January welcomed a new year AND another 2018 AFCI Creativation tradeshow that we were delighted to attend! Creativation, an annual creative arts event for trade professionals, was the perfect opportunity for us to connect with new audiences and industry insiders, as well as introduce and demonstrate our newest product offerings for 2018.
Our booth floor was a whirlwind of product tutorials, on-site demos with craft experts, and maybe just a little glitter!
Creativation was a great opportunity to display some of our new glitter-centric products, including Mod Podge Mega Glitter and Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter. We turned up the sparkle with our Plaid glitter wall that featured the shine and pizzazz of FolkArt Glitterific Paint. Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo got hands-on with Mod Podge Mega Glitter and a darling glitter cactus that we were obsessed with!
From embroidery to fabric paint, fashion was at the forefront in the Plaid booth. The Bucilla Fashion Embroidery Template Kits showed how easy it is to customize your clothing to reflect your style with modern designs, fun color patterns, and simple instructions.
We were thrilled to showcase our partnership with YouTube influencer, Lauren Riihmaki (aka LaurDIY) and the LaurDIY line of fashion crafting products. Featuring a vibrant color palette, adhesive stencils, and specialty tools and accessories, the LaurDIY product launch is an exciting addition to our suite of handmade fashion crafting accessories.
Also making its first appearance at this year’s Creativation was FolkArt Studio Acrylics, a brand new product offering from Plaid for 2018 featuring artist quality, highly-pigmented paints perfect for both the professional artist and the art student. FolkArt Marbling and FolkArt Watercolor also wowed the crowds with on-trend color palettes and innovative paint applications. FolkArt Sign Making and Hand Lettering were both a hit, from wall art to decorative accent pieces, we have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more FolkArt fabulousness in the months ahead.
There were a ton of things to see and do at this year’s Creativation, including Camp Creativity – a hands-on crafting booth focusing on kids’ crafts! The booth was a nod to summer camp days of yore, with hosts Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza making flip rocks and rock salt crystal necklaces.
It was an exciting and educational event, full of fun new products, useful tutorials, and industry insights. Plaid
even won an award for our work with Help Heal Veterans in 2017
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