I am always amazed with how creative people can get, with everyday items. Check out this awesome DIY spoon pendant. This pendant was made by one of our friends, the Busily Spinning Momma. Obviously the main item needed to recreate this project is a spoon, lol, but feel free to use this as inspiration to use another type of utensil. I wonder how this would look as a fork pendant? This pendant tutorial is simple to follow, and a few of the supplies used included FolkArt ClearCote High Shine Glaze, and Mod Podge. Thanks to the Busily Spinning Momma for sharing this incredible project. To learn how to make this cool pendant click here. What do you think about this project? Have you ever made a craft out of a utensil?
NEON DAISY CANVAS ART by JULIE LEWIS
In this edition of Teaching Thursdays, you will learn how to make this wonderful neon daisy canvas art. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.
Supplies You Will Need:
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 2850 Neon Pink, 2852 Neon Orange, 2856 Neon Purple, 444 Patina, 954 Fresh Foliage, 661 Metallic Sequin Black
FolkArt Extreme Glitter – 2796 Hologram, 2767 Neon Orange, 2766 Neon Pink, 2789 Peridot
Mod Podge Gloss
Canvases – 10 x 10, 4 x 4
Black and white patterned scrapbook paper
3” wood circle
2mm white foam sheet
Scissors, scalloped pinking shears
#1 Liner brush
¾” foam spouncer
Measure and mark center of larger canvas, lay tape down center.
Lay piece of tape on either side of center tape for spacing, then lay another piece on wither side of those.
Remove tape between center and outer pieces, repeat process to ends of canvas.
Apply neon paint with spouncer – several coats letting dry between coats.
Remove tape and apply glitter.
When dry, tape over pink stripes and paint neon orange.
Remove tape and apply glitter.
Paint small canvas Fresh Foliage and Patina.
Trace wood circle onto paper, cut out.
Paint sides of circle purple, then Mod Podge paper to front of circle. Apply several coats of Mod Podge.
Trace circle onto foam, cut out ¼” outside pencil line with scalloped pinking shears. Cut between scallops.
Glue wood to foam, then to small canvas,
Paint decorative swirly lines around edge of large canvas with liner brush and Sequin Black.
Glue small canvas to center of large one.
Last week we were very excited to announce the new partnership between Plaid and Martha Stewart. This innovative brand new line of paints, tools, and accessories, premiered on HSN and received a great reception by viewers in the U.S. Well now it’s your turn Canada to get an exclusive first look of this new line on The Shopping Channel. The Martha Stewart Craft Paint program will debut on The Shopping Channel, July 27th at 11pm EDST and July 28th at 11am, 5pm and 8pm EDST. This new line has been manufactured by Plaid Enterprises. The Martha Stewart Crafts™ Decorative Arts Paints Program debuts, exclusively in all U.S. and Canada Michaels stores in late August. We would love to know what you think about the new line after you watch on The Shopping Channel. Please be sure to leave us a comment here on our blog or Facebook page to let us know your thoughts. For additional information on the new line from Martha Stewart click here.
Alex Perruzzi will be introducing a variety of kits in Canada for home decorating including:
Beginner Stenciling Kit
Home Decor Kit
Adhesive Stenciling Kit
Painting Tools Kit
Spray Gun Kit
4, 6 oz. Paint Mediums
Multiple 2 oz. Paint kit Assortments including:
18 Satin Colors – Brights and Muted
12 Glitter Colors – Brights and Iridescent
12 High Gloss Colors
12 Metallic/Pearl Colors
The beauty industry is getting very crafty. There are several new nail trends that are being inspired by longtime craft techniques. You probably are used to using a crackle finish to add an antique effect to a painting, or a piece of furniture. Or you are used to decoupaging a frame, plate, or tray. Well now believe it or not, you can take these same craft techniques, and infuse them on your nails. A few of the hottest trends with nail polishes today is the crackle effect, decoupaging, and tie dye. Many big beauty companies are backing this trend by rolling out entire lines inspired by craft techniques. Sally Hansen and OPI are leading the pack when it comes to this cool new nail trend. Have you, or would you try this trend? If so please leave a comment and let us know.
With summer in full effect, one thing you can’t miss are all the bright colors. In the summer you can see bright colors in every place and space imaginable. From a delicious cool treat like a snow cone, to a gorgeous colorful summer dress. Colors are everywhere in the summer, and not hard to spot. That’s how we felt when this porch caught our attention. Check out this fabulous summer themed porch. We stumbled across this burst of brightness from Traditional Home, and could not take our eyes off it. The idea of taking normal interior decor, and using is outside is very lovely. It really creates a very comfortable, homelike environment. The color palettes used are brilliant and cheerful. How could you not smile with colors like these surrounding you? Use this bright summertime porch as inspiration to update your own porch, or another space in your home.
We created this palette using FolkArt Acrylic Colors, Bright Baby Pink 223, Turner Pink 2248, Red Light 629, Pumpkin 225, and Sunny Yellow 509.
It’s that time of year when parents start their end-of-summer countdown. How many days until the kids are back in school and the house is quiet for a few hours during the day? The kids will never tell, but I bet any parent could tell you down to the minute.
If you’re excited about the kids going back to school, or you’re looking forward to going back yourself, why not get everyone back into the swing of things with this cute Chalkboard Medicine Cabinet? Infarrantly Creative gives you the step by step on how to give a standard medicine cabinet and cute, and budget-friendly make-over.
Once you’ve got this project complete, you now have the perfect place to leave yourself, or the kids, reminders so that you see them first thing in the morning. Perfect!
As you can imagine there was tons of exciting things going on at the 2011 CHA Summer show. I sure hope you were following us on Twitter and Facebook, because we were uploading lots of pictures from the show. Our booth was bursting with tons of energy and excitement. Many people were lined up to do Make N Takes with Cathie & Steve. Cathie and Steve were awesome, and so many people loved creating crafts with them. Below are are some pictures from our booth at CHA Summer. To see even more pictures from our trip to CHA check out our album on our Facebook page. Also Cathie and Steve posted an album on Facebook also. Click here to see it. Be sure to leave comments, and tell us what you think. Also please share with us your thoughts if you attended the CHA Summer show.
Plaid is proud to announce a new partnership with Martha Stewart. We have been working with Martha Stewart and her wonderful team for sometime now, to bring you all this innovative brand new line of paints, tools, and accessories. This new line has been manufactured by Plaid Enterprises. The Martha Stewart Crafts™ Decorative Arts Paints Program debuts, exclusively in all U.S. and Canada Michaels stores in late August. Now I’m sure you don’t want to wait until August to see the line, and your in luck you don’t have to. The new Martha Stewart Craft line is premiering on HSN tonight. It aired once already at 1am EST this morning, but in case you missed it, it will air again tonight at 6pm EST. So make sure to have your remote in hand, and be prepared to be blown away by this fabulous new line of paints. After you watch on HSN be sure to leave us a comment on our blog or Facebook page to let us know your thoughts. For additional information on the new line from Martha Stewart click here.
Martha Stewart is debuting her brand new line of craft paint on HSN at 1 a.m. Who says there’s nothing one after the late night shows? Martha is! She and Alex Perruzzi will introduce a line of home decorating kits including:
- Home Decor Kit
- Adhesive Stenciling Kit
- Painting Tools Kit
- Spray Gun Kit
- 4, 6 oz. Paint Mediums
- Multiple 2 oz. Paint kit Assortments including:
- 18 Satin Colors – Brights and Muted
- 12 Glitter Colors – Brights and Iridescent
- 12 High Gloss Colors
- 12 Metallic/Pearl Colors
- 160 Colors including 80 Satin Colors, 20 High Gloss Colors, 20 Metallic/Pearl Colors and 40 Glitter Colors