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Bringing a fresh approach to creative living with “outside the box” ideas for crafts and home décor, DIY gurus Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are Plaid’s spokespersons. They both grew up in the Midwest and have been getting crafty since they can remember. Their approach is easy: try something new every day and get creative with what you have. Since this month is all about Halloween, Cathie and Steve have been crafting some amazing projects. One they recently made was this Chalkboard chargers, skull plates, and napkin ring. This spooky setting was created using Mod Podge, and FolkArt paints. All the supplies needed for this project are below, and to find the instructions click here. Make sure you check back here every Thursday to see a new project from Cathie and Steve. To learn more about this crafty duo check out their Facebook page.
Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes – Basics, Flat & Charm
FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint – Black, 8 oz.
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Black, 5 oz.
FolkArt ® Metallics – Sequin Black, 2 oz.
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Clear glass plate
old book pages
It’s officially October and that means we are only days away from Halloween. We want you to get crafting if you have not already started, and create some fabulous or frightful Halloween projects. To help you with this, we are giving away a craft pack filled with great products that are perfect to use on Halloween crafts. FolkArt ® Metallics offer a wide array of beautiful iridescent colors in metals, pearls and gemstone finishes. Paint an entire project or simply add shimmering accents. Add dimension to your craft projects with Stiffy ®, the original fabric stiffener. This classic medium is perfect for stiffening fabric, ribbon, lace, needlework and more! Decoupage with a Fine Glitter Finish! Add an eye-catching glisten to projects with new hologram Glitter Mod Podge. Fine glitter specks capture and reflect light, giving projects a distinct yet delicate sparkle finish in silver or gold. 1 lucky Paint Me Plaid reader will win this craft pack.
Have some spare time this weekend? Well we have a great project for you to try. In this video watch how easy it is to take a few items, along with some FolkArt craft paint to create this creative and fun canvas covered book. Earlier this week we shared a post by Rachel Faucett from Handmade Charlotte, where she shared some abstract art. To read more on how to be inspired to create your own abstract artwork click here. To go along with her post Rachel created this video. In it see how Rachel takes you through each step in this quick video. This is a perfect project to create anytime. Break out some canvas fabric and FolkArt craft paint and get crafting. Enjoy! Watch the video below or click here to view.
Happy Monday! Hope you had a good weekend. If you visited your local craft store I am sure you couldn’t help but notice all the Halloween decorations. Has it gotten you in the mood to craft? Seeing all these holiday decorations could be a little overwhelming, and you maybe stumped at what to make. Well no worries, we want to share a great project idea from Laura Bray. These romantic blocks allow you to rearrange your Halloween décor to mix and match your mood. Laura created these blocks using FolkArt and Mod Podge. They are very unique, and very simple to create. All the supplies you need are listed below, along with their instructions. To see more craft project from Laura visit her blog, Katydiddys.
Paint the wood blocks in orange and black. Allow to dry completely.
Using Mod Podge, apply a piece of scrapbook paper to the block and then add the scrapbook paper and/or decorative papers. For easy sizing when cutting out your decorative papers, I recommend that you measure the size of your block surface and subtract a ¼”. Set aside to dry.
On some of the sides that you did not apply decorative paper to, stencil designs.
Welcome back from the weekend. Now that summer is coming to an end, it is time to gear up for a new season and become more productive. The fall months are the perfect time to tackle some bigger craft projects that you can actually utilize. Take this Antiqued Green Bench; it is a great example of how an old bench can be made over. This is a delightful green bench with a padded burlap seat. This type of bench can be found at your local Home Goods, TJMaxx, or even at a garage sale. This is a great home decor item, sure to spruce up any room. This bench was designed and painted by, Laura Winslow, with FolkArt craft paint. Below is a list of supplies needed to recreate this project. To get the instructions from this project click here.
FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Lime Green, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Painting Stencils – Large – Simply Scroll
FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Pure Black, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Mediums – Textile Medium, 2 oz.
Staple gun and staples
This week I’m bringing you more DIY projects that will knock your socks off. I scoured the internet and discovered colorful and unexpected projects. These projects were made using everyday materials and objects. The more I search for crafts, the more super crafty DIYers I find–just like you! Keep sending in your cool crafts and projects, I would love to see them.
Before I go, I wanted to remind you all to check out my latest video featuring FolkArt enamel paint. I used copper pipe from the hardware store and made a really cool necklace. I’m in love with this project and how well it works with the enamel paint. Copper is also known to have healing properties, so wearing it around your neck can make you feel great, too. What could be better than that? See you next week! Rachel – Handmade Charlotte
An all year round surface that is great to craft on is a tray. Trays can be used throughout the year, during any season. You can design them to be as creative and unique as you would like. Take this squiggle tray designed by Kindra Boroff. This tray has a modern vibe to it, from the colors and the squiggly lines used. There is a special tool from Plaid that was able to create these squiggles. The specialty tool used is a fine tip bottle topper. This tool allows you to create lines by placing a top onto your FolkArt acrylic paints. How cool is that? Try out this tool when creating this tray. Below you will find all the supplies you will need and the instructions.
School is right around the corner and it’s time to get the kids and your home organized, so that they’re ready to hit the books. We created this fun craft project not only to get you better organized, but to add some fun color to your home as well. We used FolkArt craft paint because it has such rich vibrant colors. We created this Handmade Charlotte original easy to follow step-by-step project just for you!
Pin your pictures and to do lists on this fun DIY Cork Board Messaging Hoops. You can make 3 to 5 boards to create an entire messaging center.
Have fun and enjoy painting with FolkArt craft paint!
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.
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.