April 19, 2012
This week flew by so fast. Can you believe tomorrow is Friday? Oh well to celebrate the weekend coming up, let us announce the winner of this week’s great giveaway. This week we are giving away a variety pack filled with Martha Stewart goodies. The variety pack includes, 1 Holiday Icons stencil pack, 1 Basic Brush Set, and a 5 color assortment of Martha Stewart paint. The lucky winner is…
(winner has been contacted by email)
Thanks to everyone that entered our giveaway this week. We will be having another shortly, so be sure to check back on Paint Me Plaid to be notified. Have a great weekend.
April 16, 2012
Are you ready for another giveaway here on Paint Me Plaid? This week we are giving away a Martha Stewart variety prize pack, filled with some awesome craft supplies. The variety pack includes, 1 Holiday Icons stencil pack, 1 Basic Brush Set, and a 5 color assortment of Martha Stewart paint. Martha’s adhesive stencils are ideal for adding painted designs to any project, especially on curved or slick surfaces. Contains 2 multi-design 5-3/4in x 7-3/4in stencils and instructions. The Basic Brush Set is a must have item to have for your craft projects. Use these brushes for base-coating, blending, stroke-work and detailing. Ergonomically designed, with easy-grip handles. Contains 5 white nylon bristle brushes: #6 round for lines and details, #10 and #16 flat for blending and stroke-work, 1/2in angular for blending and stroke-work, 3/4in utility for base-coating. The winner will be selected and announced on Thursday April 19th.
Holiday Icons Stencil Pack
Basic Brush Set
A 5 color assortment of Martha Stewart paint
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 Thursday April 19th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.
February 23, 2012
We here at Plaid produce several craft products as you already know, but we also love to help crafters at all skill levels learn and understand how to use different craft techniques. Today we would like to show you how to perform letter stenciling. Stenciling with letters is a very traditional technique that has been used for many years. It is a great way to decorate any surface, and add something extra to any craft project.
Plan the spacing of letters before painting in stencils.
Create a tracing paper template for correct type alignment. For straight lines of type, use a straight edge or level and pencil to draw a guide line. For curved lines following an oval edge, place the oval object on tracing paper and trace a line following the outside curve with a pencil. Then place the tracing paper on top of your surface and position the curved line where you want the type. For circular lines, position a nail or thumbtack at the center of the circle. Loop string around the nail, tie the other end to a pencil, and draw a circle or arc. Place paper template as guide on surface; slip stencil between template and surface, align stencil and tape in place.
Line up the first letter and hold it in place with tape. Mark the registration with pencil. Paint the first letter, then remove stencil. Let dry. Use the registration mark and guide line to place the second stencil. Repeat the process for each letter. Once the paint is dry, erase any guide marks.
January 26, 2012
Yesterday there was an interesting post on Martha Stewart’s blog. I love this blog. There are always so many helpful and creative craft tips and tricks to learn. Martha had CNBC’s Mad Money host, Jim Crammer, on and taught him how to personalize a mug. The supplies used to decorate these mugs included, Martha’s peel off stencils, and Martha Stewart craft paints. Usually personalization of certain items can be a little costly. Well this is a very affordable way to personalize something. This is a great craft to create perhaps sometime over the weekend. Make sure you watch the video, it’s really funny .
Click the link to watch this video. Martha Teaches Jim Crammer How To Craft
November 12, 2011
Our craft friend Ana from, When Creativity Knocks, recently made this video showing you how to make dazzling wine glasses. She used Plaid’s new Martha Stewart paints and stencils. These glasses are great! Perfect to make for an upcoming holiday party. Click here to see the video, and follow along re-creating this adorable project.
September 23, 2011
During the fourth and final week of our Month of Martha Giveaway, the prize up for grabs were two Martha Stewart prize packs filled with the following:
One of the brand new Martha Stewart Stencil Designs
One Martha Stewart Roller and Tray
A 3 color assortment of paint from the new Martha Stewart paint line
This week’s winners are…
Renee Wilky & Kristy
This will conclude our Month of Martha giveaway. Thanks to all those that participated in these giveaways over the last month. We appreciate all your support and enthusiasm about this wonderful new line. Don’t worry we have more giveaways that we will announce in the near future. So make sure to check back here on Paint Me Plaid, so that you won’t miss your next chance to win a great prize.