Posts tagged ‘Plaid Paint’

March 28, 2012

Watch Martha Stewart Tomorrow – It’s The Egg Show

Tomorrow on “The Martha Stewart Show” tune in to get prepared for Easter. They are having an egg-cellent celebration, and there will be tons of how to decorating ideas being shared. Learn how to create the project on the cover of Martha Stewart Living’s April issue. It’s pictured above, and was created using Mod Podge. Check your local listings to find out when “The Martha Stewart Show” will air in your area. You definitely will not want to miss this episode. Enjoy!

March 26, 2012

Make it Monday: Metallic Bracelets

Have you ever used jewelry in a craft project? Well if you are looking for a new project to try, this is one you will love. With spring in full bloom, many are brightening up their wardrobes to reflect the new season. These metallic bracelets will make a great addition to any wardrobe, and anyone’s outfit. Wooden and colorful accessories are very big trend right now, and will make any ensemble you wear standout. This is a beginner level project that will take 1 to 1 and a half hours to complete. One of our talented designers, Trenice Bishop, created these bracelets.

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt Metallic Paint – 664 Copper, FolkArt Metallic Paint – 676 Inca Gold, FolkArt Metallic Paint- 654 Amethyst, FolkArt Metallic Paint – 652 Rose,  FolkArt Metallic Paint – 658 Antique Gold,  FolkArt Metallic Paint – 659 Pearl, FolkArt Artist’ Pigments – Aqua, ModPodge

Other Supplies

Small craft brushes, Wooden bracelets (find at your nearest accessory store)

Instructions

Colored Diamond Bracelet

1. Paint the center diamond shape of the wood bracelet with Metallic Amethyst.

2. Paint the top right and bottom left corners of the diamonds with Metallic Rose.

3. Mix the Aqua and Pearl White Metallic paints together and use the mixture to paint the top left and bottom right corners on the opposite sides.

4. Paint the outer tops of the bracelet with Metallic Antique Gold.

5. Let Dry.

6. Use a paint brush to coat the outsides of the bracelet with Mod Podge.

Wooden Golden Bangle

1. Take the wood bangle, and paint a 1/4 section metallic gold.

2. Paint two lines in Inca gold on opposite site of the metallic gold square.

3. Let dry.

4. Use a paint brush to coat the outsides of the bracelet with Mod Podge.

Here is the final outcome.

March 14, 2012

Web Wednesday: Mod Podge Comic Book Bracelets

Yay, it’s hump day! Hope your week is going well. Today I wanted to share this unique and fun project with you. I love discovering craft projects on the web, and this one was definitely one that caught my eye. Are you a fan of comics? Well, if you are you will love this comic book cuff. I found this project on a blog, called Don’t Eat The Paste (a great name and good advice). One reason I wanted to share this craft, was to show you how mod podge can be used on metal. The cuff used is made of metal. Mod Podge is a very versatile product that can be used on several surfaces. To create this comic book cuff, you will need the following supplies below,

  • comic book*
  • bracelet blank
  • ModPodge- I used Sparkle because I’m a magpie.
  • Foam brush
  • Paper plate
  • scissors
  • printable cutting templates
  • rubbing alcohol

To learn how to create this craft head on over to, Don’t Eat The Paste.

March 13, 2012

Tuesday Huesday: A Place to Create

What do you use your home office for? This may sound like a strange question, but believe it or not many people do not use their office as an office. Some use this room as an extra storage space, an extra bedroom, or a hobby room. Many people who craft take their office, and convert it into a craft room. Depending on the extent you craft, you may or may not need your own room designated to your hobby. However if your craft supplies are exploding throughout your home, then you may want to think about housing all your supplies in one place. In case you are looking for some creative ways to design a craft room, we can help. Take a look at this lovely room from Better Homes and Gardens. I love how it is so bright, and organized. Everything has its own place, and many items are color coordinated. To see more craft room design inspiration check out our Pinterest board.

This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #633 Baby Pink, #2586 Buttercream, #513 Cayman Blue, #684 Medium Orange

March 3, 2012

Scene it Saturday: How To Make a Yearbook Votive

Check out this fun craft video from, The Red Velvet Workshop. In this video they will show you how to create a fun and creative yearbook votive. This craft is very unique. I have never seen anything quite like it. You will need a mason jar, yearbook, and some Mod Podge. Enjoying watching.

February 24, 2012

Freelance Friday: Hello Spring Wreath

Have you experienced a cold and dreary winter? If so, then I know you are already looking forward to spring. Well if you are looking to get ahead on your springtime crafts, here is a great project you can create. This Hello Spring Wreath was created by Angie from, The Country Chic Cottage. To create this project you will need several supplies including, some scrapbook paper, folkart paint, and a wreath. Click here to see a step by step tutorial on how to make this project. I love this wreath, because you can’t help but smile when you see it. It is so festive, and fun. A great way to welcome spring.

 

February 23, 2012

A Craft Trend of 2012: Polka Dots

As you already know the craft industry is very trend focused, and these trends change from year to year. Whether you craft as a hobby or for your business, it’s very important to stay up to date on what’s in. We here at Plaid want to keep you in the know. Here is another trend you need to know, Polka dots are back! Can you believe it? This classic print always has a way of resurfacing throughout the years.  This trend is popping everywhere from the runway to your craft room. Here is a little background on the polka dot. Polka dot is a pattern consisting of an array of filled circles, generally equally sized and spaced relatively closely in relation to their diameters. This pattern can be seen in several different colors and sizes. Below are just a few crafts with Polka Dots in them. Have you created a craft lately that includes Polka Dots?

Family Go

Babble

Crazy for Crafts

Country Living

February 21, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Pretty Stacking Organizers

Organization is a skill that can be taught. For many people they often struggle to stay organized, and have a hard time finding necessary items in a timely manner. Well we here at Plaid have the prefect solution to solve this issue. These pretty stacking organizers can make organizing papers, easy and pleasing to the eye all at the same time. This craft is a fun way to keep your desk tidy! These stacking organizers were created by, Kirsten Jones.

PLAID Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Bright Baby Pink, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Pink, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Wicker White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Licorice, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Gloss, 4 oz.
Other Supplies
Stackable wood trays (small medium and large), 1 piece of scrapbook paper per tray, ½” paintbrush, Small liner brush, Pencil, and Scissors

Instructions

  1. Base-coat boxes with Wicker White, let dry.
  2. Paint small box Fresh Foliage, medium box with Bright Baby Pink and large with Pink. Let dry.
  3. Using box as a pattern, cut paper to fit on all four sides.
  4. Following general directions on Mod Podge bottle, apply paper to trays. Let dry.
  5. Paint bottom of each tray with Licorice. Let dry.
  6. Using liner brush and Wicker White add words to the inside bottom of each tray.
  7. Let dry, then seal with a coat of Mod Podge.
February 17, 2012

Freelance Friday: Create A Rug with Martha

Happy Friday :). It is the weekend and we here at Paint Me Plaid would like to give you a craft project to work on. In every home there is a rug, and usually most rugs aren’t very decorative. A door mat, or bathroom mat typically aren’t you most chic looking rugs. Well that can change very quickly with a stencil, and some Martha Stewart craft paint. Here is a great example of how you can spruce up a boring rug. We found this rug on a blog called, Living with Lindsay. To see how she made this click here. Have you ever used craft paint on a rug or other household item?

January 20, 2012

The Winner of the Apple Barrel Giveaway is…

Thanks to everyone that entered our Apple Barrel giveaway. I hope this week you learned more about Plaid’s Apple Barrel brand. The prize up for grabs is, a 16 color Apple Barrel paint set.

Congratulations To:

Jacque A.

(Winner has been notified by email)

We will be having another giveaway shortly. Make sure you subscribe to Paint Me Plaid so that you can be the first to know. Have a great weekend!