January 5, 2012
Drinking glasses of any size are a great surface to craft on. The best type of paint to use when painting on glass is, FolkArt enamel paint. Here is a great example of painting on drinking glasses. These Kiss-me-Quick Valentine’s Day Wine Glasses were designed by, Holli Long. They are just too cute, and make a perfect Valentine’s Day craft to make. This is a creative and fancy way to serve a glass of wine (or sparkling cider) for Valentine’s! See below are full supply list, and instructions. Enjoy!
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Wicker White, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Baby Pink, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Magenta, 2 oz.
3/4″ flat brush
Selection of self-adhesive gems
Two wine glasses
- Clean and dry all glass surfaces before painting.
- Mask off bottom section of the glasses as shown.
- Paint the bottom section Wicker White. Remove tape.
- With the liner brush, paint Baby Pink swirls all over white section of the glasses.
- Transfer kiss pattern randomly as shown.
- Paint kisses Magenta. Let dry and then bake glasses as instructed on paint labels
- When glasses have baked and cooled down, apply the gems.
- Hand wash only.
December 8, 2011
Want to add a snowman to your holiday decorations? Well we have the perfect craft for you to make. This snowman glass block is so cute, and if you want to you can add lights. This would look great in a large window in your home, or place on a table as a centerpiece. This craft project was created by one of our very talented designers, Sherrie Ragsdale. See below for step by step instructions on how to make this great holiday craft.
Plaid FA Enamel Paints:
4008 Pure Orange, 4032 Licorice, 4001 Wicker White
Large glass block, Small glass block, Old sweater, 1 3/4″ Spouncer, 1 1/4″ Spouncer, 3/4″ Spouncer, Small round brush, Paper towel, Scissors
Hot glue, Hot glue gun, Rubber band
1. Dip the 1 3/4″ spouncer into the wicker white and remove most of it onto the paper towel.
2. Lightly dab with the spouncer on both of the blocks.
3. On the smaller block add the two eye using the 1 1/4″ spouncer in licorice.
4. Add the mouth with the 3/4″ spouncer.
5. Add the buttons on the larger block with the 1 3/4″ spouncer.
6. Using the pattern provided, paint the carrot nose with pure orange.
7. For the hat cut off a the sleeve of the sweater.
8. Cut small slits for fringe.
9. Wrap the rubber band around the top of the hat.
10. Cut three stripes of the sweater.
11. Glue one end with hot glue gun.
12. Braid the three pieces together.
13. Wrap the braid around the rubber band and glue into place.
14. Cut the other sleeve off.
15. Cut the sleeve down the inside of the under arm.
16 Open up sleeve.
17. Cut the sleeve at its longest point.
18. Glue the edges to the center of the long strip.
19. Wrap around the snowman’s head at the bottom and glue into place.
20. Make fringe at the ends of scarf.
21. Glue large orange button in place.
November 15, 2011
Are you a fan and user of Gallery Glass? Perhaps you have been eager to try using Gallery Glass for the first time. Either way you all are in luck, this week on Paint Me Plaid we are giving away an awesome Gallery Glass prize pack. Create stained glass looks with this Value Paint Set. Set includes 2 oz. Liquid Leading, 2 oz. Crystal Clear, 6 .44 oz. pots of popular colors, and 24 .16 oz. pots of accent colors. This set contains 31 colors. We are giving away this prize pack to one lucky Paint Me Plaid reader. Also for all you fans of Gallery Glass don’t forget to check out the blog Gallery Glass Class, for wonderful tips and projects made using Gallery Glass. Want to know how to make the project above? Click here to see the instructions.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below, telling us what craft project you would create using this Gallery Glass Value Pack.
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Check out our sister blog, Plaid Kid’s Crafts, and let us know a project you find there that you think is cool
Entries will be accepted beginning today, and end on Friday November 18th at 12pm EST. We will announce the winner on Friday afternoon November 18th.
April 12, 2011
Sometimes the most simple accessories and home decor accents are the most beautiful. If you are looking for a simple piece using a few paint colors, this modern silver glitter striped vase is a great project for you. Not to mention that if you’ve never painted glass before, this is a great project to start with. You can use these basic instructions to add spice to a glass piece you already have on hand. Here’s how.
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March 9, 2011
Look what Madigan Made! I recently happened upon her blog, and was delighted to find that she used Gallery Glass to dress up the windows in her foyer. It’s the perfect solution for privacy, yet she can still see be a “nosy neighbor” if she wants to be! Hee hee. As Madigan notes, is that it can be removed when they sell the house, so you don’t have to be afraid to cover your windows. Visit her entire tutorial here.
Don’t forget to visit our own Carol Smith’s Gallery Glass Class blog for so many more projects and patterns.
February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Plaid! Here at Plaid you know what we love – paint! We couldn’t leave you hanging without a Valentine’s project for the big day. I know that many of you love glass painting, so I’m including a glass painted project that expresses your true feelings – it can be for a husband, family member, friend or even a pet! Nothing say I love you like dog biscuits served on a plate, don’t you think? Whomever you are spending the day with, I wish you all the love and happiness in the world. Here’s how to make your own “I Love You” plate.
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January 21, 2011
If you’re planning to cook a romantic dinner for your sweetie, may I make a suggestion? Why not paint some fun and pretty Valentine’s Day glasses with FolkArt Enamels! I’m always looking for original Valentine’s Day painted projects, and honestly, they are really hard to find. These wine glasses totally fit the bill. They also might be fun for a girls’ night out. Find the complete project instructions here.
December 3, 2010
I’m so pleased to share with you one of the most popular projects on the Plaid Online site – EVER. Isn’t he cute? I love his skinny ankles! Ha ha ha! Seriously though, he is so loved (and has been for years) that I had to share him with you. He was done by internal designer Laura Brunson using Gallery Glass, and I especially like his metallic Liquid Leading. You can make him yourself with the instructions here.
PS – Gallery Glass is available at both Michaels and Jo-Ann Stores, as well as online.
November 10, 2010
Belinda Harris, Consumer Affairs Manager at Plaid, was recently in Quebec teaching and exhibiting at Salon des Arts Décoratifs. This annual decorative painting expo is a hotbed of painting classes, exhibits, shows and contests. Belinda said the event started off with a bang, “Wow, Canadians are starving to learn to paint. There were over 800 people waiting in the hall ways, lobby and out the front door of the hotel to get into the showroom.”
In Belinda’s Tableau 3-D Dimensional Glass Painting class pictured above, 21 students paint on three stacked panes of glass with FolkArt Enamels. Belinda says that painters in the Montreal area are very enthusiastic, since most of the year there is snow!
This class was “Tranquil Lighthouse at the Shore Tapestry Bell Pull”, where Belinda taught everyone how to paint a lighthouse and beach scene with FolkArt HD Paint on Roc-lon cloth. The class sessions are taught in French, so Belinda had an interpreter.
Belinda noted that Canadian style is more of a fine art look, “They paint on wood, ceramics, tin, fabric and much more. Texture, antiquing, stenciling using texture, glimmer, crackling and decoupage with painting on top are the hottest trends…..texture, texture, texture.”
October 21, 2010
Looking to have some fun with Gallery Glass, but not sure where to find patterns or instruction? We are very excited to introduce a new blog to the Plaid family – Gallery Glass Class! Carol Smith, our Vice President of Media Marketing, has begun this new blog to provide inspiration and community to those who love Gallery Glass. As most of you know, Carol has worked with the product since its inception and is the perfect person to teach others how to use it! Carol will be updating the blog regularly with patterns, pictures and more – she’ll even be offering kits for sale so that you can get all of the goodies to make a project in one place!
We hope you will join Carol as she begins her Gallery Glass blogging adventure. Visit here to see the blog and start some beautiful fall projects of your own.