Posts tagged ‘folkart acrylic paints’

May 1, 2012

Create A Fiesta Banner

By Sherrie Ragsdale

Break out the chips, guacamole, and salsa. It’s time to have a fiesta! The first big celebration to take place this month is Cinco de Mayo, and it is this Saturday. Although it is soon, you still have plenty of time to gather some decorations to throw a party. This fiesta banner is a fun project to create. Use this banner at your party, and it is sure to be the center of attention. Below are all the supplies you will need, and we show you step by step how to create this project.

Step by Step Instructions

1.  Base-coat all the hats with matching colors.

2.  Cut out the stencil for the zigzag around the each out of poster board and then stencil with licorice.

3.  Hot glue pompoms to the edge of each hat.

4.  Stencil each letter onto poster board and in black and then cut out leaving small border.

5.  Paint a curvy line using the stencil brush on each letter. See the rest of the steps here.

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March 22, 2012

A Turquoise Armoire

An old armoire painted and updated. How cool is this updated armoire? Laura Whitlow created this upcycled furniture project. To get this look, Laura used FolkArt paint. If you’re looking for a way to add a splash of color to your room, try adding a vibrant piece of furniture. This armoire is sure to liven up any room you place it in. If you want to see what this armoire looked like before, click here. You will not believe the amazing transformation. FolkArt acrylic paints are great to use on most furniture surfaces. To recreate this look, see below for a list of supplies needed and instructions.

PLAID Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Citrus Green, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Pure Black, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Finishes – Clearcote™ Aerosol Acrylic Sealer – Matte, 11 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Turquoise, 2 oz.

Other Supplies
Soft Rag
Razor Blade


1. Sand piece to remove factory polyurethane finish. Using razor blade, scrape flowers off of glass door and clean well.

2. Paint piece turquoise and then paint inside green. Apply  two coats. Allow to dry.

3. Distress edges with 80 grit sandpaper.

4. Mix black paint with water (4 parts paint to one part water) and using soft rag, wipe over turquoise color to “glaze” and  accent. Feel free to use more than one “coat” on this step to add glaze to your taste.

5. Spray a coat of FolkArt sealer to protect.