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November 11, 2011

The Winners of The Martha Stewart Spray Paint Kit Are…

Thanks to everyone that entered our Martha Stewart Spray Kit giveaway. In this giveaway we are giving away 2 Martha Stewart Spray Kit-Gloss Finish.

The winners are…

Gina & Kristina

(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 won’t miss out for your next chance to enter a great giveaway.

November 1, 2011

Tuesday Huesday: Harvest Hues

Fall is an amazing season. The autumn hues are so vibrant and inviting. Why not bring these colors inside and use them as inspiration to warm up your home, during these colder months? There are several ways you can add some autumn spice to any room in your home. Try adding some warm colored accent pillows, or a plush colored chenille throw. If you really want to go further in your decorating, try painting a room using a vibrant orange hue, or soothing brown color. There is no right or wrong way to spice up your home with fall colors, so relax and enjoy these warm and inviting tones. Have you decorated a room in your home using a fall color palette?

This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors:#961 Turquoise, #433 Terra Cotta, #231 Real Brown, and #472 Mushroom

October 17, 2011

Make it Monday: Hanging Halloween Decor

by: Julie Lewis

Halloween may be right around the corner but, there is still plenty of time to create something special for your home or for that spirited party planned. This unique and easy hanging frame décor featuring Martha Stewart Crafts™ can be done within a day. The compliments won’t stop from your ghoulish guests.

Here is all you will need:

Martha Stewart Crafts™ Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – 32057 Mace, 32082 Beetle Black, 32084 Green Curry, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Multi Surface Glitter Acrylic Craft Paint – 32161 Peridot, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Set – 32273 Looped Script, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Patterning Tape – 32238, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Tape – 32292, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Foam Pouncers – 32243, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Adhesive Stencil Film – 32250, 2 – 8” x 10” black picture frames, 1 – 5” x 7” black picture frame, 4 – eye hooks, 4 – cup hooks, Orange gros grain ribbon, Pliers, Adhesive glue, Paper/pencil, Ruler, #1 liner brush, Craft knife/cutting surface

Print out your pattern and gather your supplies. Remove the glass from your frames and punch out the letters needed for your words.

Place your pattern on your cutting surface and tape a piece of adhesive stencil over it.

Cut your stencil like this and set aside.

On a piece of paper, trace your words out to create a pattern for stenciling.

Find the center of your 5 x 7 glass and place a strip of the ¼” patterning tape.

Place three more strips of tape equally spaced on either side of center strip.

Apply Mace with a pouncer over tape. When slightly dry, apply more coats if needed.

Carefully remove tape from glass. You can clean up any fuzzy edges with your craft knife.

Tape your face pattern under the glass for positioning, then place your adhesive stencil on top of glass.

Apply Beetle Black and remove stencil…now your middle piece is done!

Center and tape your traced out words to the back of the 8 x 10 pieces of glass.

Apply Green Curry to letters and Beetle Black to stencil flourish.

Use brush to paint Peridot Glitter over letters, Apply several coats as needed.

Cut two 5” x 8 ½” pieces of paper…center and tape over the front of your stenciled words.

Flip your glass over and tape off rectangle.

Apply several coats of Mace and remove tape.

Paint your eye hooks and cup hooks with Beetle Black. A tip is to stick them in a piece of Styrofoam or something to hold them so you won’t have to when painting…let dry.

Measure in 2 ½” from ends of larger frames and mark with pencil for hooks.

Place a piece of tape to mark center for large and small frames. Line up centers and then mark on smaller frame where you marked on larger frame for exact hook line up.

Use your craft knife to start a hold and screw in your hooks. Cup hooks on one frame and eye hooks on other frame.

Create a bow from ribbon leaving long tails and secure bow with glue so it won’t untie.

Remove glass holders from frames with pliers. Apply adhesive glue to inside edge of frames and insert your glass pieces.

Glue hanger at desired length and cut off excess.

Hook your frames together and hang your eye-catching Halloween décor!

October 11, 2011

Mod Podge T-Shirt Giveaway

It’s giveaway time again here on Paint Me Plaid, and boy do we have a treat for the lucky winners. Now most of you only think of Mod Podge as a great product to use while you are crafting, but now it can be used for more fashionable purposes. Plaid would like to announce that we are now selling Mod Podge t-shirts. To celebrate the release of these fabulous shirts, we are having a giveaway. Four lucky Paint Me Plaid readers will receive a Mod Podge t-shirt. These t-shirts are 100% pre-shrunk cotton and come in S – XL. Although we are giving you the chance to win a shirt, you can also buy them anytime you want, here.

Check out Cathie and Steve, along with Candi Cooper rocking the fashionable Mod Podge shirts.

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment below, letting us know why you love Mod Podge. Only one entry per person. The winners will receive one shirt in the size of their choice. The contest will close Friday October 14th, 2011 at 12 noon EST.

October 3, 2011

Make it Monday: Elegant Halloween Wreath Decor

Project created by Julie Lewis

Halloween has always been a favorite and fun holiday. It’s not just for kids anymore and Halloween crafting and décor is fast becoming a seriously hot trend. Pairing elegant with Halloween takes crafting in a new direction and this hanging wreath shows what levels you can go to.

Here is what you’ll need:

FolkArt® Acrylic Paint – 479 Pure Black, 660 Pure Gold, 741 Glazed Carrots, 2577 Toasted Vanilla

FolkArt® Extreme Glitter™ – 2786 Gold, 2793 Orange, 2797 Black

FolkArt® Crackle Medium – 696

Wood bird cut out, 3” wood disk, 14” paper Mache or wood wreath, Black feathers, Glue, #1 Liner brush, ½” Flat brush,

Pencil, Black/Cream damask ribbon, Wire, Scissors, Antique gold purse/drapery ring, a Ruler

Gather your supplies…

Basecoat your wreath and bird with Pure Black.

Let dry thoroughly.

Generously apply Crackle Medium to wreath in a slip slap motion.

This is what it will look like when completely covered. Set aside to dry while you go on to something else. It should lose its shiny appearance when dry.

Apply Black Exteme Glitter to bird. Let dry between coats and apply as many coats as desired for maximum glitter.

Paint your wood disk with Glazed Carrots and when dry, apply Orange Extreme Glitter. Extreme Glitter is awesome anytime but, it’s especially awesome for Halloween!

Now let’s crackle! It’s no secret that I love crackle so I have to use it again here. Apply Toasted Vanilla in the same slip slap motion all over the wreath.

Try not to overlap where you started as it will already have crackled by the time you get around the wreath. It’s so cool to watch!

Ta da!

Paint the inner and outer lip with Pure Gold.

Now apply the Gold Extreme Glitter.

Rub your pencil over the back of your flying witch pattern.

Trace onto your glittered disk. Press hard as the surface will be slightly rough.

It will be slightly hard to see but, there will be enough to go by.

Paint your witch with a liner brush in Pure Black. Keep your pattern handy to refer to if any parts are too hard to read.

Paint a few starburst shapes and you are done with the moon!

Paint accent lines on crow with liner brush. Create eye by using opposite end of brush dipped in paint.

Starting at sixteen inches, cut lengths of ribbon descending in size to about nine inches.

Fold each length in on itself and glue at the center.

When all your loops are glued, stack them and tie in center with wire.

Fan the loops out to create bow.

Glue a small piece of ribbon around center to hide wire.

Cut two lengths of ribbon and glue back to back for hanger.

Glue feathers to bottom end of wreath.

Glue bird and moon in place.

Glue bow and hanger ribbon in place.

Thread ring through loose end of hanger and secure at desired length.

Originally elegant!

September 27, 2011

Michaels In Store Event Recap

Last Friday we attended a special in store event, for Michael’s Reward Members. This in store event was a huge success. It featured Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, along with Mod Podge Rocks, Amy Anderson. Cathie and Steve did a live Q&A with members, that was also live streamed to viewers online. Afterwards, all three craft celebrities assisted the crowd with making some craft projects. All attendees had the opportunity to select from three craft projects to make. They could make one, or all three projects. Everyone there has lots of fun. We even did several giveaways, of  Mod Podge filled gift baskets. We will be posting some video of the event later on this week, so be sure to check back to see it. Hopefully we will see you next time, at the next Michaels in store event.

Cathie Filian & Steve Piacenza

Cathie and Steve pose with “Grandma Betty.” She drove over 80 miles to attend this event. She was so sweet, and very excited to be there.

Attendees focused on creating their crafts, at the Make and Take tables.

Attendees could make this stencil project.

Another craft option to make, was to paint a notebook cover.

Or they could make a frame using Mod Podge. Amy Anderson, from Mod Podge Rocks made these.

A few lucky attendees left the event, with this fabulous Mod Podge gift basket.

So many people attended, that the staff at Michaels even had to add additional tables to accommodate everyone.

September 27, 2011

Tuesday Huesday: OPI Fall Nail Colors

Aside from my love of painting while crafting, I also enjoy painting my nails. OPI released their new Fall 2011 nail polish colors collection called, Touring America. The colors in this palette were inspired by American cities. The colors featured very creative clever names inspired by some of OPI’s favorite American spots. Some of the colors’ names are: Are We There Yet, I eat Mainely Lobster, My address is “Hollywood”, Color to Diner for, and Honk If You Love OPI. Which color from the new fall line would you paint your nails with?


We created this color palette using FolkArt Acrylic paints, #2248 Turner Pink, #636 Red Violet, #443 Night Sky, #425 Medium Gray, #479 Pure Black, and #689 Pure Magenta.

September 26, 2011

Extra! Extra! Read All About Our New Easy to Paint Line

Anyone can paint with Plaid’s new collection of FolkArt® painting design tools. Each provides simple techniques for creative, satisfying results, and they work interactively to expand painting and design options. Detailed how-to instructions build skills and fresh project ideas provide inspiration. From brush work through stenciling, hand-painting and specialty finishes, FolkArt painting tools makes decorative craft painting easy, creative and fun. Below are the three categories this new line features. If you would like to see more products and projects from the new Easy to Paint line, click here. Easy to Paint products are available at AC Moore and Michaels now!


Peel & Stick Stencils
Favorite design tools for Easy to Paint glass projects and more.

Rub-On Patterns
Dozens of designs, detailed instructions, project ideas, plus a Reusable Practice Guide.

Painting Stencils
Versatile, easy-to use laser-cut stencils complement Easy to Paint creations.

September 23, 2011

The Winners of The Martha Stewart Prize Pack Are…

During the fourth and final week of our Month of Martha Giveaway, the prize up for grabs were two Martha Stewart prize packs filled with the following:

One of the brand new Martha Stewart Stencil Designs

One Martha Stewart Roller and Tray

A 3 color assortment of paint from the new Martha Stewart paint line

This week’s winners are…


Renee Wilky & Kristy


This will conclude our Month of Martha giveaway. Thanks to all those that participated in these giveaways over the last month. We appreciate all your support and enthusiasm about this wonderful new line. Don’t worry we have more giveaways that we will announce in the near future. So make sure to check back here on Paint Me Plaid, so that you won’t miss your next chance to win a great prize.

September 20, 2011

Tuesday Huesday: Add A Pop of Color

Whenever you feel that you need a change to any room, why not try adding a pop of color to it? It may seem a bit odd to some, but believe me it is a very hot trend right now. This trend can be seen in many different design houses and publications. Why not try this trend out for yourself. If I was going to add a pop of color to the room of my choice it would be to my bedroom. Ideally I would like to try something similar to this room. This room was found on a website called, New York Spaces. The hot pink wall really adds some punch to this room. It is modern and chic. This color palette is very unique and interesting. I love that bright hues, and paired with the classic colors of black and white. Have you ever only painted one wall a different color than the rest?

We created this color palette using FolkArt Acrylic paints, #901 Wicker White, #634 Hot Pink, # 925 Wrought Iron, and # 503 Yellow Citron.