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Aqua Flash Color Shift Pumpkin

Add a coat of beautiful aqua color to your fall pumpkin with FolkArt Color Shift. Make your pumpkin decor the talk of the neighborhood on Halloween night with this lustrous painted pumpkin.
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Color Shift Pumpkins

Add a pop of color that shifts in changing light to your Halloween decor with these Color Shift pumpkins! Make your fall decor a little more bright and bold with this collection of shimmering gourds. Feature on your porch on Halloween night for a lustrous addition to your home...
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Color Shift Stenciled Ornaments

Add a touch of shine to your ornaments with FolkArt Color Shift! Use stencils on your ornaments for added charm and personalization to your tree.
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Glitter Notebook

Make sure your office supplies match your personal style with this fun glitter notebook.
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Glitter Heart Frame

This glitter heart frame would be a thoughtful gift for a close friend or sweetheart.
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Glittered Easter Eggs

Create dazzling glittered Easter eggs with FolkArt Glitterific.
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Mod Easter Egg DIY Project

Forget PAAS®! Use FolkArt Color Shift to add bold color to your Easter game this year.
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Homemade Fidget Spinner

Use FolkArt Color Shift to create your very own homemade fidget spinner!
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Glittery Heart Box for Valentine's Day

This glittery heart box makes a great gift for a close friend or sweetheart.
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Valkyrie Helm – Creating a Color Shifting Effect

Learn how to achieve an almost magical color-shifting effect using FolkArt Color Shift acrylic paint and FolkArt Treasure Gold by watching this cosplay painting tutorial.
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Introducing NEW FolkArt Color Shift™

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More than brilliant bold hues, NEW FolkArt Color Shift™ has pigments that create a metallic luster with colors that shift in changing light! Use this innovative new paint on most paintable craft surfaces, including wood, terra cotta, stretched canvas, rigid plastic, pa... Read more →

Posted 1/27/2017 12:15:00 PM

Plaid Creators Projects featuring FolkArt Color Shift and Brushed Metal

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This month the Plaid creators were tasked in creating projects with Folk Art Color Shift and Folk Art Bushed Metal paints . Bloggers were given the FolkArtColor Shift or FolkArt Brushed metal paints to create projects.   FolkArt Color Shift Projects ... Read more →

Posted 3/7/2017 1:03:00 PM

3 Imaginative DIY Easter Egg Projects

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Featuring Apple Barrel, FolkArt Pickling, FolkArt Color Shift and FolkArt Brushed Metal paints, these hand-painted eggs run the gamut from charming to chatoyant. Glam up your Easter egg hunt or add some whimsical details to your Easter bunny decorations in style!     ... Read more →

Posted 4/4/2017 11:41:17 AM

10 No-Carve Pumpkin Designs

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If you're tired of all the mess involved with carving a pumpkin, this year forget the carving kits and paint your pumpkin! This Halloween dress up your pumpkin to match your style with some snazzy no-carve designs. In the month of October, we are promoting our Paint + Pump... Read more →

Posted 9/18/2019 2:37:02 PM

10 Easy July 4th Crafts

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July 4 th  is one of the most exciting holidays of the year. With the summertime breeze, the smell of a barbeque, and the sound of fireworks bursting it in the air, what could make this patriotic holiday better? Crafting! While you may be rethinking the size of your party this... Read more →

Posted 6/9/2020 7:24:36 AM

15 Awesome Painted Rock Projects

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Have you started to paint rocks yet? It’s one of the biggest trends in crafting happening now. No matter your skill level, beginner or an expert crafter, you can create amazing rocks to share. We have some awesome rock projects to inspire you to create your own one of a kind ... Read more →

Posted 8/11/2017 8:21:21 AM

4 DIY Gift Basket Ideas

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Are you scraping the bottom of the barrel for Christmas gift ideas? Look no further than Plaid! Every year it's a struggle to find the perfect gift for your family and friends. You want to give something that's thoughtful, yet practical and fun, but sometimes it's hard to find... Read more →

Posted 11/18/2019 2:50:57 PM

Plaid at Pinners Conference Atlanta & SNAP Salt Lake City

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It was an action-packed weekend in the craft-o-sphere and Plaid was delighted to be front and center for the excitement! Between the SNAP ! blogger’s conference in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Pinner’s Conference in Atlanta, GA, we had tons of fun meeting, educating, and c... Read more →

Posted 4/24/2017 11:18:07 AM

50 DIY Pumpkin Ideas

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Halloween is only a few weeks away! And if you haven't decorated a pumpkin yet, don't fret. Pumpkins are such a wonderful canvas to tell a spooky story. Whether it's basic painting on using Mod Podge to glue on your favorite fabric, pumpkin decorating can really show your pers... Read more →

Posted 10/9/2020 9:43:30 AM

Plaid Creators take on the Glitterific Challenge

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If you’re anything like us, you’re probably currently obsessed with glam, glitter, and sparkle - and FolkArt Glitterific doesn’t skimp on the fabulousness! Our talented crew of crafty Plaid Creators went to work and came up with an assortment of snazzy DIY projects that featur... Read more →

Posted 3/6/2018 8:34:08 AM

How to make a Rainbow Unicorn Vanity

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In the August edition of Furniture Flip, Cathie & Steve show you how to make a super fun rainbow unicorn vanity. Made with glitter and a custom cut unicorn stencil. This piece is perfect for the unicorn lovers out there. Scroll down to watch the video at the end of ... Read more →

Posted 8/1/2017 8:30:00 AM

Let's Get Crafty - Part 13

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For weeks now you have been looking at the same four walls and the same furniture. There is no clear timeline of when things will get back to normal. So use this time at home to make your home more beautiful and organized. In the last installment of the Let's Get Crafty series... Read more →

Posted 4/20/2020 11:42:02 AM

How to Decorate with Pastels for Christmas!

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Icy, Elegant Vibes Do you ever feel like you are walking through a winter wonderland during the holidays ? Color helps us perceive the world around us and when certain colors and finish come together they can truly tell a story. Just like the traditional colors of red an... Read more →

Posted 12/1/2021 2:21:46 PM

FolkArt Color Trend: Geodes

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Our new FolkArt® Color Trend simply 'rocks!' Our team has a serious color crush on the natural colors and textures of gemstones, and rich hues inspire the Geode Color Trend. A dash of metallics and a gorgeous gem-inspired palette brings these three DIYs to life. In... Read more →

Posted 10/22/2015 7:10:00 AM

Color of the Month: Lemon Yellow

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What other color conjures up feelings of positivity like yellow? Kicking off Summer 2019 is yellow - Plaid's Color of the Month.  Get ready for liquid sunshine as we've curated a handful of projects that feature this bold color that's perfect for living rooms, kitchens, and... Read more →

Posted 5/29/2019 1:51:44 PM

Pumpkin Painting Made Easy!

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As you decorate your home for Halloween and even Thanksgiving, consider giving your traditional pumpkin an untraditional look. Stand out from the crowd and let your pumpkin be your blank canvas. Painting pumpkins is easier and less messy compared to carving, plus it's a fun ac... Read more →

Posted 10/9/2019 1:23:54 PM

10 Shiny Upcycled DIYs

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Do you love shiny things? Then do we have some new products for you!  If you're anything like us, we love upcycling and turning something old, into new again. With an array of vibrant and shiny colors, we have created some shiny paints to make your next DIY project POP!  ... Read more →

Posted 8/4/2021 9:44:10 AM

Let it Flow!

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Looking for something fun to do this summer ? Your summer vacation is rapidly racing by and before you know it it will be fall. And as much as we love the fall season here at Plaid, we want you to get the most out of your summer vacation. And that means stepping back from our... Read more →

Posted 7/19/2021 2:45:48 PM

Plaid Ambassadors Celebrate National Mod Podge Day

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To Celebrate National Mod Podge Day, we had our Plaid Ambassadors create some awesome projects featuring Mod Podge. They used many different formulas to create some great crafts to celebrate National Mod Podge Day.    Morena’s Corner used Mod Podge Photo Transfer, FolkAr... Read more →

Posted 5/19/2017 8:37:56 AM

How to Paint Grapes Easily using FolkArt Multi-Surface Paints with Priscilla Hauser!

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Last week, we spent some time with Priscilla Hauser learning how to paint a simple apple using FolkArt Multi-Surface paints.  This week, we learn from Priscilla again and this time, she will share with us a very, very simple way to paint a cluster of grapes using a dauber... Read more →

Posted 1/20/2015 12:01:00 PM
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What is FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

FolkArt Color Shift Paint is a water-based, easy-to-brush-on paint that when applied to a surface, the paint produces a metallic luster. This metallic luster will shift colors as the direction of light on the painted surface changes.   

Can I use water to thin FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

No, although FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint is water-based, the use of water to thin the paint is not recommended as it will reduce the adhesion properties of the paint.  

Is it necessary to seal or varnish FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

No it is not necessary to seal or varnish FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint as it is self-sealing.  

What is the best way to apply FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint can be brushed directly onto most craft surfaces as a basecoat and is beautiful by itself. However, it can also be used with other creative art techniques such as stenciling or sponge painting.  

Can I use FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint for decorative painting?

Yes, FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint can be used in basic decorating painting techniques, however, it works best when painted on larger sized areas rather than incorporating it on smaller detailed brushstrokes.  

How long does it take FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint to cure?

FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint will dry to the touch very quickly, however, it will take approximately 48 hours before it is cured to the surface.  

Does FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint hold up well on outdoor surfaces?

Absolutely. FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint is formulated so that it can be used on interior surfaces as well as a permanent outdoor paint. By the nature of the acrylic polymers used to make FolkArt Color Shift, it is weather resistant.  When cured to the surface, it is sel...

How long does it take FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint to cure?

FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint will dry to the touch very quickly, however, it will take approximately 48 hours before it is cured to the surface.

On what surfaces can I use FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint can be applied to most paintable craft surfaces such as wood, terra cotta, stretched canvas, rigid plastic, papier mache, metal, bisque ware or unglazed ceramics, glass and ceramics. However, the color shifting properties of the paint appear ...

Where can I learn more about FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

You can learn more about this product by reading the FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint FAQ document.

Can FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint be used with other paint products? 

No, direct mixing of FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint with other paint products will compromise the color, finish and ability to shift colors. However, a sheen story could be created by layering a matte paint directly over a section of FolkArt Color Shift OR basecoat paint a ...

Does FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint hold up well on outdoor surfaces? 

Absolutely. FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint is formulated so that it can be used on interior surfaces as well as a permanent outdoor paint. By the nature of the acrylic polymers used to make FolkArt Color Shift, it is weather resistant.  When cured to the surface, it is self...

Is it necessary to bake-to-cure FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint when painted on glassware?

Yes, FolkArt Color Shift applied to glassware should be cured in the oven so that the paint is permanently set on the surface. To cure your project in the oven, follow the steps listed below:  Allow painted item to dry for 24 hours to be sure all layers of paint have dried....

How should I clean up my painting tools when working with FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint, because it is non-toxic and water-based, is easy to clean out of painting tools immediately after use, while wet, with soap and water.

Can I wash glassware painted with FolkArt Color Shift Paint that has been cured?

Yes, once cured in the oven, glassware painted with Color Shift can be washed by hand and or in the top shelf of the dishwasher without chipping, cracking, or fading. Do not soak in water.

How should I prepare surfaces before painting with FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paints does not require a lot of surface prep. The main concern is to have the surface thoroughly cleaned well prior to painting. Wood – If desired, sand smooth any rough areas prior to painting. Terra Cotta – Wipe to remove dust. If the ter...

How should I prepare surfaces before painting with FolkArt Glitterific Paint?

Glitterific Paint does not require much surface prep; make sure to have cleaned your project surface thoroughly before applying.   Wood – If desired, sand smooth any rough areas prior to painting. Apply Glitterific directly to raw wood or to a wood surface that has alread...

Can FolkArt Dragonfly Glaze be mixed with other paint products?

No, direct mixing of FolkArt Dragonfly Glaze with other paint products will compromise the color, finish and ability to shift colors. However, you can create a sheen story by layering a matte acrylic paint over sections of Dragonfly Glaze, or by applying Dragonfly Glaze over s...

Does FolkArt Color Watercolor Acrylic Paint hold up well on outdoor surfaces?

Yes, FolkArt Watercolor can be used on interior surfaces as well as on outdoor surfaces.

Should FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint be used on porous or non-porous surfaces?

It can be used on both porous and non-porous surfaces because it is a self-priming paint which means it will seal to protect and color a surface at the same time.
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FolkArt

Developed for both strokework painting and a variety of decorative craft activities, the FolkArt line of paints features amazing colors in a variety of formulas and finishes to inspire your creativity.

PlaidFX & Cosplay Products

Shop PlaidPX cosplay paints and the rest of our collection of other cosplay essentials.

Learn to Paint with FolkArt

Learn to paint from Plaid’s resident artist, Andy Jones with easy-to-follow video tutorials! You’ll learn everything from color theory to blending and beyond!

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints are perfect for all your family crafting! Non-toxic, water-based, and made in the USA, Apple Barrel is available in both matte and gloss finishes as well as a variety of shades and colors.

PlaidFX

Take your next build to new levels with PlaidFX—a flexible acrylic paint for cosplay!

Apple Barrel

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints are perfect for all your family crafting! Non-toxic, water-based, and made in the USA, Apple Barrel is available in both matte and gloss finishes as well as a variety of shades and colors.

Cosplay Paints

With literally hundreds of colors, and a multitude of formulas and finishes, Plaid’s Cosplay paint collection is bound to have what you need for your next build! From rich metallics and sparkling glitters to iridescent finishes that shift in changing light, Plaid’s paint selec...

Modern Paint by Number

Enjoy the fun and beauty of painting with the Let’s Paint Modern Paint-By-Number Kits. Featuring a variety of fun and easy-to-paint scenes, these Modern Paint-by-Number Kits are great for adults and kids and is the perfect way to relax.

One Stroke

Developed by artist and teacher Donna Dewberry, the One Stroke learn-to-paint program makes painting approachable for artists of all skill levels.

Free Painting Lessons

Browse Plaid's complete library of free acrylic painting video lessons to learn how to paint!

Shop Products

Shop for all your favorite Plaid brands—FolkArt, Mod Podge, Bucilla, Delta Ceramcoat, Apple Barrel, and more—from the comfort of home.

FolkArt One Stroke

Donna Dewberry teaches you the magic of her One Stroke painting method! Learn with full-length free painting lessons and reusable teaching guides.

Delta

For over 40 years, Delta has inspired decorative painters, home décor enthusiasts, and creative crafters with high-quality products. Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint offers a wide array of colors that will give your projects a fresh, modern look with excellent coverage.
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