January 24, 2012
I often times wonder who likes Valentine’s Day more? Kids or adults? I am leaning more toward kids, because they have less pressure on this day of love than us adults. They look forward to more simple gifts such as candy, and cards. They are excited by these little things. But what if a child was really into this day of love, and wanted to decorate their room? I stumbled across this bedroom, and immediately thought that this is the perfect example of what a little girl’s room would look like if she was given the chance to decorate it on her own. This bedroom is so precious. If I was once again a little girl, I would love the chance to have my bedroom look like this. Use this image as inspiration to get some decoration ideas for Valentine’s Day. As you can see, there is very little red used throughout. The main colors are pink and purple. Red is known and used as the traditional main color for Valentine’s Day, however many prefer to use more pinks and purple hues. What is your favorite color to wear or decorate in for this day of love?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 518 Peony, # 413 Pink, # 480 Titanium White, and # 633 Baby Pink.
January 17, 2012
Valentine’s Day is about a month away, and there are several ways to decorate to celebrate this day of love. I thought it might be interesting to take a look at a Valentine’s Day inspired bedroom. The image above was found on a site called, Home Design Trends. This room is very soft, and not too overpowering. Normally when one thinks of a pink room, it can at first seem overwhelming. This is a pleasant surprise. If pink is your favorite color then this may be your dream room. I am not sure this room would’ve looked as good with red tones in place of the pinks. It just goes to show that although red is the main color for Valentine’s Day, explore some other hues. Would you ever consider decorating your bedroom for Valentine’s Day?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #2485 Seashell Pink, # 940 Coffee Bean, #438 Ballet Pink, and #412 Magenta.
January 13, 2012
Thanks to everyone that entered our FolkArt giveaway. I hope this week you learned more about Plaid’s FolkArt brand. The prize up for grabs is, an assortment of 6 FolkArt Enamel paint colors, and a Spouncer Value Pack.
(Winner has been notified by email)
We will be having another giveaway shortly. Make sure you subscribe to Paint Me Plaid so that you can be the first to know. Have a great weekend!
January 9, 2012
It’s giveaway time again folks and this week we are giving away some product from Plaid’s FolkArt brand. 1 lucky Paint Me Plaid reader will win an assortment of 6 FolkArt Enamel paint colors, and a Spouncer Value Pack. FolkArt ® Enamels are truly an artist’s dream come true! These revolutionary paints are highly pigmented and go on rich and creamy in just one step—no prep needed! Great for glass, enamel, tin and other surfaces. These products would go perfect for an upcoming Valentine’s craft project. Use them to paint wine glasses, flower vases, or glass plates. We will announce the winner on Paint Me Plaid on Friday (Jan.13), in the afternoon.
An assortment of FolkArt Enamel Paint
Spouncer Value Pack
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 January 13th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.
January 5, 2012
Drinking glasses of any size are a great surface to craft on. The best type of paint to use when painting on glass is, FolkArt enamel paint. Here is a great example of painting on drinking glasses. These Kiss-me-Quick Valentine’s Day Wine Glasses were designed by, Holli Long. They are just too cute, and make a perfect Valentine’s Day craft to make. This is a creative and fancy way to serve a glass of wine (or sparkling cider) for Valentine’s! See below are full supply list, and instructions. Enjoy!
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Wicker White, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Baby Pink, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Magenta, 2 oz.
3/4″ flat brush
Selection of self-adhesive gems
Two wine glasses
- Clean and dry all glass surfaces before painting.
- Mask off bottom section of the glasses as shown.
- Paint the bottom section Wicker White. Remove tape.
- With the liner brush, paint Baby Pink swirls all over white section of the glasses.
- Transfer kiss pattern randomly as shown.
- Paint kisses Magenta. Let dry and then bake glasses as instructed on paint labels
- When glasses have baked and cooled down, apply the gems.
- Hand wash only.
January 4, 2012
Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is coming soon. It will be here before you know it. I know you are probably just beginning to take down your Christmas decorations, and recuperate from the holidays. Valentine’s Day is most likely not on your mind yet, but we wanted to get you in the mood and share some adorable projects you can create. Hopefully with this advance notice, you can get started early this year on your Valentine’s Day crafts. If you are looking for a less traditional Valentine’s craft to make, try this Valentine’s Plate Trio. These personalized plates make a great statement piece on Valentine’s Day! This project was created by, Jane Chandler. You will not need many supplies to create this. The main product used is Mod Podge Matte. Click here to learn how to make this chic Valentine’s Day project.
February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Plaid! Here at Plaid you know what we love – paint! We couldn’t leave you hanging without a Valentine’s project for the big day. I know that many of you love glass painting, so I’m including a glass painted project that expresses your true feelings – it can be for a husband, family member, friend or even a pet! Nothing say I love you like dog biscuits served on a plate, don’t you think? Whomever you are spending the day with, I wish you all the love and happiness in the world. Here’s how to make your own “I Love You” plate.
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February 11, 2011
The more I talk to people about their Valentine’s Day plans, the more I realize that many are doing projects for friends and family, not just significant others. I love it. This Apple Barrel painted frame by Plaid designer Debbie Saenz is a perfect example of something that would work as a Valentine’s Day gift for a variety of people. But that isn’t even the coolest thing about this project – what is fun is that 1) she used a heart doily and 2) she used bubble packing material to make those polka dots! You have to read the tutorial to find out how to make this fun frame yourself.
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February 10, 2011
You still have time to do Valentine’s projects – especially those to give as a gift. Plaid designer Debbie Saenz created this “wow” photo cube to express your love . . . with glitter! Photo cubes never go out of style, and actually make a great gift for an anniversary as well as Valentine’s Day. If you think about it, you don’t even have to put photos in it. You could also fill it with candy and a sweet message. Here’s how to make one of your own.
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February 9, 2011
It’s not always easy to come up with cute Valentine’s decor – everything seems to have hearts on it or is really cutesy, don’t you think? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but sometimes you want something a little more sophisticated. This ornament painted by Karen Embry using FolkArt Enamels definitely fits the bill. Karen floats the colors together in a beautiful way, making a simple word into a bold statement. Visit the full project instructions here.
Speaking of Karen, Plaid would like to congratulate both her and Drew Emborsky (The Crochet Dude) on their New Horizons win! At the end of each year Plaid hosts the New Horizons competition, which is open to CHA designers. A cash prize of $1,500 is awarded to two artists based on achievements and professional goals. Awards were presented at Winter CHA. Congratulations Karen and Drew! We are so proud of you.