Plaid Enterprises is releasing a new line of glass paints from Martha Stewart. This video features Kristin St. Clair from Martha Stewart Crafts™, and in it watch how she demonstrates how to silkscreen antique lace designs directly onto a glass jewelry box using Martha Stewart Crafts™ glass paint, squeegee tools, and adhesive silkscreens. The glass paint is currently available at Michaels, and will be in more craft retailers in the near future. For more information on Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints, http://www.plaidonline.com/martha-stewart/brand/detail.htm. Click here to watch this video.
Plaid Enterprises is releasing a new line of glass paints from Martha Stewart. This video features Kristin St. Clair from Martha Stewart Crafts™, and in it watch how she demonstrates how to tint a glass bottle pink with Martha Stewart Crafts™ Liquid Fill Paint. This video is short and to the point. You will learn a creative and unique painting technique that looks great on glass. To watch this video view it here. For more information on Martha Stewart Crafts visit, http://www.plaidonline.com/martha-stewart/brand/detail.htm
Now that summer is here, many people are preparing to throw parties outside. If you are looking for a way to add some lovely decorations to your next event, try painting your glassware. Painted glassware is a big trend in the craft industry right now. It is a very easy technique to do and it is a great way to makeover your traditional glasses. Many people are upcycling glasses that they find at thrift stores, or garage sales. Apple Barrel gloss, and FolkArt Enamel paint are great to use when painting the inside or outside of your glassware. This table setting above was found on BHG. The colors used within this design are so warm and vibrant. Click here to learn how to recreate some of these painted glasses. Have you painted any glassware of your own?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: Magenta #412, Deep Ocean Blue #2555, Titanium White #480, and Lemon Custard #735
Wine glasses make for a great surface to craft and create unique designs on. Have you ever tried this? Glass painting with FolkArt Enamels is easy, and in this video we will show you how. Watch as Candie Cooper shows you simple techniques to make your wine glasses standout. To see all of Plaid’s FolkArt Enamel colors click here. To watch the video click on the image below, or click here. If you would like to see even more craft painting videos, and learn some awesome tips visit Plaid’s YouTube channel. Happy crafting!
Can you believe the month of March is almost over? Boy time flies. National Craft Month is in full effect, and so is another giveaway here on Paint Me Plaid. This is our third giveaway to help celebrate National Craft Month. This week we are giving away a FolkArt Enamel Paint Set, and spouncer value pack. This paint set is a great product for first-time users of FolkArt Enamels. The one-step, dishwasher-safe formula for painting on glass and ceramics! This set includes eight colors. The spouncer set is perfect for adhesive stencils and creating perfect circles and dots, to decorate glass and ceramic projects. This set includes one each of three sizes: 3/4″, 1-1/4″, and 1-3/4″. We are giving away this paint set, and spouncer value pack to 2 lucky Paint Me Plaid readers.
To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what you would use these products to create? For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):
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The contest will end Friday March 16th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.
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.
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.
A big welcome to Plaid designer Chris Williams – you’re going to love her Easter basket and eggs!
Ok, so this is my first offcial post on Paint Me Plaid. When Amy asked me to help her create a fun Easter basket with eggs, I was up for the challenge! Immediately I located a cute wood box/planter, some paper mache eggs, colorful beads, some ribbon that became my inspiration, wire, my normal painting supplies and of course a colorful palette of FolkArt Acrylics. Here is my supply list:
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.
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.