You all know Martha, right?!
Well, not personally, but haven’t we all grown up with Martha? She’s the crafty, cooking, decorating, gardening goddess and she has partnered with Plaid in a new line of Martha Stewart paint and craft products.
I’m thrilled to be one of the bloggers chosen to introduce you to this new line of Martha Stewart paint products brought to you exclusively by Plaid Products!
When this big box of craft supplies arrived at my house and I tore open the box, this is what I found!
A treasure trove of crafting goodies! I should have stacked it up all nice and neat, but figured why bother? I’d be tearing the packages open soon to try them out.
Three boxes of paints: Glitter, Satin and Pearl. My niece, Lauren, happened to be visiting us when I got it in and she was loving all of these great crafting paints and brushes. She has been a crafty girl for many years too! That girl loves stickers (to this day!) more than anyone else I know. 🙂
We were asked to choose 3 different stencils, so this is one I chose. I love botanicals and this one just grabbed me.
And this large one was really cool, with all the geometric designs. I love that lattice design! You have to see what my friend, Jen did with this stencil on a pillow. It is gorgeous! That girl does some fun things. And Shelley did an awesome DIY cakestand project using these stencils too. Gorgeous!
We went to the thriftstore to find some goodies to paint. Lauren wanted to take some potted plants back home with her, so we looked for small pots that could be transformed and filled with a plant and we found 4 good candidates. I picked up this pretty white plate too to craft with.
One of the coolest thing in the package and by far our FAVE thing offered was this: A crafting medium, bottle and aerosol paint sprayer that can turn any 2 oz. bottle of craft paint into spray paint!
Have you ever?? I had no idea this existed, but now you know it too!
Just mix 2 oz. of the crafting Satin medium with 2 oz. of paint (or less if you aren’t doing that much) and you have yourself some spray paint. Any craft paint color will do, as long as it is the Satin finish. We thought that was about the best invention we had ever heard of!
So, we took this little non-descript glossy pot from the thriftstore, took it outside and set it up for it’s paint debut.
And Lauren started spraying and spraying….
Til we ended up with this turquoise beauty. Hello new color! And how easy was that? This was our first attempt, so there were a few runs, but really it turned out nice for what she wanted.
Next, we took these botanical stencils and played around with them. My fave thing about this set of stencils is that they are sticky on the back. They will stick tight to any surface and that is a huge plus when you are stenciling.
Lauren decided to try one on her pretty white creamer that was going to be a new planter. She put one of the sticky stencils on there and began pouncing with the foam pouncer that was included in our package.
Working diligently on her stencil.
I tried one of the words on the plate, but since those stencils are not sticky, the paint really bled badly under the stencil. But, when I tried out one of the sticky botanicals, again it was easy to use and the paint didn’t leak. Love these! Simple and pretty.
So, back outside we went to spray that one too. Those little spray bottles worked great! Love the fact that you can have an instant spray bottle by using these products. Won’t that change things for you in the crafting department?
I filled her other little planters up too with another plant that I have. This one on the left multiplies so I had enough to share with her. Now she will have some cute little plants to enjoy in their space.
These stencils are not sticky either, so that makes it a little tricky in getting them stuck down just so, not allowing paint to seep under. We did tape down the edges and I held the stencil down with a finger, while Lauren pounced on the paint.
We got the pink paint on and moved over to do a yellow circle.
And here is what it looked like when finished. We got this design idea from the stencil package. It’s really cute and would be great in a little girl’s room, using bright colors. I can see doing this on drapery panels too, what fun that would be.
Our crafting day was a lot of fun! Martha Stewart’s new line of craft paint by Plaid Crafts is very impressive. Top quality, great colors and plenty of specialized paint brushes, this line is a crafter’s delight.
I hope that you will try out these new Martha Stewart products too. You will have fun with them all, I can promise you that!
Here are all the details you will need and want to know about these products:
- The product is exclusively available at Michaels stores in the US and Canada starting the last week of August (this schedule might be different at certain stores and the bigger stores should already have the products).
- The paint is formulated to work on all crafting surfaces including wood, metal, glass, ceramic, terra-cotta and fabric. It is indoor/outdoor safe, dishwasher-safe on glass.
- There are 160 paint colors in five finishes (Satin, High Gloss, Glitter, Pearl, Metallic). All come in 2 oz. bottles and are non-toxic (so safe to use with children).
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