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It’s giveaway time here on Paint Me Plaid, and boy are you in for a treat. This week we are giving away several new Mod Podge items that just debuted last month. One lucky Paint Me Plaid reader will win the following,
Mod Podge ® Tracing Templates – Basic Shapes (1)
Mod Podge ® Repositionable Glue, 2 oz. (1)
Mod Podge ® Rub-On Transfers – All Holidays/Seasons (1)
Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic – Glitter Gold, 2 oz. (1)
All you have to do to enter, is leave a comment below telling me what you would use the paint on. For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):
Accessories are not just additional fashion pieces to go with your outfit, there are now accessories for your phones and MP3 players. One of the most popular accessories for these devices are cases. There are several t choose from in the stores or online, but have you ever considered making your own? Check out this cute and innovative iPod Wristlet Holder. Kindra Boroff created this project mainly using FolkArt craft paint. This is a craft that is perfect for beginners, and will only take 30 minutes to an hour to create. Use this to cover your iPod or use to store other small supplies.
One of the newest products we recently released are the new podgeable shapes. In this video hosted by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, they will introduce you to podgeable shapes. Designed by Cathie and Steve these podgeable shapes can be used to create several jewelry projects including pendants, statement necklaces, charm bracelets, and rings. With these new podgeable shapes you can ink, drill, paint, and Mod Podge them. These shapes are available at your local Michaels and Plaid Online. Watch this video below or click here to view it.
The weekend is here! Yay! Time to get creative and create something cool, like this DIY Photo Transfer Shirt. One of the newest Mod Podge products we recently released is the photo transfer medium. With this product you can create decals or appliques from any original photo. Use it on hard surfaces or fabrics that you can hand wash. Stacie from Stars for Streetlights made this awesome shirt. She was inspired by a similar shirt she originally saw at Anthropologie. This is such a creative project, and if you would like to learn how she made it click here.
Are you constantly misplacing your keys? Does this cause you to get all in frenzy, and run late for appointments? If you answered yes to these questions then you are definitely in need of organized place to keep them. Create this cute crackle key holder, made with FolkArt acrylic paints. Not only is this project functional, but also it is so cute. See a list of supplies and the instructions you will need to create this fun project.
Base-coat the plaque as follows, “K” with Violet Pansy, “e” with Citrus Green, “y” with Deep Ocean Blue, “s” with Vivid Orange and lastly the piece that runs under the letters with Brilliant Pink. Allow to dry.
Add a layer of Crackle Medium using the ¾” flat brush. Once it has dried go over the entire project with Vintage White with only one coat. Do not cross over your strokes.
Project Tip: The thicker the paint the larger the cracks will appear.
Happy Wednesday everyone. It’s Rachel again from Handmade Charlotte, and this week I’m bringing you the third project in our Print + Paint series, Sargent. The Sargent graphics are punchy and full of life. I wanted to challenge you a little more this week with a bit more intricate painting details. You can achieve a crisp and clean outcome by using the recommended painters tape. To download this free printable click here. Create all three prints and put them together with other fun framed pics, to create a salon wall. I love modern graphics along side traditional artwork and interiors. The step-by-step directions give you everything you need to complete this mini work of art. Modern art made by you for free = Awesome! Have fun making the Sargent Print + Paint.
I’ll be back next week with a new video featuring enamel paint on copper. I’m so excited for you to take a peek. Make sure to check out last weeks video and past Print + Paint projects, Cousine, and Kotah for more FolkArt craftiness.
There are several types of paintbrushes you can use while painting. There are so many that there maybe several brushes you have never even seen. Are you familiar with scrollers or script liners? Scrollers are liner brushes with longer hair. Liner, scroller, or script brushes are fine, round, pointed brushes used for detail work. Liners have shorter hairs than scroller or script brushes. All of these come in several sizes. Below is a slideshow showing you how to use a script liner, and some project you can create using this tool.
1. As you move the brush, keep it on the tip, exerting hardly any pressure.
2. Pull the brush keeping it perpendicular. The brush will follow and paint a fine line.
Happy Monday! To kick off a new week we want to share with you a brand new Mod Podge project. Have you had a chance to craft with some of our new Mod Podge items? If not, here is a great project that incorporates our new rub on transfers, podgeable shapes, and papers. Chris Williams created this great mixed media project. Mixed media crafts make for great home decor, especially to create wall art. This is a perfect project for beginners that will only take about an hour to make.
Plaid ® Wood Surfaces – Canvas Panel, 6″ x 6″
Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes – Basics, Flat & Charm
Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes – Designer Shapes
Mod Podge ® Podgeable Paper Flip Books – Nature
Mod Podge ® Rub-On Transfers – Friends/Love/Family/Inspiration
FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Titanium White, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Forest Moss, 2 oz.
All Night Media ® Embellishments – Pop Dots™
Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Foam Plate, Paper Towels, Wax Candle, Fine Grit Sandpaper, Paintbrush – ¾” Flat, Scissors, Eye-screws (2), Scrap Yarn
Using ¾” Flat Brush, base coat wood canvas panel with Forest Moss. Allow to dry.
Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply Forest Moss base coat.
When completely dry, rub candle over all edges and a few random areas over top surface.
Base coat Titanium White over entire surface and allow to dry.
Sand entire surface smooth once more to distress wood panel. Note: Areas where candle wax was applied will reveal Forest Moss base coat.
Peel rub on transfer from backing sheet and place over distressed wood panel. Using craft stick included, carefully transfer words in desired placement on wood panel by rubbing using slight pressure. Note: You may choose to leave some area free of words when Mod Podge Shapes will be placed.
Using scissors cut out scalloped bird paper shape. Also cut letters: “G R O W”.
Apply Matte Mod Podge to top of each paper design. Apply matching shape directly over mod podge’d paper and apply pressure to smooth paper. Allow to dry.
When dry, trim any excess paper if necessary.
Attach two eye screws to top of wood canvas panel one inch from sides. Using scrap of yarn string each lettered tag and attach to eye screws.
Using a couple Pop Dots attach scalloped bird Mod Podge shape to lower right corner of canvas panel.
Have you ever used FolkArt outdoor paint? The summer is the perfect time to use this paint. There are several craft projects you can make, including birdhouses. In this video Candie Cooper will introduce you to FolkArt outdoor paint, by showing you how to create a DIY birdhouse. This whimsical paint craft project features FolkArt Outdoor Acrylics and Metallics, and Outdoor Sealer for a decorative birdhouse that will stay beautiful outdoors or in. Click the image below to watch, or click here. Enjoy!
Happy Friday! We have made it through another week and the weekend is here. Weekends are a perfect time to craft by yourself or with your family or friends. Looking for something to make, we want to suggest this awesome Instapillow. Love the name of this project by the way, it’s very clever. Melissa from Look What Melissa Made created this pillow using a new product of ours, Mod Podge Photo Transfer medium. This product is so cool. It allows you to take any picture of yours and transfer it to a surface. See below the supplies needed to make this project, and click here to learn step-by-step instructions. Have fun creating your own pillow this weekend. Happy crafting!