Every crafty girl needs a crafty girl gang.
Plaid Crafts sent me 4 boxes with 4 full sets of supplies (!!) from their FolkArt line to decorate a pallet coaster.
Each kit included:
- 1 pallet coaster
- 2 stencils (1 geometric pattern, 1 alphabet)
- 1 set of paint brushes
- 2 Brushed Metal Paints (Brushed Antique Gold and Brushed Rose Gold)
- 2 Pickling Wash Paints (Sea Glass and Gypsy Rose)
- 1 stencil brush
- 1 roll stencil tape
The kit was accompanied by instructions on different ways to use the products, including using stencils and creating ombre effects with the Pickling Wash.
I’d never used a Pickling Wash before, and I must say I really liked it! Its designed with porous materials in mind, making it perfect for our wood coasters. You paint your surface, then after about 30 seconds you wipe off the excess paint to give it a light wash of color. Some of the girls experimented with repeating the process and keeping the paint on longer times to achieve a darker color.
Our favorite effect to create was the ombre. It takes a little bit of practice, but when perfected, that transition from Sea Glass to Gypsy Rose is just gorgeous!
I was super happy that they sent us two stencils to try out. I loved the letters and the geometric pattern allowed me to add a little something extra without having to freehand any designs.
My favorite product (aside from the brushes…I was so impressed by the quality!) was the brushed metallic paints. I had a hard time choosing between the gold and rose gold so, inspired by the girls making ombre coasters, I made a subtle ombre that went from Antique Gold to Rose Gold with the stencil.
We stuck to using the materials supplied with the kit 99% of the time, only breaking from that when one of us used a fine tipped pen to make an illustration on one of the coasters. (How cute is that chubby dinosaur?!)
We had so much fun with our Plaid Craft Party!
What would you make with a party kit of your own?
If you’re looking for a crafty girl gang and would like to join us, we’ll be hosting crafternoons in the future! Follow us at The Imposter Collective to be the first to hear about it!