Monday, June 11, 2012

Roy G BIV With Plaid! (2 Rainbow Tutorials!)

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

Are you ready for some Rainbow fun???! 
I got a craft haul from Plaid! Lots of fun stuff!  Did you know that Plaid is now sold at Walmart?  Yep- Walmart has expanded their craft section and they now sell Plaid Products
Here is what I got from Plaid!  {All this stuff is available at Walmart!}
While you are at Walmart... shop around to find some fun and interesting stuff to craft with!  I went with the mason jars and the saw blade! 
Rainbow Crayon Holders

Here is what you will need:
Mason Jars
Plaid Paint
Mod Podge
Plaid paint brushes
1. Pour your paint directly into your mason jar.  Use your brush to paint all around the sides and the bottom of your jar.  Give it a good thick coat of paint.
If you don't have a color you can always mix paint to get the color that you need... that is what I did to get orange, purple and gray!   I did all my mixing right in the jar!

2. Let your paint dry overnight.  Use Mod Podge to seal the paint.  Brush the Mod Podge on top of the paint on the inside of  the jar.  Let dry.

Now put all your crayons in them to have a beautifully organized drawing easel for your kids! 

Rainbow Saw Blade:
I was looking for something unusual to paint on, so I wandered into the hardware section.  The saw blades caught my eye so I grabbed one and took it home to paint... the shape is so cool.  I think I may make it into a clock! 

Here is what you will need:
 Saw blade
Plaid Craft Paint
Paint brushes

1. Use a paper plate to put all of your paint on.  I put all my on at once since I was going to blend the colors.  Prime your blade.  I also marked off my blade into 6 sections so that the colors would look even.  {I used a spray paint primer, but you could brush yours on too.  Use what you have.}
2. Blend your paints.  I Start by painting with the 2 colors (using 2 brushes, one for each color) and I use a THICK amount of paint and then I work back and forth to blend the colors.  
 Here is the orange to yellow:
3. Continue to blend your paint all the way around.  Let your paint dry.  Use a small brush to add the doodle detail.  I just free handed mine, but you can use a stencil to map it out too!
I think I need to make 2 more to make a cluster of 3 for my wall!

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6 comments : said...

Love how you organized the crayons! Too cute! :)

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gail@My Repurposed Life said...

How wonderful to keep the crayons organized by color. :) I keep my gallons of paint in the same roy g biv array.
LOVE the saw blade!

reFresh reStyle said...

I love all the colorful organization! And that saw blade is awesome!

Unknown said...

Woah, cool surface! Handle with care, right? Hahaha! Love rainbow right now, so these are great!

Heather - said...

The rainbow jars are too cute, and you were so creative to pick out the saw blade! Great job organizing.

Carissa B said...

I have that same easel. Yours looks so pretty and organized with those jars! Love it

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