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.
February 13, 2012
By: Candie Cooper (To see more crafts from Candie check out her blog, Candie Cooper’s Journal)
I was thinking back to my own school days. About this time twenty-five years ago my mom and I would be working on my Valentine Box. You know the ones–they house all the little notes classmates give to one another. One year it was wrapped in red paper with conversation hearts glued on, another it looked like a mini mailbox. So fun! I was trying to think of a quick-to-make-Valentine box and this is what I came up with. It’s a retro clutch disguised as a Valentine holder!
Pick up clutches at the second hand store, then grab some embellishments, ribbons, Mod Podge, Extreme Glitter, Martha Stewart Glitter paints and paint brushes. You may need some Folk Art paint too.
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July 11, 2011
The friendly colors of these perennial blooms will immediately become favorites. Make them to brighten up your home, or as a fun house warming gift.
Here’s what you need to get started:
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July 1, 2011
Why not keep the kids busy while you make your final preparations of the fouth with these adorable magnets by Candie Cooper. Candie is a regular contributor to our Kids’ blog. She has tons of great ideas that the every crafter in the family can enjoy.
Happy Fourth of July!
March 28, 2011
So many of you have raved about FolkArt Extreme Glitter – it’s one of my favorite products too. I’m super pleased to announce that we now have *NEW* Extreme Glitter Neons! They are bright, cheery and fun - and made a great addition to your crafting projects. To celebrate the new release, Plaid designer Julie Lewis made this glittery birdhouse project. It’s a gift box that doubles as a cute spring display! Wondering how it’s made? Here’s the full tutorial.
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March 21, 2011
You know how awesome our FolkArt Extreme Glitter is – but you also know that it’s not permanent on glass. You’ve been asking us for permanent glitter on glass, and we’re delivering! We are so thrilled about our new product, FolkArt Enamels Glitter. It works just like regular FolkArt Enamels AND it comes in two colors, gold and silver. The sparkling effects are gorgeous! Plaid designer Julie Lewis has created this special daisy vase with Enamels Glitter, and you won’t believe how easy it is to recreate yourself. Here’s how it’s done.
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March 17, 2011
Welcome to another installment of ASK PLAIDIE LADDIE!
Plaidie Laddie, loyal Plaid pooch and one of our blog contributors, wants to answer your most burning painting questions. Every week he’ll pick a question out of his virtual mailbag and answer it (with a little help from me, since he only has paws). This week’s question:
“Dear Plaidie Laddie, I would like to use FolkArt Extreme Glitter to accentuate fabric. Is this possible? Will it be washable?” -Gina L. from Virginia
Dear Gina, thank you for your question. I did a little research (the scientists at Plaid are so busy right now!) and found out that FolkArt Extreme Glitter is not washable – however, if you are not planning on washing your fabric piece, then using Extreme Glitter is perfectly fine. A great example is this gorgeous wall hanging from Melissa at 100 Billion Stars. She used fabric to create a wall hanging, and then used Extreme Glitter in certain areas for some “bling” action.
This picture shows more of the detail. Isn’t it pretty? Visit Melissa’s blog post here, and if you have any other questions about Extreme Glitter, visit the FAQ’s here.
Sincerely, Plaidie Laddie
February 7, 2011
We’re trying some fun new techniques at Plaid – and since we love sparkle, we’re incorporating FolkArt Extreme Glitter! With Valentine’s Day coming up, we wanted to create some quick and easy ideas to show your love to family and friends. We took some Red Extreme Glitter and crackle medium and combined the two to make this pretty crackle heart frame. That red between the crackle really sparkles! Here’s how to make a frame just like this one.
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