March 20, 2012
It is officially the first day of spring. Yay . This is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year. I love seeing the trees and flowers in bloom, and I love all the hot new spring fashions. One huge trend you will see with spring fashion, is color-blocking. In case you are not familiar with this term or trend, it is very simple. Color-blocking is when a garment or outfit is composed of finite blocks of color. This trend was first seen in 1960s and again in 1980s. This is a fairly simple trend to create, and wear. This is a great trend during this time of year, because of all the vibrant colors one can use. Take the images above. These are all great exmples of how to color-block. Have you tried this trend lately?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: Apple Spice #951, Aqua #2580, Parisian Pink #2233, and Peach Fuzz #2489
March 1, 2012
Have you ever used FolkArt Extreme Glitter Paint? In case you have not here is a little information about this amazing paint. Add an elegant, fine glitter finish to your next painting or home décor project with FolkArt® Extreme Glitter. This brush-on glitter paint lets you add eye-catching glitz and shimmer to terra cotta, wood, paper mache and other porous surfaces without the mess of traditional glitter and glue. Use these 3 simple steps to add FolkArt extreme glitter paint to your next project.
Step 1: Lightly sand project surface (if needed).
Step 2: Base coat with a FolkArt Acrylic Color.
Step 3: Apply 2-3 coats of FolkArt Extreme Glitter. Let dry between coats.
We love to see projects our readers have created. Please feel free to post craft projects to our Facebook fan page to share. Have any projects where you have used, FolkArt Extreme Glitter Paint? We’d love to see them.
February 1, 2012
Mod Podge is so versatile. I mean this is a product that can be used on several different types of craft projects. The options are limitless with just how creative you can be when using Mod Podge. Take these tile coasters for instance. I recently stumbled across this cute DIY project, and immediately fell in love with it. This is a very simple project to recreate, and you can use several different types of paper designs to decorate your tiles with. Coasters are such a necessity in any home. I love this type of re-purposed project, because it allows you easily take some ordinary and turn it into some extrodinary. To learn step by step on how to create this project click, here.
January 23, 2012
It is now the third week in our blog series, All About Plaid. In this series we have been introducing our readers to each brand that falls under the Plaid Enterprise umbrella. This week we would like to bring your attention to our brand, Mod Podge. Since 1967, crafters have entrusted their most treasured decoupage creations to Mod Podge®, the number one, all-in-one glue, sealer and finish! The ultimate in convenience, Mod Podge is loved by crafters young and old for its flexibility, versatility and supreme ease of use. In addition to the original matte and gloss formulas, the Mod Podge family includes an assortment of specialty finishes for visual effects. Later this year we here at Plaid will be celebrating Mod Podge’s 45th Anniversary in a very huge way. Be sure to continuously check back here on Paint Me Plaid to learn more details on this exciting event. To see projects, and view the entire Mod Podge inventory click here. Also to see more projects using Mod Podge, check out the blog, Mod Podge Rocks.
January 16, 2012
Hooray! It’s giveaway time again on Paint Me Plaid. This week we are giving away some product from Plaid’s Apple Barrel brand. 1 lucky Paint Me Plaid reader will win a 16 color Apple Barrel paint set. Take care of all your painting projects with this acrylic paint set that comes with a free brush! Includes an assortment of 16 popular colors, each in 1/6 oz. resealable pots. This set is great for your kids to use. Perhaps use these colors to create some Valentine’s Day crafts. We will announce the winner on Paint Me Plaid on Friday (Jan. 20th), in the afternoon.
Apple Barrel 16 Color Paint Set
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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Become a follower of our on Twitter
Check out our sister blog, Plaid Kid’s Crafts, and let us know a project you find there that you think is cool
The contest will end Friday January 20th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.
October 20, 2011
When it comes to decorating a birthday party, there are so many different themes you can choose from. One of our blogger friends Kristyn from, Lil Luna, recently threw a monster themed birthday party for her son. She made some fantastic decorations, including this monster bean bag throw. When I saw this project, I was so amazed with how creative she was with only a few supplies. Click here to learn how Kristyn made this awesome Monster bean bag throw, and to see more pictures from this adorable birthday party.
August 8, 2011
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Thank you to everyone who entered the FolkArt Extreme Glitter Giveaway. There were tons of entries, and we appreciate you all for participating. We wanted to announce the three lucky winners today. Each winner is receiving a prize pack of our newest FolkArt Extreme Glitter colors. Don’t be disappointed if you did not win, there will be plenty more giveaways coming up soon. So make sure you subscribe to our blog, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, so that you will be the first to know when our next giveaway is.
The winners are: