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General Crafts How-To Articles

How to Prepare a Wood Surface for a Project: Sanding & Basecoating

How to Prepare a Wood Surface for a Project: Sanding & Basecoating

Planning to use a wood surface for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare a wood surface for a project—including...

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How to Prepare a Terra Cotta Clay Flower Pot for Painting Projects

How to Prepare a Terra Cotta Clay Flower Pot for Painting Projects

Planning to use a terra cotta clay pot for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare a clay pot for painting a project...

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Brush Stroke Basics: How to Use a Round Brush

Brush Stroke Basics: How to Use a Round Brush

Want to learn how to use a round brush properly? Watch the in-depth videos and download our Round Brush practice guide to master the basic round...

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Can't-Miss Tips on How to Paint by Number

Can't-Miss Tips on How to Paint by Number

Before you tackle your first Paint by Number kit, make sure you read this article! 

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General Crafts Videos

Learn About FolkArt Home Decor Chalk

Cathie & Steve explain how FolkArt Home Décor Chalk transforms your everyday items into one of a kind treasures!

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Cathie & Steve explain how FolkArt Home Décor Chalk transforms your everyday items into one of a kind treasures!

DIY Faux Concrete & Moss Painted Finishes from FolkArt

Transform your projects with FolkArt Painted Finishes - Concrete and Moss transform this easy DIY!

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Transform your projects with FolkArt Painted Finishes - Concrete and Moss transform this easy DIY!

How to Craft with Burlap

Learn how to craft with burlap, currently one of the hottest crafting and DIY trends.

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Learn how to craft with burlap, currently one of the hottest crafting and DIY trends.

How to Make Cheesecloth Ghosts with Stiffy Fabric Stiffener

In this quick video from Cathie and Steve, learn how to make ghosts using cheesecloth and Stiffy fabric…

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In this quick video from Cathie and Steve, learn how to make ghosts using cheesecloth and Stiffy fabric stiffener from Plaid Enterprises.

Learn about FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk

Learn about FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk, an easy way to give furniture and home decor accessories an old…

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Learn about FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk, an easy way to give furniture and home decor accessories an old-world, vintage feel.

How to Create Your Own Faux Barnwood and Rust Finish

Introducing the EASIEST technique to get an incredible faux Barnwood and Rust finish using FolkArt Painted Finishes!

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Introducing the EASIEST technique to get an incredible faux Barnwood and Rust finish using FolkArt Painted Finishes!
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General Crafts eBooks

Beginner

Beginner's Guide to Ultra Dye

Master FolkArt Ultra Dye and energize your home decor projects with bold, vibrant color in this free crafting eBook!

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Painted Finishes 101

Painted Finishes 101

Learn more about FolkArt Painted Finishes and create the 11 beautiful DIY home decor projects included in this free craft eBook!

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The Ultimate Guide to Milk Paint

The Ultimate Guide to Milk Paint

Before you start your next FolkArt Milk Paint project, make sure you consult our free crafting eBook, the Ultimate Guide to Milk Paint!

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General Crafts Reference Documents

Waverly Inspirations Chalk FAQs

Waverly Inspirations Chalk FAQs

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions on how to use Waverly Inspirations Chalk!

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Free Crafting eBook - Waverly Inspirations

Free Crafting eBook - Waverly Inspirations

Download our free eBook to learn about the Waverly Inspirations home decor stencil and paint system

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FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood FAQ

FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood FAQ

Learn how to use FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood to create the illusion of aged, rustic barn wood.

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