April 28, 2012
By now you probably know that Mod Podge is an essential product to craft with, but did you know it could be used on furniture projects as well? Here is a video that displays a great example of this. Watch this video to see how a basic black table was recreated into a stylish table, all with the help of some Mod Podge. To view this video click here, or push play below.
– mod podge
– sponge brush
– something with a flat edge for smoothing
April 23, 2012
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, why not make something cute and useful for Mom? This jewelry box by Cathie and Steve is a great craft to make and gift to give. Mom can keep all her trinkets, and jewelry organized in this classic looking box. Here’s how to make it.
First, gather these supplies:
- Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set
- FolkArt ® Metallics – Royal Gold, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Parchment, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Autumn Leaves, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Wood jewelry box, Small screwdriver, Foam paintbrush, Loose bristle paintbrush for dry brushing, Ruler, Scissors, Scrapbook papers, Hot glue, Ribbons, and Silk Flowers
1. Using a small screwdriver, remove the hinges from the jewelry box. Paint the lid of the box with Autumn Leaves (You will only need to paint the base of the lid and the edges). Paint two coats if needed. Paint the base of the box with Parchment paint.
2. Dip the end of the loose bristle brush into Royal Gold paint. Tap of the excess paint so the brush is almost dry. Lightly and quickly brush over the entire lid and base of the box. Use a real light hand so the colors still show through.
3. Trim the scrapbook papers to fit the top and side of the box. To create a tattered edge, tear the tops of the papers so the core shows.
4. Working on top of the lid, apply a thick coat of Mod Podge. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the trimmed paper. Position the paper on top of the lid. Use the brayer to smooth the paper and to prevent air bubbles. Wait 15 min. and top coat with a layer of Mod Podge. Repeat this step on the sides of the box.
5. Once all the Mod Podge is dry. Hot glue ribbon around the base of the box. Glue ribbons and silk flowers to the top of the box.
January 3, 2012
One of our favorite craft blogs, Pretty Hand Girl recently shared this easy decoupage glass plate craft project with us. It is super simple and cute. It’s also a great upcycling project. So get out some of your old dishes and give them a renewed look for this new year.
The materials you will need:
- Mod Podge Glossy
- Paint Brush
- Jar of Water
- Glass Cleaner
- Paper Towels
- Scrapbook Paper (thin works better)
- Glass Plates
- Recycled Jar or Cans to Dry Plates on
1. Clean the bottom of the glass plates with glass cleaner.
2. Trace around the plate on the scrapbook paper.
3. Cut out the circle.
Click here to see the conclusion of how to create this project.
July 27, 2011
The beauty industry is getting very crafty. There are several new nail trends that are being inspired by longtime craft techniques. You probably are used to using a crackle finish to add an antique effect to a painting, or a piece of furniture. Or you are used to decoupaging a frame, plate, or tray. Well now believe it or not, you can take these same craft techniques, and infuse them on your nails. A few of the hottest trends with nail polishes today is the crackle effect, decoupaging, and tie dye. Many big beauty companies are backing this trend by rolling out entire lines inspired by craft techniques. Sally Hansen and OPI are leading the pack when it comes to this cool new nail trend. Have you, or would you try this trend? If so please leave a comment and let us know.
April 13, 2011
Plaid designer Chris Williams adds fun and whimsy to your Easter table with her cute chick placecard holders. You can whip up several of these at once, use them for placecards and then give everyone their own unique gift to take home! Here’s the complete tutorial from Chris herself.
No Easter Sunday dinner table would be complete without “chickie” place card holders, right? Why not dress up your Easter dinner table with this idea? It is fun and easy to do. First gather your basic crafting supplies and add a few FolkArt Acrylic colors too.
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April 6, 2011
A big welcome to Plaid designer Chris Williams – you’re going to love her Easter basket and eggs!
Ok, so this is my first offcial post on Paint Me Plaid. When Amy asked me to help her create a fun Easter basket with eggs, I was up for the challenge! Immediately I located a cute wood box/planter, some paper mache eggs, colorful beads, some ribbon that became my inspiration, wire, my normal painting supplies and of course a colorful palette of FolkArt Acrylics. Here is my supply list:
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April 1, 2011
Of course there are the standard issue plastic woven Easter baskets, but this year I’m looking for something just a little more original! I happened upon Kelly’s chalkboard Easter baskets at Running With Glitter, and I was impressed. As Kelly says, “these can be used long after Easter!” You see, one side is decoupaged (with our favorite decoupage medium Mod Podge!) and the side you see above uses FolkArt Chalkboard paint. See Kelly’s tutorial and how she plans to use them all year right here.
March 14, 2011
Are you a paint chip collector? No one wants to throw them away – you might be able to use them! I discovered this paint chip box at Southern Inspirations and thought it was a really cute idea. It’s a mini-suitcase that uses black FolkArt acrylic combined with Mod Podge and paper . . . then you have a storage container! You can use it for any kind of paint chips, even the ones that you make with your FolkArt colors. Read the entire tutorial here.
November 3, 2010
When accomplished artist Nancy Standlee granted us an interview, we wanted to send her some Plaid products to try. She requested some of the Mod Podge Paper because it is acid free, and some acrylics.
Nancy shared a piece made with her new Plaid supplies, and her blog about it. You can read more about “Feed the Birds” on her blog.