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Have a passion for craft painting? Plaid has got you covered with inspiring project ideas, painting how-to's, fabulous videos, and of course, superior products including Apple Barrel ® and FolkArt ® craft paints and accessories.

Craft Painting Projects

Craft Painting Education

Plaid Paints are Safe
Plaid Paints Are Certified Safe & Non-Toxic by Independent, Board-Certified...
How to Load a Flat Brush
Learn to load a flat brush correctly for smooth, long paint strokes.
How to Use a Script Liner
This brush is used to do fine linework, tendrils of flowers, details and even lettering.
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Paint is permanent after air drying for 21 days or can be baked to expedite permanence.

Bake-to-Cure Method: Make sure the paint is dry to the touch before baking. Remember also to put the project into a cool oven before turning on the heat. This will allow the paint to increase in temperature gradually. If there is some moisture still in the paint film, the rising temperature will drive out the moisture before curing starts. If there is moisture in the film and the project is placed into a pre-heated oven, the temperature of the paint film will rise quickly and start curing too soon, which can trap moisture and cause the paint to bubble as moisture tries to escape.

Please note: Fine Glitter Glass Paint, Glitter Craft Paint and Coarse Glitter Craft Paint cannot be baked and must air dry for 21 days for permanence.
 
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When using FolkArt® Acrylic Colors or Apple Barrel paint on fabric we suggest that you also use our FolkArt Textile Medium. The medium helps to keep the paint soft, flexible, and fade resistant. more...
 
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FolkArt® Enamels are non-toxic,however it is best to keep painted designs and food serving areas separate so that paint never comes into contact with food. When painting a plate for actual use, you must paint on the back using a method called Reverse Painting. more...
 
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FolkArt® Enamels Clear Medium is used to create a transparent look without compromising the paint’s adhesion. It can also be used with the double-load technique to achieve just the right paint consistency for effects such as shadows and shading. FolkArt® Enamels Clear Medium can be used to seal painted areas as well.
 
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