May 8, 2012
Mother’s Day is almost here. In case you forget it will take place on May 13th. Since the end of last month we have been sharing with you several Mother’s Day inspired craft projects, that bloggers from across the web made with supplies from our Martha Stewart craft line. In honor of this special day, this week on Paint Me Plaid we decided to have giveaway featuring some of the items these bloggers used in their projects. The prize pack will include 1 Martha Stewart Crafts™ 6oz Brush And Stencil Cleaner, 1 Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Brush Set – 3pc, 1 Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Tape, 1 Martha Stewart Crafts™ Blossoms Adhesive Stencils, 1 Martha Stewart Crafts™ Cathedral Lace Laser-Cut Stencils, and an assortment of Martha Stewart Craft Paint (5 bottles total).
Martha Stewart Crafts™ 6oz Brush And Stencil Cleaner
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Brush Set – 3pc
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Tape
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Blossoms Adhesive Stencils
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Cathedral Lace Laser-Cut Stencils
Martha Stewart Craft Paint
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The contest will end Friday May 11th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.
May 8, 2012
Do you have plans for Mother’s Day? Several people are planning to take their Moms to brunch at a nice restaurant. If you would like to do this but have yet to make a reservation, you may be out of luck. People have been booking restaurants for this special day way in advance. No worry you can still treat your Mom to a lovely brunch at a special location, your home. You don’t always have to go out to have a nice dinning experience. Create a wonderful brunch right at home. Dress up your table with some beautiful décor. Take this Al Fresco inspired tablescape. We discovered this table on HGTV. The colors are inviting, giving off a warm and tranquil vibe. If possible dine on your porch. Eating outside can provide a wonderful backdrop that can compliment your table décor.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: Light Fuschia #688, Vivid Orange 2576, Bayberry 922, and Cardinal Red 414
May 8, 2012
During the spring I love having a picnic. It is one of my favorite things to do this time of year. There’s nothing like packing up some sandwiches, chips, sodas, and some fruit to lounge and dine at a park on nice warm day. Typically picnics are very casual, and paper plates or Tupperware are used to eat off of. Well here is a way you can add some flair to your picnic, create these stenciled and stitched napkin and charger. Cathie and Steve designed this adorable project. It is an easy project that will take an hour to create. Have you been on a picnic this year?
- Apple Barrel ® Colors – Melted Chocolate, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Shiny™ Acrylic Paint – Sugar Plum, 2 oz.
- Plaid ® Craft Stencils – Value Packs – Foliage/Leaf
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Parchment, 2 oz.
Stencil paintbrush, 17 x 17″ Light color cotton fabric (pre-washed), 17 x 17″ printed cotton fabric (pre-washed), Low tack painters tape, Sewing machine, Rhinestones, Gem glue, Buttons, Hand sewing needle and thread, and a Plate charger
1. Position the bird stencil in the corner (1.5” from the edge) of the light colored fabric. Tape the stencil to the fabric to secure. Load the stencil paintbrush with sugar plum paint, tap off the excess paint. Working directly above the stencil, tap the brush over the bird design. Lift the stencil to reveal the design. Next stencil the branch with melted chocolate paint and the leaves with parchment paint. Wash stencil and reuse. Heat set the paint with an iron.
2. Place the painted fabric right-side down on the right-side of the printed fabric. Pin around the edges. Stitch around the edges (leave a space open for turning and stuffing). Trim the edges and corners, turn the napkin right-side out, press. Sew a boarder around the edge.
3. Embellish the napkin with free-form stitching. (This will also serve as a quilt effect, holding the two pieces together) Hand sew buttons to the bird design. Tie up the napkin with a scrap of fabric.
4. To paint the charger, tape the bird stencil to the edge of the charger. Load the stencil paintbrush with sugar plum paint, tap off the excess paint. Working directly above the stencil, tap the brush over the bird design. Lift the stencil to reveal the design. If needed, fill in the design with paint and a small brush.