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February 20, 2012

Simply Screen Dream Starter Kit Giveaway

Another week, another giveaway. This week on Paint Me Plaid we are giving away a product from our Simply Screen line. This Simply Screen Dream Starter Kit allows tween and teens to express themselves through fashion. Create your own graphic tee in minutes using the paints and embellishments in this kit. Add one or more colors, a little sparkle or bling – it’s all up to you. Then show off the wild, one-of-a-kind shirt that you created. 1 lucky Paint Me Plaid reader will win this kit. Kit Includes: 2 stencil sheets, technique guide, 3 paints, applicator, glitter, jewels, pearls, sequins, adhesive and brush. We will announce the winner on Paint Me Plaid on Friday (February 24th), in the afternoon. This kit can be found for sale at Plaid Online.

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 February 24th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.

September 22, 2011

Teaching Thursdays: Drab to Fabulous Clock Makeover

A dramatic face-lift for a drab thrift store clock is as easy as a few hours, some paint, glitter and lots of bling! Adapt your palette to your décor, or the face of the clock. Just have fun and make some drab clock fabulous!

Gather your supplies.

Place a strip of tape along edge of clock face and indent with thumb.

Use craft knife to trim away excess.

Cover the rest of the face with tape and any other details you don’t want painted.

Dip your sponge in a metallic cover and dab over exposed areas of clock…

Like this….

Apply second and third color in same manner to clock and base. Let dry.

Using liner brush, begin strokes with Licorice to create flowers…

Create a cross shape and then fill in between petals to finish flower…

Like this…paint wherever you wish flowers to be.

Here is what my clock looks like now.

Add dots around frame of clock face using opposite end of paintbrush dipped in Licorice. Start with 12, 3, 6 and 9…..

Then fill in between.

Apply black Extreme Glitter with brush to petals and dots. Apply as many coats as desired.

Let dry until clear and glittery!

Remove tape.

Apply your adhesive backed jewels where desired.

Use tweezers if needed to apply tiny jewels.

Drab to fab-ulous! Metallic and glitter…the perfect combo…

Here is what Plaid Designer, Julie Lewis used to decorate this little clock:

FolkArt® Acrylic Paint – 938 Licorice

FolkArt® Metallic Paint – 660 Pure Gold, 664 Copper, 671 Peridot

FolkArt® Extreme Glitter™ – 2797 Black

Sea sponge

#1 Liner brush

Tape

Craft knife

Adhesive backed jewels

Thrift store plastic clock

Foam plate

Tweezers

July 14, 2011

Summer Games

Welcome to another installment of ASK PLAIDIE LADDIE!

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Plaidie Laddie, loyal Plaid pooch and one of our blog contributors, wants to answer your most burning painting questions. Every week he’ll pick a question out of his virtual mailbag and answer it (with a little help from me, since he only has paws).

“Dear Plaidie Laddie, my kids want to make board games to take on our vacation this summer. And all I can think is — more bulky stuff to pack! I love that they want to craft, but how can we do it without having to carry around big boards when they’re done?” Allison from Ohio

That is a great question, Allison. Of course you never want to discourage crafting, but if you’re creating things to take on a trip, the last thing you want to do is further complicate your packing. This is where Martha Stewart comes in. Always keeping her eye out for both elegant and functional projects, her beach game board solves both of your problems. Best of all, this is a project that you can do while on vacation! Just pick up a bottle of FolkArt Fabric paint and a place mat and you’re ready to go!

Do you have other ideas for easy and portable crafts? Let us know!

July 4, 2011

Make It Monday: Paint Party!

Paint party!

It’s the big day. You bought tons of chips, dips, hot dogs and hamburgers. The pool is clean and at the perfect summer party temperature. You go outside and fire up the grill, excited that your guests will be arriving any minute. As you’re lighting that first coal you feel a rain drop. You look up and see storm clouds rolling in. What do you do?!

Take a page from our creative friend Candie Cooper, of course! Candie’s birthday party got rained out and instead of moping she rallied the troops and hosted a fantastic group project — one that guests of all ages got into. Check it out!

June 9, 2011

Late Breaking Plaidie Laddie

Welcome to another installment of ASK PLAIDIE LADDIE!


Plaidie Laddie, loyal Plaid pooch and one of our blog contributors, wants to answer your most burning painting questions. Every week he’ll pick a question out of his virtual mailbag and answer it (with a little help from me, since he only has paws). This week’s question came in late this afternoon and Plaidie Laddie wanted to make sure we answered it today since this week we’ve been so focused on the beach:

“Dear Plaidie Laddie, I love the Nautical Glass Set featured in the email newsletter I received today from PlaidOnline. Can I paint those glasses and then leave them in my outdoor patio?” Suné from California

We’re so glad you like the glasses, they really catch the eye. Yes! You can paint the glasses with FolkArt Enamels and leave them on your patio. However! You want to make sure you leave them in a safe place — you don’t want to come outside to find broken glass — and extended exposure to rain may wear away some of the paint, so it’s best to store them in a cabinet or bar whenever possible. Make sure to cure the glasses properly (learn how here), and hand wash them. You should be able to enjoy them for many summers!

June 9, 2011

Inspired by the Beach

by Holli Long

Beach Inspired Nesting Boxes by Holli Long

Moving back to Southern California after twenty-three years in Georgia has given me inspiration overload!  I’m not complaining, in fact, I’m a happy crafter.  All of the beach cities have wonderful little gift shops with souvenirs galore! They are really eye candy for those looking for inspiration.

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May 31, 2011

Make-It Monday: Recycled Clock Table

This week’s Make-It Monday project is a little different. We’re taking inspiration from fellow blogger Gail, at My Re-Purposed Life. Gail loves to take household items — like old windows and furniture —  and give them a new life.  In fact, you might not be able to tell just from looking at it, but Gail made this table by painting a faux clock face and then attaching it to table legs she found in her shed. Who woulda thought, right? Take a look at how Gail completed this project, she has some great photos showing the entire process.

Don’t be intimidated by having to create your own clock face! Grab some stencils and paint and you can make one that looks just as great as Gail’s. If you want to use your table on the patio or in your yard, paint it with FolkArt Outdoor Acrylic paints. It’s specially formulated for use outside, which means the colors are UV safe and will stand up to the rain.

This project is great for home decor, add a lamp and some flowers and it’s a great coffee or side table. Or gather together a clock and a decanter and it would look great in Dad’s den or office.

May 16, 2011

Make It Monday: Spring Bird House

Spring Bird House

Do you hear birds chirping? I do! It’s time to put out Hummingbird feeders and bird houses to welcome back our feathered friends. This spring birdhouse by Debbie Saenz will charm both people and its intended inhabitants.

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May 13, 2011

TGIF Project: Daisy Pot Basket

Daisy Pot Basket by Julie Lewis

Now that you’ve gotten the 101 on how to paint on terra cotta pots from Chris Williams, Julie Lewis is going to show you have to create this super cute basket. Julie’s project is not intended for plants, so she didn’t seal the pot. However, if you do want to plant some daisies in this pot once you’ve painted it, simply seal the interior of the pot first, then follow the rest of Julie’s instructions.

Let’s get started! First, gather these supplies:

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