for your home; it is a great outdoor project. FolkArt outdoors paints, and Martha Stewart glitter paint was used to create this project. I love how colorful and fun this plaque is. You can definitely get as creative as you want. I discovered this project on a craft blog, called Hating Martha. Don’t be alarmed by the name, Janel the creator of the blog does not hate Martha. She actually loves her, but the name of her blog comes from the idea that she does not believe everything you create has to be or look perfect. It’s a fun blog with great craft projects, such as this one. To see how Janel made this house number plaque, click here.
Just wanted to give you a heads up about some exciting news. If you do nothing else tomorrow you must watch “The Martha Stewart Show” on the Hallmark channel. Tomorrow it’s an Etsy themed show. The entire audience will be filled with Etsy sellers. On this episode you will get to see some great craft projects, a fashion show from the site’s vendors, and learn important tips on how to open up your own Etsy store. To learn more information about this show click here. “The Martha Stewart Show” airs weekdays at 10 a.m. ET on Hallmark Channel.
Still not sure what to give your Mom for Mother’s Day? Have you thought about making something by hand? A handmade gift is very personal, and anything you make with your hands is made with love. Most mothers, and women in general, love flowers. I know I do! Here is a great project that shows you how to customize a flower vase. This etched glass vase was made with products from the Martha Stewart craft line. Kim from Sand and Sisal created this vase. Isn’t it lovely? To learn step by step how to make this vase click here. Enjoy! Below are the items you will need.
A plain glass vase
Martha Stewart Crafts Stencils
Martha Stewart Stencil Adhesive
Glass Etching Crème
Foam brush and rubber kitchen gloves
This week flew by so fast. Can you believe tomorrow is Friday? Oh well to celebrate the weekend coming up, let us announce the winner of this week’s great giveaway. This week we are giving away a variety pack filled with Martha Stewart goodies. The variety pack includes, 1 Holiday Icons stencil pack, 1 Basic Brush Set, and a 5 color assortment of Martha Stewart paint. The lucky winner is…
(winner has been contacted by email)
Thanks to everyone that entered our giveaway this week. We will be having another shortly, so be sure to check back on Paint Me Plaid to be notified. Have a great weekend.
Have you ever crafted with gilding? Do you know what gilding is? It’s ok if you don’t. You are not alone. Gilding is a craft finishing technique. It is very easy to learn, and easy to do. Gilding produces luxurious results, which can enhance any project you create. This technique is a great for all skill levels, and it’s even better for beginners to tryout, since you do not have to be an expert to use gilding.
So what exactly is gilding? Gilding is the art of applying metallic leaf to a surface. Gilding can be applied to almost everything, wood, metal, glass, and fabric. Gilding comes in a variety of colors including gold, silver, and copper. Gold gilding is typically the most popular color selected by crafters, but all colors produce a wonderful finish. Before you begin gilding you will need to make sure your surface is prepared correctly. This means it should be smooth, without any bumps or cracks.
So now that you know more about gilding, it’s time to try this technique out for yourself. Don’t be afraid to use this technique on your next craft project. Below are some images you can use for inspiration. Wondering where to buy gilding? While there are several brands out there, we recommend Martha Stewart’s liquid gilding. This is a one-step leafing paint that creates a rich metallic luster as beautiful as precious metal. It can be used on any paintable surface. Buy this gilding at your local Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics & Craft Stores, or Plaid’s online store.
A mirror with gold gilding
Pumpkins painted with gold and copper gilding
A necklace painted with Martha Stewart’s gold gilding. Designed by Glitter N Glue.
Martha Stewart liquid gilding
Are you ready for another giveaway here on Paint Me Plaid? This week we are giving away a Martha Stewart variety prize pack, filled with some awesome craft supplies. The variety pack includes, 1 Holiday Icons stencil pack, 1 Basic Brush Set, and a 5 color assortment of Martha Stewart paint. Martha’s adhesive stencils are ideal for adding painted designs to any project, especially on curved or slick surfaces. Contains 2 multi-design 5-3/4in x 7-3/4in stencils and instructions. The Basic Brush Set is a must have item to have for your craft projects. Use these brushes for base-coating, blending, stroke-work and detailing. Ergonomically designed, with easy-grip handles. Contains 5 white nylon bristle brushes: #6 round for lines and details, #10 and #16 flat for blending and stroke-work, 1/2in angular for blending and stroke-work, 3/4in utility for base-coating. The winner will be selected and announced on Thursday April 19th.
Holiday Icons Stencil Pack
Basic Brush Set
A 5 color assortment of Martha Stewart paint
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):
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The contest will end Thursday April 19th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.
Think decorating Easter eggs is a little boring, because there is not much you can do with them? Well think again. Now I know many consider Easter eggs something only children will like to decorate, but what if I could show you a way to make your eggs a little more chic. Take a look at these Speckled & Gilded Easter Eggs, from Sand and Sisal. Kim created these eggs and then turned them into a centerpiece for her table. I love this project, because she was originally inspired by a tablecloth pattern. These Speckled & Gilded Easter Eggs were created using Martha Stewart craft paints. This is such an elegant way to design and display your Easter eggs. To learn how to make these, click here.
Hooray! It’s Friday, and the weekend is here. Looking for something creative to craft? Try these glittering flower hair clips. Women of all ages love to adorn their hair from time to time with hair accessories. From headbands to hair bows, we all have decorated our heads with something. Here is another accessory option that you can make. This glittering flower clip is very trendy and perfect for spring. I stumbled across this creation, on Pigs in Pajamas. This hair clip was created using flowers from Michaels, mod podge, and glitter. I love this project, because it is so fun and can be decorated in various ways. You can perhaps spray paint the flower, or use glitter paint from FolkArt or Martha Stewart paint lines. The possibilities are endless. Click here to learn step by step, to see how this project was created.
Tomorrow on “The Martha Stewart Show” tune in to get prepared for Easter. They are having an egg-cellent celebration, and there will be tons of how to decorating ideas being shared. Learn how to create the project on the cover of Martha Stewart Living’s April issue. It’s pictured above, and was created using Mod Podge. Check your local listings to find out when “The Martha Stewart Show” will air in your area. You definitely will not want to miss this episode. Enjoy!