Spring has turned into summer in Washington, and we are getting ready to spend all of our summer in the backyard! What could be better than a painted bird house to welcome the sunshine? My three and a half year old daughter and I used an assortment of Mod Podge products to decorate and weather-proof our bird house: Sparkle Mod Podge, Outdoor Mod Podge, Mod Podge Foam Brush Set, and Podgeable Shapes.
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I love Mod Podge. I have used this product for many years. I have home decor projects that I made with it years ago, and I still display them at my home. I have never used a book as a guide before so when I received the book “Modern Mod Podge” by Kimberly Mueller (published by Annie’s Crafts), I couldn’t wait to see what new ideas I could play with from it. As soon as I took a look at the cover, I knew what two projects I wanted to try right away! Continue Reading →
I recently received a package of paper stencils called Family Message Center from Plaid FolkArt. They are part of FolkArt’s Handmade Charlotte line designed by Rachel Faust of the website Handmade Charlotte. Handmade Charlotte was recently named one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms, and has been featured in major publications.
The stencils come very nicely packaged with nice graphics that very clearly demonstrate exactly what you will find inside the package. Continue Reading →
[Editor's Note: This is part two of Maria's overview of the CHA Winter 2013 Innovations Showcase. In case you missed it, you can read part one from yesterday to get the whole story.)
One highlight of the CHA Winter 2013 Innovations Showcase event was the opportunity to speak to Rachel Faucett. Rachel is the author & designer from the popular blog, Handmade Charlotte. For those who may be unfamiliar with the Handmade Charlotte blog, Rachel blogs about a variety of subject matters that would appeal to families. She is a mother of five kids, a blogger, and a designer for Anthropologie, as well as working on her farm. I have loved reading her blog and have found her advice and suggestions very helpful.
We discussed her new Handmade Charlotte line of stencils from Plaid that are great for all types of projects. They can be used on fabric, wood, and more. She currently has a short video on YouTube for Plaid that shows how to make an easy copper necklace.
The paint used to create the faux stained glass effect was in bad shape. Here is close up of some of the damage from exposure to the sun and other elements. Continue Reading →
Keep reading for a wonderful giveaway…
The Craft Critique team is in New York City to cover Martha Stewart’s newest season on the Hallmark Channel. This week is Craft Week, and we were invited to blog the show live during taping today at 10:00 am EST. Don’t forget to join us for our Tweetchat today during the show… prizes will be given, and our sponsors will be participating, available to answer your crafty questions about all things Martha and more!
We will be hosting a tweetchat today, Tuesday, October 4th starting at 10:00 am EST.
To participate in the Tweetchat just go to tweetchat.com and enter hashtag #mscraftwk
Join me in thanking our next Martha Craft Week sponsor, Plaid. Plaid has been a staple in the industry for years, producing high-quality craft products in multiple genre. Their latest release of Martha Stewart Craft Paints is one of the most exciting paint products to come out in a long time. We love the color palate, and that the paints can be used on multiple surfaces, indoors or out, and are even dishwasher safe! Of course, the accessories Martha and Plaid designed for this line are also impressive: brushes, daubers and my personal favorite, a spray applicator!
The glitter line is one of my favorites. This paint is perfect to glitz up all your holiday projects.
Can’t paint a straight line? Try the Stencils in the Martha line. Shapes, florals, letters… All Martha-approved and lovely!
How crazy cool is this striping brush? I’d love to try this on my scrapbook pages!
Need to cover a larger surface with an ultra smooth finish? Try the revolutionary spray painting kit. This turns any of the satin finish paints into spray paint:
Plaid is also generously offering Martha Stewart Craft prize packs for 2 of our lucky readers! To enter the giveaway just leave a comment letting us know what you would paint with these wonderful colors. We will select two winners on Monday, October 10th.
- Instruction booklet
- 12 notecards and envelopes
- 96 sheets of assorted artwork
- A proportion wheel
- A glue stick
- A handy organizational box to hold and protect the supplies.
There are wall paper print papers:
More wall paper floral prints:
There are postage stamp images:
There is also a great selection of music sheet papers:
There are also butterfly and dragonfly images:
There are also some great rose papers:
First, I chose the background image. Then I cut out the bird image and the flower image and glued them onto the card.
Bird Collage Card
- This is a great kit for beginners.
- The patterns on the paper are varied and could be applied to a large range of crafting situations.
- Everything you need is included in this kit (except scissors).
- Glue stick did not work well. Everything I glued with it came loose.
- Paper colors seemed to all in the same color family… it would be nice to have fewer beiges and browns. Adding more bright colors would have accented the beautiful papers better.