Posts tagged ‘FolkArt Extreme Glitter’

May 1, 2012

Floral ZigZag Maracas

Since Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching, we here at Plaid wanted to share with you another project you can create for this occasion. Shake up some fun using these Floral ZigZag Maracas. One of our fabulous designers, Kindra Boroff created these maracas. These were made using FolkArt paint, FolkArt Extreme Glitter, and Mod Podge. This is an intermediate level craft that will take 2 hours to complete. Be the life of the party with these bright and festive maracas. Enjoy!

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt Acrylic Paint: 2553 Lime Green, 2578 New Leaf Green,  412 Magenta, 660 Pure Gold

FolkArt Extreme Glitter: 2836 Champagne

Mod Podge: CS11305 4oz Matte

Plaid tools: 1534 1 ¼” Spouncer,  1” Flat

Other Supplies

6” Paper mache eggs, Large dowel rods, Dried beans, Brown craft paper, Hot glue, Sandpaper, Scissors, Gloss Sealer


1. Cut the dowel rods into 2- 11” pieces. Sand the edge of one side to create a smooth handle.

2. Cut a hole into the bottom of the paper mache eggs and fill with dried beans. Add hot glue to the un-sanded end of the dowel rod, insert into the egg, attaching to the inside top of the egg. Hot glue around the hole of the egg and the dowel rod.

3. Cut pieces of craft paper and Mod Podge to the egg and the handle to create a finished look.

4. Base-coat the maracas with New Leaf Green. With the masking tape create a zigzag pattern as shown.  Tape off thin stripes on the handles. Paint with Lime Green.

5. Remove tape and paint the flowers onto the maracas with Magenta. Add Pure Gold centers to the flowers. Add Champagne glitter to the centers.

6. Seal with gloss sealer.

April 2, 2012

16 Color FolkArt Extreme Glitter Paint Set Giveaway

A new week means a new giveaway. This week on Paint Me Plaid, we would like to add some shine to your life, by awarding 1 lucky winner a 16 color FolkArt Extreme Glitter paint set. This set of 16 resealable paint pots (1/6 oz. each) features popular FolkArt Extreme Glitter colors that are perfect for small projects or beginning painters. Set includes a paint brush to help you get started. The winner will be selected and announced on Friday April 6th.

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what you would use these paints to create? For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):

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The contest will end Friday April 6th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.

April 2, 2012

Make It Monday: Vintage Glamour Makeup Brushes

It’s a new week, and that means it’s time to try a new craft project. I love craft projects that you can use. The other day I happened to notice how bland my makeup brushes were. I wondered what I could to do to jazz them up? Luckily I did not have to look to far for a unique idea. Kindra Boroff created these Vintage Glamour Makeup Brushes, that I absolutely adore. This is a perfect craft for all skill levels, that will take about an hour to create. You are sure to be the envy of your girlfriends, once they see these incredible makeup brushes.

Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge-CS11305 4oz Matte

FolkArt Acrylic Paint-938 Licorice

FolkArt Extreme Glitter- 2792 Back

Other Supplies

Makeup brushes

Cherry fabric

Red satin ribbon

Small clear rhinestones

Permanent fabric glue

Flat brush

Masking tape



  1. Measure 1” from the tip of the brush handle and tape off. Paint the tip of the handle with Licorice. When dry paint a few coats of Black glitter as shown.
  2. Cut the fabric to fit the remaining section of the handle. Mod Podge the fabric to the brush handle. Allow to dry.
  3. Cut the red ribbon the wrap around the handle where the painted section and the fabric meet. Glue with fabric glue. Attach a small rhinestone to the ribbon as shown with fabric glue.
March 27, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Flowers and Pearls Headband

Spring has sprung! This sweet headband is the perfect way to celebrate. It looks so pretty with a dress for a special spring occasion, or slip it on to dress-up a pair of jeans or a t-shirt. Laura Bray designed the adorable headband. To see more creations Laura has made, check out her blog, Katy Diddy. It’s a beginner level craft that can take between 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt Extreme Glitter-2766 Neon Pink, FolkArt Extreme Glitter-2768 Neon Yellow, FolkArt Paint-521 Lemon Yellow

Other Supplies

Plastic headband, Straw flower, Vintage faux pearls, Craft glue, Small square of white felt


  1. Paint headband in FolkArt paint in Lemon Yellow. Once paint is dry, apply a coat of Extreme Glitter in Neon Yellow.
  2. Paint center of flower in FolkArt paint in Lemon Yellow. Once paint is dry, apply a coat of Extreme Glitter in Neon Yellow.
  3. Apply two coats of Extreme Glitter in Neon Pink to the flower petals. Make sure you allow the Extreme Glitter to dry between coats.
  4. Glue vintage or faux pearl beads around the center of the flower.
  5. Glue flower onto side of headband. To secure, apply glue to one side of felt square and glue to the back of the flower. Make sure headband is securely glued between the felt and the flower.

March 8, 2012

Teaching Thursdays: Painted Eggs

By: Candie Cooper – Visit Candie’s blog, Candie Cooper’s Journal

I don’t know about you, but this girl has SPRING FEVER! From spending time outdoors to crafting, I’ve got a bad case of it. There are bits of pastel colors showing up in all my craft projects including these pretty painted Easter eggs.

For one egg, you will need a light and dark color of Folk Art paint plus the same color of Extreme Glitter. For this egg, I’m using Folk Art Teal and Jamaican Sea with Aqua Extreme Glitter. You will also need a paper mache egg, hot glue, ribbon, scrapbook embellishments, paintbrush, and a spouncer (found in the stencil section of a craft store).

Base-coat the egg in the light color and leave to dry. Don’t forget my favorite hair dryer trick to dry paint super fast! Place a dot of the darker paint on a pallet (see fancy resealable bag in background). Dip the spouncer tip into the paint and blog some off on the side. It’s now ready to make polka dots on the egg.

Once the polka dots are dry, you can apply a coat of Extreme Glitter and leave to dry. A plastic water bottle cap is a perfect prop to set eggs on while they dry.

The scrapbook section of the craft store is a good place to find embellishments for the tops of eggs. You could also make your own with ribbon bows or stickers.

Hot glue a piece or ribbon or lace around the egg followed by the flower embellishment. Finally, a use for all those pretty tiny ribbon scraps, right?

Put all your eggs in one basket or hide them one by one!


February 7, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Glittery Valentine’s Wreath

One of our favorite craft bloggers, Laura, just showed me this wonderful project she created to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I love the simplicity of this Valentine’s wreath. Laura was able to get this wreath for a steal. She snagged it at Michaels when they were having a 70% off sale. Awesome! The poor wreath had just survived the Christmas shopping holiday, so there were some spots on it that needed to be touched up. No problem, Laura just dabbed some our FolkArt Red Extreme Glitter paint on those areas. To see how Laura made this wreath check it out here on her blog, Katy Diddys.

February 3, 2012

Freelance Friday: FolkArt Paintable Earrings

YAY!!! Oh happy day, it’s Friday 🙂 I recently returned from CHA, and while I had a blast, I am so tired and still on west coast time 🙂 I am definitely looking forward to some R&R this weekend. If you are in same mood I am, but still want to craft something over the weekend, may I recommend these FolkArt paintable earrings. I recently stumbled across this project from a blog called, My Sister’s Suitcase. I thought this was such a fun and simple to create project. Take any of your basic earrings, and take them from drab to fab in no time. To see how these were made click, here. Enjoy your weekend.

January 23, 2012

Make it Monday: Heart Party

Are you planning a Valentine’s Day party? Well if you are then, you need some love themed decorations. Instead of buying decorations from a local  party store, create your own heart shaped decor this year. These heart party table toppers are a great way to decorate. Say what you wish at your Valentine party with these over-sized conversation heart table toppers. These toppers were created by one of our talented designers, Julie Lewis. So cute and so simple. See below for all the supplies and instructions on how to make these. Enjoy!

PLAID Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Peach Fuzz, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Hologram, 2 oz.
  • Plaid ® Stencils – Value Packs – Letter Stencils – Old School, 1-1/2″
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Tickled Pink, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Lipstick Red, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Light Lavender, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Soft Apple, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Wicker White, 2 oz.

Other Supplies

Popsicle sticks, Glue, Toilet tissue tubes, Large and small wood heart shapes, White felt, Red satin ribbon, Styrofoam cones, Flat brush ½”, Stencil brush ¼”, Red large point marker, and Liner brush #1


  1. Paint wood hearts in colors shown. Paint four toilet tissue tubes and Popsicle sticks white.
  2. Stencil desired words onto large hearts in red. Use liner brush to paint in stencil bridges.
  3. Write desired words onto small hearts with red marker.
  4. Apply several coats of Hologram glitter over wood hearts, Popsicle sticks and tubes.
  5. Glue small hearts to tubes as shown. Tie red satin ribbon around base of tube with a bow. Fill with party candy.
  6. Cut Styrofoam cone into three sections.
  7. Glue Popsicle sticks to backs of large hearts and insert into each Styrofoam section.
  8. Wrap Styrofoam bases with white felt and tie with red ribbon at top.


November 4, 2011

The Winners of our Extreme Glitter FolkArt Giveaway Are…

Thanks to everyone that entered our Extreme Glitter FolkArt giveaway. In this giveaway we are giving away 2  prize packs filled with five FolkArt Extreme Glitter colors. The five colors are, Aqua, Confetti, Fuchsia, Royal Blue, and Champagne.

The winners are…

Sharlene P. & Kimmy D.

(Winners will be contacted via email)

In case you did not win this week’s giveaway, don’t worry we will be announcing another giveaway shortly. Make sure you check back here on Paint Me Plaid daily, so you wont miss out for your next chance to enter a great giveaway.

November 1, 2011

It’s Giveaway Time! Enter to win a FolkArt Extreme Glitter Prize Pack

It’s time for another giveaway. I mean who doesn’t love the chance to win free stuff? In this giveaway we are giving away five FolkArt Extreme Glitter colors. The five colors are, Aqua, Confetti, Fuchsia, Royal Blue, and Champagne. Additional FolkArt Extreme Glitter colors can be found here. Wouldn’t you like to try out these colors on an upcoming holiday project?  Maybe use these colors to decorate some Thanksgiving or Christmas ornaments. We are giving away a 5 pack of these paint colors to 2 lucky Paint Me Plaid blog readers.

All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what you would use the paint on. For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):

Follow @PlaidCrafts onTwitter

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

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

The contest will end on Friday November 4th, 2011 at 12pm noon EST. The winners will be announced later on in the afternoon on November 4th.