Metallics aren’t just for holidays anymore! It’s interesting that I found this post from Amber at Cross My Heart, because I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to incorporate FolkArt Metallics into everyday projects. It turns out it wasn’t that hard for Amber, and she made these cute painted plaque letters for her best friend’s baby nursery. I love how the shimmery paint coordinates so well with the papers she selected. Find the project tutorial here.
A big welcome to Plaid designer Chris Williams – you’re going to love her Easter basket and eggs!
Ok, so this is my first offcial post on Paint Me Plaid. When Amy asked me to help her create a fun Easter basket with eggs, I was up for the challenge! Immediately I located a cute wood box/planter, some paper mache eggs, colorful beads, some ribbon that became my inspiration, wire, my normal painting supplies and of course a colorful palette of FolkArt Acrylics. Here is my supply list:
I love the laid-back feel of this Moroccan setup found in the latest issue of Fresh Home. I’m a huge fan of orange, and the gold and purple are great compliments. The whole scene above soothes me and I just want to grab a book and hang out. I can see this color scheme being beautiful in a home decor setting. The palette I chose is not an exact match, but I selected colors along that same lines that I like. I hope they inspire you too.
This palette was created using Apple Barrel acrylic colors (from left to right): Ivory, Kings Gold, Apricot, Plum Kiss, Pure Gold Metallic
My favorite medium lately is Plaid’s crackle medium. It’s super easy to use – you just paint it on, allow it to dry then paint over it. Shortly thereafter, you have crackle! Jen from My Crafty Friend Jen tried the crackle medium herself and made this awesome frame for a scrapbook layout. I LOVE the pink FolkArt paint peeking out from under the white. The crackle effect is so cool, and you need to check out everything she did to plus out her project here.
Of course there are the standard issue plastic woven Easter baskets, but this year I’m looking for something just a little more original! I happened upon Kelly’s chalkboard Easter baskets at Running With Glitter, and I was impressed. As Kelly says, “these can be used long after Easter!” You see, one side is decoupaged (with our favorite decoupage medium Mod Podge!) and the side you see above uses FolkArt Chalkboard paint. See Kelly’s tutorial and how she plans to use them all year right here.