Looking for a new way to express yourself? Painting is perfect, and you don’t need to be an artist either. All you need is the right medium and a little inspiration. From acrylics that shift and shimmer in the light to pouring paints that create layers of detail, there’s something for everyone. Let’s explore some products and a few new techniques you have to try:
Paint pouring is so popular right now and FolkArt Pouring Medium truly makes it easy. You don’t have to be an artist to create some of the beautiful poured works of art that you’ve probably seen lately. If you aren’t familiar with pouring medium, it is an additive to use with your acrylic paint when doing pouring projects. Unlike water, the medium will not dilute the color of the paint; it simply makes it more fluid. It also allows multiple colors to flow together without becoming muddy.
To use the medium, it is a simple 1:1 ratio of FolkArt Pouring Medium and your favorite acrylic paint. This is great because it opens up the entire line of FolkArt colors and allows any of them to work as a pouring paint – even metallics and specialties.
We absolutely love paint pouring at our house. Our family has paint poured on pots, coasters, ornaments, vases, pumpkins, and so many other surfaces. It’s a lot of fun for both kids and adults. There are many different techniques to try and with all the color combinations, the possibilities are endless. If you have not tried this craft trend, I highly recommend giving it a shot! As always, you can check out Plaidonline.com for more great ideas and lots of pouring project inspiration.
If you love to use glitter, then FolkArt Glitterific is a game changer! It features multiple size glitter particles suspended in a clear liquid base to create the most dazzling glitter paint you can imagine. Glitterific comes in a beautiful range of colors and can be used on multiple surfaces like wood, metal, glass, canvas, decorative fabric, and plastic. You can use it as a top-coat over painted projects or by itself to give complete glittery coverage. The best part of Glitterific is that it is no mess! Anyone who has used traditional glitter knows that it gets absolutely everywhere! Because the Glitterific particles are suspended in a base, it goes only where you want it to, and once it’s on, it stays on!
In our craft studio, we use it any time that “over the top” glittery effect is needed. From kids’ crafts to home décor to fun works of art, there is no other glitter paint like FolkArt Glitterific. If you are looking for some fun ideas, be sure to check out plaidonline.com for inspiration!
7522 FolkArt Glitterific Paint Set
Next apply several coats of Folk Art Gold Glitterific paint, let dry between coats.
Mod Podge is a must-have in any household. In the craft studio here at Plaid, we use Mod Podge for everything from school projects to handmade gifts to home décor. It comes in a matte or gloss formula and can be used to glue, seal, and finish almost any project. It dries to a smooth, clear finish. It’s also water-based and non-toxic so it’s easy to work with, good for the kids, and a snap to clean up.
Mod Podge has actually been around for over 40 years. It was invented in Atlanta in 1967 by entrepreneur and interior designer, Jan Wetstone, who was looking for an alternative to the time-consuming and labor-intensive process of decoupage. Over the years, it has become a staple in every craft room due the versatility and ease of use that it provides. There are so many creative uses for it!
One of the most popular Mod Podge trends in recent years is to use Mod Podge with paper napkins to transform surfaces like wine bottles, table lamps, candles, decor pieces… you name it. It’s also great for lining drawers with fabric, creating collages, scrapbooking, making coasters, mixed media art pieces, and even furniture. There are so many uses for Mod Podge it would be impossible to go into them all here. Be sure to check out Plaidonline.com, where you find all kinds of project ideas and inspiration.
Help your projects pop with rich, vivid colors and a smooth finish with FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin acrylic paint. And FolkArt Color Shift acrylic paint can enhance any DIY project with an eye-catching shimmer. From a simple cup to an accent for your garden, you can make your favorite items shine.
Whether you want to paint to unwind, to bring your friends and family together or to inspire your own young artists-in-the-making, there’s never been a better time to start creating.