March 14, 2012
There are only a few days left until St. Patrick’s Day. Do you have any plans to celebrate the holiday? I know many people go all out, and dress up in green and gold from head to toe. In case you are looking to dress up your shoes for St. Patrick’s Day, try this craft project created by Kindra Boroff. These shoes are awesome! They were created with FolkArt paints, and Mod Podge. Aren’t they are so festive? This is a beginner level craft, that will take an hour or more to complete. Now you may not be able to wear these that much throughout the year, but on St. Patrick’s Day you will sure standout of the crowd. Below you will find the supplies needed to make this project, along with the instructions. Enjoy!
FolkArt Acrylic Paint: #901 Wicker White, #526 Soft Apple, #2552 Citrus Green
Mod Podge: #CS11218 8oz Fabric Mod Podge
White canvas shoes, 6/8” Emerald Satin Ribbon, Shamrock fabric, Permanent fabric glue, Small green rhinestones, Masking tape, Scissors, #2 script liner, and a 5/8” angle brush.
- Paint the heel and tongue of the show with Citrus Green.
- Paint the toe of the shoe with Soft Apple.
- Using the end of a paint brush handle add dots on the heel and tongue with Wicker White.
- Tape off stripes on the side of the shoes and paint Citrus Green stripes.
- Cut the shamrocks from the fabric and adhere to the toe with Mod Podge. When dry apply a top coat.
- Using the fabric glue attach the small rhinestones to the shoe seams as shown.
- Lace the shoes with the Emerald satin ribbon.
February 27, 2012
Happy Monday everyone. How was your weekend? Hopefully you had a good one. It’s a new week, and can you believe that the month of February is almost over? March will arrive this week, which means St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Are you still looking for some craft projects to make to celebrate this holiday? Well we can help. Here is a great project to try, this Lucky Plaque. This project was designed by, Laura Bray. It is a beginner level craft project, that will take up to an hour to complete. See below the supplies you will need, and instructions on how to create this plaque. Enjoy!
FolkArt Extreme Glitter-2796 Hologram, FolkArt Extreme Glitter-2857 Royal Blue, FolkArt Paint-429 Winter White, FolkArt Paint-526 Soft Apple, FolkArt Paint-484 Brilliant Ultramarine
Wood plaque (5” X 20”), Wood shamrock (4” x 4”), Wood letters spelling out “LUCKY” (4” tall), Craft glue, Green and white polka dot ribbon
- Paint wood letters in FolkArt-Brilliant Ultramarine. Allow paint to dry.
- Once paint is dry, apply two coats of Extreme Glitter-Royal Blue to the letters. Allow to dry between coats.
- Using FolkArt paint in Winter White and Soft Apple, paint the wood plaque.
- Once paint is dry, apply two coats of Extreme Glitter-Hologram to the plaque.
- Paint the shamrock shape. Paint stripes on the shamrock using FolkArt Brilliant Ultramarine, Soft Apple, and Winter White. Allow to dry, then apply two coats of Extreme Glitter-Hologram over the shamrock.
- Glue letters onto plaque, spelling out the word, “Lucky”. Make sure you leave room to attach the shamrock later.
- Glue shamrock to the top right corner of the plaque.
- Attach green & white ribbon to the plaque. Tie bows where attached. Hang and enjoy your unique St. Patrick’s Day décor!
February 16, 2012
Can you believe that we are already moving onto the next holiday? Goodbye Valentine’s Day. Hello St. Patrick’s Day. I have seen so many adorable St. Patrick’s Day crafts all over the web. Especially on Pinterest. Here is another one to add to the mix. Make this fun plaque for St. Patrick’s Day. This plaque was designed by, Kirsten Jones. This is a great St. Patrick’s Day craft that painters will love. So break out your FolkArt paint, and get busy. Enjoy!
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Bright Green, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Peridot, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Emerald, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Wicker White, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Licorice, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
#6 Flat paintbrush, ½“ Flat paintbrush, Spouncer, Painters tape 1 ½”, Large oval wood plaque, and Dot scrap book paper
1. Base-coat plaque with Fresh Foliage. Let dry.
2. Using painters tape, tape off stripes as shown. Paint stripes with Bright Green. Let dry.
3. Using spouncer, add Emerald Glitter over Bright Green Stripes. Let dry.
4. Remove tape and add Glitter to light green stripe with Peridot. Let dry.
5. Cut out 2 clovers from scrapbook paper. Following general directions on Mod Podge, apply clovers to plaque as shown. Let dry.
6. Write KISS and IRISH using Licorice and small flat brush. Let dry.
7. Write me and I’m using Wicker White and liner brush. Let dry.
8. Varnish with Gloss.