Check out a new video from the crafty duo Cathie and Steve. In this quick tutorial you will learn how to use some of the new Mod Podge products to create a collage pendant. Collage pendants can be used to create necklaces, charms, embellishments, and more. Cathie and Steve will take you step by step on how to create your own pendant. You can watch this video below, or click here to view. To see even more craft videos from Cathie and Steve click here. Enjoy!
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may be a bit more sentimental than usual. That’s totally ok, and in fact those warm and fuzzy feelings can translate nicely into a romantic craft project. Check out this romantic collage photo block designed by Cathie and Steve. This Valentine season create a romantic mixed media photo block with Mod Podge photo transfer and embellishments. If you are new to the photo transfer technique, this project will serve as a great introduction to it. This is a project any level crafter can create. Make this photo block to give as a gift or keep around your home. It’s sure to make your heart skip a beat whenever you see it. All the supplies for this project can be found below, and click here to see the instructions. To see more from Cathie and Steve click here.
- Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- FolkArt ® Painting Stencils – Laser – Words/Phrases – Love
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Engine Red, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Metallics – Sequin Black, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Metallics – Antique Copper, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Metallics – Inca Gold, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Medium, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Antique Matte, 8 oz.
Wood cube block
Photocopy of a photo
Ribbons and trims
Are you still shopping around for holiday gifts to give? Well Cathie and Steve have got you covered. Photo CD’s make fun holiday gifts and a little Mod Podge makes them snazzy. Cathie and Steve designed this unique holiday project. Don’t feel obligated to only making a CD case, use this project as inspiration to make a case for other items. This project is simple to make and will only require a few supplies including Mod Podge Acrylic Shapes and Mod Podge. See below to find all the supplies you will need to make your case. For detailed instructions on how you can make this for yourself click here.
Light up the night, a party, or any occasion with elegant luminaries. In this video hosted by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, you will learn how to make luminaries for your home. A little Mod Podge magic, transforms ordinary accessories into one-of-a-kind décor! Click here to see instructions for this project. Watch the video by clicking the image below, or it can be viewed here.
One of the newest products we recently released are the new podgeable shapes. In this video hosted by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, they will introduce you to podgeable shapes. Designed by Cathie and Steve these podgeable shapes can be used to create several jewelry projects including pendants, statement necklaces, charm bracelets, and rings. With these new podgeable shapes you can ink, drill, paint, and Mod Podge them. These shapes are available at your local
Michaels and Plaid Online. Watch this video below or click here to view it.
If you are running out of closet space a great way to solve this problem is with a hook rack. Unfortunately many of these racks are not stylish. No worries, Cathie and Steve have created this awesome project. Now you can add style and flair to a boring hook rack with the help of Mod Podge.
- Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
Wood accessory hook rack
Decorator weight fabric
1. Remove all hooks and screws from the hook rack.
2. Position the wood portion of the hook rack onto a piece of fabric. Draw a box onto the fabric that is 4-inches larger (around all sides) than the wood plaque. (This allows for the fabric to wrap around the plaque)
3. Coat the top and sides of the wood plaque with a thick layer of Fabric Mod Podge. Place the fabric wrong side up. Place the wood plaque in the center of the cut fabric. Flip over and smooth the fabric with your fingers. Allow to dry for 1 hour.
4. Turn the plaque so the backside is facing up. Fold the excess fabric back in each corner and secure to the back with a drop of hot glue. Fold back the fabric along the edges and secure with hot glue.
5. Reattach the hooks across the center on the front of the wood plaque.
In addition to several new Mod Podge formulas and accessories, we have also released some new Mod Podge tools. In this quick video hosted by Cathie and Steve, watch to learn all about these new tools. Here you will get to learn about the new craft mat, hot glue gun fingertips, 7 piece tool kit, and more. These new Mod Podge tools were developed by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, and are all you need for project perfection. Using the right tools makes Mod Podge projects easier, more professional and fun to create. Watch this video by clicking on the image below, or view it here.
Did you know that Mod Podge has specialty formulas? Well if not, sit back and get ready to be amazed. In this video hosted by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, you will learn about all the different specialty formulas of Mod Podge. You will be presently surprised to learn exactly how many specialty formulas we have, and what you can do with them. Some of the formulas covered include, Fabric, Super Gloss, Photo Transfer, and more. See all the new Mod Podge formulas here, http://www.plaidonline.com/mod-podge/brand/home.htm. Watch this video by clicking the image below, or view it here.
Tonight’s the night! The highly anticipated new reality competition show, Craft Wars premieres. Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza gave Plaid the inside scoop on this hot new show.
Craft Wars Q & A
1. Tell everyone, a little about Craft Wars & what is your role in the new TLC show?
Craft Wars is a new crafting show on TLC where crafters compete against each other in an ultimate craft showdown. Each episode a crafter will win $10,000.00. We were consulting producers on the show so we helped develop the challenges, helped stock the Michaels craft closet, watched the competition from start to finish in the control room and offered up our creative and crafty opinions. It is wild fun show and we know crafters are going to love it!
2. What can viewers expect to see on this show?
The viewer will see projects that are amazingly creative, head to head crafting, high volume competition, new techniques and styles, meltdowns and celebrations.
3. When does it air?
Begins June 26th at 10/9c PM and will air on Tuesday nights.
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Oh happy day, tomorrow is the premiere of the new TLC show Craft Wars. If you love reality competition shows, then you are sure to love Craft Wars. This show is a creator’s dream, and viewers will be amazed by what these contestant can create in such a short amount of time. June 26 marks the debut of a new TLC show, Craft Wars, produced by Plaid spokespeople, Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, Emmy nominated hosts of Creative Juice!
Hosted and executive produced by author and crafter, Tori Spelling and sponsored by Michaels, the show pits crafters against each other, challenging them to use an assortment of supplies to make unique, out-of-the-box creations while vying for a $10,000 prize. Contestants will be able to use surprise materials and just about any crafting supply imaginable of from the “Michaels Craft Closet,” supplied by Michaels.
In the premiere episode, “Summer School” – airing June 26 at 10/9c, the contestants must create a fashion-forward duffle bag out of sports equipment for the Pop Craft challenge. Then, the final two must wow the judges in their crafting challenge of a lifetime, The Master Craft, where they must create a playhouse out of school supplies. The judges for Craft Wars include Erica Domesek (author of the DIY book, PS I Made This), Stephen Brown (author and founder of the multi-million dollar gift wear company Glitterville Studios) and Jo Pearson (author and creative expert for Michaels).
To learn more about Craft Wars click here. See a sneak peak of the show below.