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Reclaim Your Paint!

Reclaim Your Paint!

If you haven't noticed yet, we LOVE to paint pour! Adding a marbled effect to any object immediately elevates the look of that piece. If you want to learn more about paint pouring, check out our blog called The Art of Pouring. Plus, we have a plethora of pouring videos on our Youtube channel so you can learn about the different pouring methods. Check it out HERE!

Many of our crafters have noticed that after you pour an object there is a lot of extra paint that is wasted. We definitely agree, BUT there is a way to salvage the paint that didn't make it on your piece. 

It's called acrylic paint skins. We know it sounds a little strange, but stay with us. 

After you have completed your project let the unused paint in the bottom of your pan or bowl dry (it usually takes overnight). Then once it is dry, peel up the unused paint and cut into designs, shapes, letters, you name it!

With this method, there is no waste! Every last drop of paint from your paint pouring project can be used to make some amazing crafts. Because our team has been pouring a lot lately we have a lot of extra paint skins. So we have created some ingenious ways to use paint skins that allow you to Reclaim, Recreate, and Relove something you thought was trash.  

Here are a few tips and tricks from our expert crafters, step outs showing how to create a paint skin, and some project inspiration. Enjoy!

ProTip: Prep your supplies for paint pouring by placing a silicone mat (or wax paper) on the inside of your pan. Stick 3-4 push pins into the bottom of your surface to create “legs.” This will keep your surface from sticking to the pan and make it easier to peel up the excess paint. 

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Get inspired with these elegant paint skin ideas:

Cover the front of your jewelry box with paint skins for an elegant, marbled accent that looks as if it was professionally made. 

If you are a fan of our FolkArt Treasure Gold than you will love this project! Did you know you can paint pouring with Treasure Gold? With any of our acrylic paints and FolkArt Pouring Medium, you can turn any of your favorite colors into a pourable paint.


Turn that plain tray into a modern work of art, perfect for any dinner party. 

There are a variety of ways to make your pouring pieces stand out. Apply your skins to planters, trays, and more! You can even cut out shapes and letters, then frame them for an affordable and stylish art piece. 

This wall planter would make the perfect addition to a contemporary interior design scheme.

Take your lampshades to the next level by covering them with your paint skins. Choose colors that match your design theme for an affordable way to upscale your home decor. 

Go big with your paint skins for a fun and eye-catching design for your tired furniture.

What are your thoughts on acrylic paint skins?
Have you ever created anything with paint skins? If so, share with us!
We want to see how you are creatively using every last drop Plaid products. Tag your photos with #PlaidCrafts to be featured in our Fan Friday series.  

Happy Crafting!
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