February 23, 2012
We here at Plaid produce several craft products as you already know, but we also love to help crafters at all skill levels learn and understand how to use different craft techniques. Today we would like to show you how to perform letter stenciling. Stenciling with letters is a very traditional technique that has been used for many years. It is a great way to decorate any surface, and add something extra to any craft project.
Plan the spacing of letters before painting in stencils.
Create a tracing paper template for correct type alignment. For straight lines of type, use a straight edge or level and pencil to draw a guide line. For curved lines following an oval edge, place the oval object on tracing paper and trace a line following the outside curve with a pencil. Then place the tracing paper on top of your surface and position the curved line where you want the type. For circular lines, position a nail or thumbtack at the center of the circle. Loop string around the nail, tie the other end to a pencil, and draw a circle or arc. Place paper template as guide on surface; slip stencil between template and surface, align stencil and tape in place.
Line up the first letter and hold it in place with tape. Mark the registration with pencil. Paint the first letter, then remove stencil. Let dry. Use the registration mark and guide line to place the second stencil. Repeat the process for each letter. Once the paint is dry, erase any guide marks.
January 6, 2012
How long does it take you to get out of the holiday coma? A holiday coma is the state of being where you unconsciously let your holiday decorations stay up way after the holiday have ended. You know some people still have their Christmas tress up, and won’t take them down til February 🙂 I can understand why some people are not in a rush to dismantle their holiday decor. It is festive, fun, and can easily put a smile on your face. In case you are still in the mood to craft another holiday themed decoration, let me suggest this Deer Family Throw Pillow. This pillow was designed by, Beckie, over on Infarrantly Creative. To create this adorable pillow Beckie used Plaid’s Simply Screen Kit. To see how this pillow was created click here for the complete step by step instructions.
December 15, 2011
The holiday season is a great time of year to craft decor for your home. The one thing I love about crafting is that you can create beautiful projects, that are very simple to make. Take this project for instance created by Sara from, Mom Endeavors. Sara created this joyful Christmas message using Plaid’s Simply Screen DIY Kit. This project is so cute. I think I may use this as inspiration to create some Christmas cards. To learn how Sara created this joyful message click here.
December 14, 2011
It’s hump day, and day 3 of Simply Screen week here on Paint Me Plaid. In case you missed some of this week’s earlier Simply Screen projects click here to see them. Today we are sharing this Read Bag project that was created by Charlie, author of the craft blog, Attempting Aloha. Charlie used the Simply Screen DIY Kit to create this project. What a great message to select, to use on this bag. Reading is not only an important skill to have, but also reading is fun and a great way to learn new things daily. Seeing this bag makes me want to head to Barnes and Noble immediately 🙂 Click here to see how Charlie made this eco-friendly, and stylish bag.
December 13, 2011
It’s day 2 of Simply Screen week here on Paint Me Plaid. Today we are showing off this project that was created by Jen, from one of our favorite craft blogs, Tatertots and Jello. When I first saw this pillow case, I was so amazed. It looks like something I could see in Pier 1, or another home decor store. I love it. Jen created this stenciled quatrefoil pillow using Plaid’s Simply Screen DIY Kit. Click here to see step by step how Jen created this project. This is a great and inexpensive way to add some holiday decor to your home.
December 7, 2011
Recently a blog friend of ours, Brittany, over at Pretty Hand Girl created this adorable snowflake gift set. She created this gift set using some stencils from the Martha Stewart craft line, and the Martha Stewart DIY roller top bottle. I love coffee so I immediately fell in love with this craft project. This would be a great gift to make for your co-workers, or friends. Click here to see how Brittany made this great holiday themed craft. In case you are unable to find the tumbler at they store mentioned in their post, I have also seen these available at TJ Maxx and Ross for around $5.
November 25, 2011
Signs are one of the most popular kinds of crafts that people tend to make. When you create a sign you can be as creative as you like. You can make a sign that is small, or one that covers an entire wall. Take for instance this sign from one of our favorite craft blogs, Tatertots and Jello. This sign was created using stencils and paints from the Martha Stewart craft line, available at Michaels. Would you like to re-create this project? Click here to see all the materials used, and to find step by step instructions. Do you plan to create a sign celebrating the holidays season?
November 11, 2011
Wood frames are one of the most popular surfaces to craft with. Frames are always needed, regardless of the time of year. We all love storing our pictures in some unique frame design. Instead of buying a unique frame, why not try creating your own. This is exactly what Jennie did over at Craft-O-Maniac. Jennie created this chic stenciled frame, using some of Plaid’s new stencils from our Easy to Paint Line. Click here to see the before and after pictures, and learn how to make your own chic stenciled frame.
November 4, 2011
When I first saw this project my mouth dropped wide open. This is such an amazing and creative craft. I found this over on a craft blog called, Recaptured Charm. I love seeing all the unique ways crafters have been using the new paint from the Martha Stewart craft line. The boxes came from the dollar store, and the paint from Michaels. Who would’ve thought to use boxes and turn them into a lamp? Genius! Click here to learn how to re-create this project for your home.
October 28, 2011
She is the winner of our FolkArt Giveaway. The prize pack includes, 1 Large Fleur Motif FolkArt Stencil, 1 Alphabet Peel and Stick Stencil Sheet, and a 32 color FolkArt value pack paint set. This paint set includes metallic and glitter FolkArt colors.
Felur Motif Stencil
Alphabet Peel and Stick Stencil Sheet
FolkArt 32 paint color value pack
Thanks to everyone that participated and entered this giveaway. If you were not the winner this time, don’t worry we have another great giveaway coming up very soon. Be sure to check back daily on Paint Me Plaid, so you don’t miss your chance to enter.