Showing posts with label Plaid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Plaid. Show all posts

Monday, April 8, 2013

Etceteras: inspired by turquoise {crackle paint}

I’ve been experimenting with different crackle paint methods. Awhile back, I tried out the Elmer’s Glue process on this little bird. The crackles were quite large and I wanted to make something with fine crackles.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Show & Tell: french herb pots and cha wrap up

Today I want to share with you the craft that I made at the Craft and Hobby Association {CHA} show last week. I was invited by the wonderful people at Plaid to be a guest in their booth and give a demonstration. I was incredibly flattered to be asked and it was exciting and nerve-wracking.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Etceteras: mod podge {podgeables and more}

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This Mod Podge week has been so fun. On Monday, I made some fun beach glass with Mod Podge and on Wednesday, I reviewed Amy’s new book Mod Podge Rocks and kicked off a giveaway.

Today caps off a podgey week by introducing some great new Mod Podge products by Plaid. Some of the new products include, Mod Podge Wash-Out for Kids, Mod Podge Antique Matte and Mod Podge Super Gloss.

Mod Podge collage.jpgWhat I was most excited about are the new Podgeable Shapes and Podgeable Papers. The shapes are clear, basic and designer shapes that can be Mod Podged on the front and/or back. The paper images are the perfect size to fit the podgeable shapes and can be used for all types of projects. The pretty themes include; classic, travel, nature and romance.

I started with some of the small podgeable shapes. For these pendants, I used some paper that I already had in my stash. Here’s how to make these pendants.
  • Lay your podgeable shape on top of your paper.
  • Trace around the podgeable shape.
  • Cut out your paper.
  • Mod Podge the right side of the paper and adhere to the back of the podgeable shape.
  • To add interest and dimension, add Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to the top of your shape. I used Dimensional Magic Glitter Gold and Glitter Silver.

This is how your pendant will look right after you add the Dimensional Magic. The Dimensional Magic will become clearer as it dries.

Dimensional Magic is designed to stay on your object. I’ve never worked with this product before and was thrilled at how the product stayed on the Podgeable Shape.

Another fun new Mod Podge product are the Rub-On Transfers. The Rub-On Transfers come in sheets with seasonal and everyday words and phrases. Simply run-on the words you choose and Mod Podge over them.

I used the Dimensional Magic on these clothes pins – I’m seriously loving this product.

For this label, I used another Podgeable Shape without a pre-drilled hole and the Rub-On Transfers.

A piece of vintage ribbon and my new Podgeable label dress up my bead jar.

Besides the products used for these projects, there are many other new Mod Podge products available at Michaels. Or, for more information visit Plaid Crafts.

I hope you enjoyed the Mod Podge week here on homework. As always, thanks for visiting!


I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Celebrations: valentine fabric tags

I finally had a chance to make good use of some fun Valentine rubber stamps that I have.

I used the stamps on fabric to make some tags or labels for Valentine gifts. Rather than use an ink pad, I used craft paint. For the heart stamp, I used Plaid Folkart in Deep Tomato Red. To apply the paint to the rubber stamp, I used a Martha Stewart foam pouncer and dabbed the paint directly on to the rubber stamp. When using this method, do a few tests on scrap fabric until you’re sure of the right amount of paint to apply.

This pretty red box gets a custom label with a rubber stamped piece of muslin, corrugated cardboard and twine. Now I just need to fill it with homemade fudge, toffee bark or some other yummy treat.

An old mason jar is ready to be filled with “confectionary candy”. This label was created using Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Pink Dahlia.

A bright red composition book is turned into a fun journal or idea book. These would make great teacher or classmate Valentine gifts. 

This plain vase is now Valentine ready. Wouldn’t short red roses look pretty in this vase? Maybe I’ll get some for Valentine’s Day.

I love how these turned out and to me, using craft paints is easier than an ink pad.

Thank you for visiting.


Plaid Enterprises supplied some of the products used in this project but I was not compensated in any other way. The opinions expressed in this post are mine.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Giveaway: plaid holiday cheer

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays and Plaid Crafts is kicking off the holiday season with some good cheer. Plaid has put together a sweet prize package of some items just in time to craft your way through the holidays.

The holiday package includes:

(4)  FolkArt holiday color paints
(4)  FolkArt Extreme Glitter holiday color paints
(1) Sparkle Mod Podge
And a value pack of 25 brushes

Here are some fun project ideas from the Plaid website.
Mod Podge gift boxes.

Glitter paint ornaments.

Gift bags and wrap.

Here’s an example of some fun gift tags that I made with Plaid glitter paints.


Here’s all you have to do to enter for a chance to win this fun and festive Plaid gift prize.
  • Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (on the right sidebar)
  • Leave me a comment and tell me how you would use the Plaid craft supplies.
  • For extra entries, Tweet or Facebook about this contest and leave me a comment letting me know.
 Contest Rules:
  • This contest will run from Saturday, November 19, 2011 (1:00 a.m. PST) until Wednesday, November 23, 2011 (6:00 p.m. PST)
  • Anonymous or “no reply” comments will not be eligible unless you include your email address
  • I will draw a winner from the comments using a random number generator and announce the winner on Friday, November 25, 2011. 
Good luck!

And here’s more good news - Plaid is having a Crafty Christmas Contest.


Here’s the scoop from Plaid:

We're celebrating the holiday season with a craft contest! We'd like to see your best Christmas or winter holiday projects. Send us a photo of your favorite Christmas creation which uses at least one Plaid product. Beginning November 18 and for the next 5 Festive Fridays--Plaid staff will select their favorite project of the week and award a $50-value basket of Plaid products.  After week 5, we'll select a grand prize winner from the previous weekly winners. The winner will be awarded $100 and even more products from Plaid!

Prizes include:
Grand Prize: $100 cash and a Plaid gift basket of merchandise worth $50 retail value
Runners-Up: 5 recipients will receive a Plaid gift basket of merchandise worth $50 retail value. 

This giveaway is sponsored by Plaid Enterprises, Inc. and I received no compensation for hosting this giveaway.