I’m excited because I got to preview the new Martha Stewart craft paint line from Plaid. It’s a full line of craft paint in amazing colors (160 of them – all Martha-perfect shades with names like “Greek Tile” and “Peppermint Bark”) that are formulated to work on all crafting surfaces, including wood, glass, and fabric. The paints come in five different finishes: high gloss, pearl, satin, glitter, and metallic. There’s a cool demo of the finishes in the paint aisle at Michael’s stores:
In addition to paint, there are tons of cool stencils (in three sizes), and some cool specialty tools like these brushes:
The comb-looking brush has removable bristles so you can customize the striping (or do neat plaid effects). The pronged brushes are for making striped finishes like gingham or basket-weaving.
I tested out this brush with a decorative gingham paint effect.
I love that this paint line was formulated to be versatile. You can use it on all sorts of different surfaces, and Martha has also provided many different mediums you can mix with your paints to achieve different effects. Here are just a few options: frost etching, crackle medium, fabric (makes the paint softer when you apply it to paint), and tintable glaze (you can mix with any paint color).
You can buy the 160 colors individually, or you can buy 10 packs with colors pre-selected for you.
The line also includes three different sizes of stencils: large stencils (for walls, art, fabric, etc.), medium stencils, and small self-cling stencils (good for glass and other applications).
You can find all these cool supplies exclusively at Michael’s in the art supply/paint section in the USA and Canada. Would you like to try it? Here’s a coupon just for you! (Click to go to the Michael’s page and print it):
I’ll bring you some cool project ideas later this week!