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I recently got a chance to try out some new FolkArt paints and stencils. I hope you enjoy getting to see some of these new products as they hit the shelves – I know I enjoy the challenge of getting a box of craft supplies in the mail and figuring out what I will create with them! This time I got to try out a new line of stencils by Plaid Crafts called FolkArt Stencil1® and these new stencils along with new paint and more should be available in store at Michael’s. They have all kinds of new designs – patterns such as chevron, quatrefoil and more, and all kinds of other prints and images. I got a travel themed set of stencils and was amazed at the intricate detail – especially in the map.
The paint that I got is FolkArt® Multi-Surface Paints – a line of 20 new specialty finishes including pearls, metallics, neons and glitters. The paint works on many surfaces, is dishwasher-safe, and is a water-based non-toxic formula. So you could paint on coffee mugs, plates, or glass with this paint and it would be permanent and even dishwasher safe! I really enjoyed using this paint – it covered well, the gray I used was metallic, and cleaned up easily. And the FolkArt® Stencil Adhesive was different than what I have used before. I usually use a spray on adhesive but this was in a applicator bottle. It made the stencil repositionable several times and cleaned up with soap and water. These stencils were perforated so I was able to separate each one since 4 smaller ones came on one larger sheet to make them easier to work with.
Since I have been doing a bit of traveling recently, I decided to use the stencils to embellish a fun tote bag. I found a round lid that was a little larger than the map and drew out a circle on the back of my tote bag. I filled in that circle with the blue FolkArt paint and let it dry.
I used the airplane stencil a little lower on the bag and used some of the gray metallic FolkArt paint to stencil that design on.
The stenciling went super fast and was really easy.
I stenciled the Wish You Were Here stencil in red up above the airplane and when the blue paint was dry, I stenciled the map stencil on top of the blue circle creating a layered effect. I think that is my favorite one of them all! Here’s the finished bag. Just a fun update to a plain tote bag that will be perfect to use as traveling or that I could even give as a gift to someone traveling or moving away.
I really should do more stenciling. It is fast and easy and there are so many more designs out there than there used to be years ago. It is such a fun way to add fun designs and customize pillows, curtains, lampshades, ceramics, glass and so much more. Have you stenciled anything recently? If you were to stencil something what would it be and what design would you use?
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