Monday, September 23, 2013

{DIY with Plaid FolkArt Multi Surface}

It has been too long since I shared a crafty/DIY project so I'm super excited for this one today!
I teamed up with the folks over at Plaid to make a few fun projects using their new FolkArt Multi Surface paints and Handmade Charlotte stencils. I'm so excited about these paints because you can use them on practically any surface...metal, wood, glass, fabric...AND they are dishwasher safe and machine washable! 

Plaid also provided me with their awesome new "Chalk Anything" paint which is clear and can be applied over any of their paint colors to create a chalkboard. So fun! You can purchase all of these new products at Michaels stores. 

I created two project with their paints...the first is a chalkboard for my boys' bedroom door. I started with a wood slice {from Michaels}, and a bold shade of green Multi Surface paint, applying one nice thick coat...
Then I applied two coats of the "Chalk Anything"using the instructions on the bottle...
It dries clear so the paint color stayed the same. After letting it cure for 24 hours, I was able to write on it!
I think it looks so cute on the boys' bedroom door. I can predict it saying "no girls allowed" in the future. :)
I'm very impressed with this chalkboard medium...the surface is easy to write on and to erase. 

My second project included a kraft paper journal, two more colors of Multi-Surface paint, and the Handmade Charlotte Stencils which are SO adorable. 
It was hard to choose which stencils to go with, and even I'm amazed that I didn't end up using the squirrel {no will be used at some point, probably on a mug} I ended up going with a tree and leaf pattern.
I used the same bold green from the chaklboard for the tree, and mixed red and yellow paints to get a fun orange for the leaf.
And because I can't resist a little doodling, I used a brown marker to outline them and add some detail...
I just love how this journal turned out. I might have to do a few more for the shop!
I am super impressed with these products and will definitely be using them for some more craft projects around the house and for gifts. Did I mention the squirrel mug?! That is definitely going to happen.

You can find out more about these great Plaid products at the links below...

And now for the really fun part...a giveaway! Plaid is offering one lucky winner a Folk Multisurface prize pack AND a $100 Michaels gift card! 

Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and good luck!

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Plaid provided me with the products and compensation for this post, but all opinions and general DIY craftiness is 100% my own! 

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Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Okay, I totally want to win this. I actually just did a tree slice chalkboard last week (I'll be blogging about it this week, too). But, I love the idea of using any chalk and making it a chalkboard.

So cute!

Rachel Smith said...

After seeing your wood slice, I'm kicking myself for not using the chalkboard paint. Great idea!

Katie S. said...

I can't wait to see the squirrel mug!

paperseed said...

Wow, I felt lucky to get the stencils I received, but your set is so adorable! Love what you did with them, and how nicely those colors show up on that natural card stock!

tricia said...

Oh, I LOVE that wood slice art! You are so creative, girl. What a great giveaway, too! :)


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