June 12, 2012
Many of you probably know Plaid for their paints, but did you know we made surfaces as well? We like to think of ourselves as your one stop shop when it comes to crafting supplies. We make paints, tools, and surfaces. One of the particular types of surfaces we make are wood surfaces. Super projects start with super surfaces and Plaid has plenty for all crafty endeavors! High quality, smooth finish wooden favorites include frames, birdhouses, alphabets, plaques, boxes, trays, words and phrases. Many of our wood surfaces can now be found at Walmart, inside their new updated craft department. You will have a hard time choosing from all the wood surfaces now available. Below are just a few examples of what you can now find at Walmart. Click here to see the entire line of wood surfaces we offer.
Hinged 3/PC Box Set with Tray
Key Holder Plaque
September 2, 2011
Decorating on a budget is always something more and more of us are striving to do. You may often times see wonderful items you would love to decorate your home with, however one look at their retail price will lead you heading towards the nearest exit. Well check out this incredibly creative craft that was created by Joy’s Life. This craft was inspired from a more expensive version she found in a magazine. Majority of the items were found at Walmart, and the wood blocks and Apple Barrel paint are from Plaid. Such a great replica, at an amazing deal. Click here to see how Joy created this project.
May 5, 2011
Many crafters and painters are curious about sandpapers, sanding tools and why we sand a surface to begin with. I thought I would share a little of my Sanding 101 knowledge with you.
So, just what is sandpaper? Sandpaper as we know it today is made of these components: paper or fabric backing, grit, and the adhesive to hold the two together. When rubbed against a surface, sandpaper will smooth rough areas. Sandpaper can be purchased as flat paper, in rolls or belts. It can also be purchased in the form of a sanding block, disc or sponge. I found an article on eHow.com which states that sandpaper can be traced back to 13th century China where it was made of crushed shells, seeds and sand. It wasn’t until 1834 that a patent was processed for the first mass-production assembly, when finely crushed glass particles were used and the product was known as glasspaper! However in 1916, the 3M Company began developing different abrasives for different types of surfaces as well as improvements in backing.
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