Friday, September 3, 2010

Folk Art Paint Giveaway!

This is so fun- I love paint (you already knew that?!) A good blogger friend and fellow mod podge lover- Mod Podge Amy of Mod Podge Rocks! and Paint me Plaid- is allowing me to do a Folk Art Paint giveaway!!!!!!!!!! She sent me this set of 10 paints (I got to pick the colors!) And I get to give these same colors away to one of you!!!!! Isn't that great news?

I usually use the Apple Barrel paints (made my the same people as the Folk Art acrylics), and I am used to getting primary colors and mixing any color I need. There is something very therapeutic about mixing your own colors. So I thought it would be interesting to try these custom colors. I still did end up mixing them together- add a little gilded oak to the apple red....lavender with a little dark brown made some more good color.

Gigi wanted this little side table painted... and I though this would be a good place to try these paints.

I had a lot of fun with the colors.

No surface was untouched.

Painting is fun.

I love these colors.

I think you will like sampling these colors too.

Just leave a comment telling me what you like to do creatively (paint? sew? cook? garden? decoupage? etc....) and I will pick a name from the comments to be the winner of a bottle of each of these colors:

apple red
summer peach
gilded oak
rusted pipe
dark brown
steel gray
forest moss
apple orchard

(not sure what you would do with the paints? Not a painter? Try it! You may like it! Just squirt some around on a piece of wood or paper or canvas- spread it around with a spatula- you never know- you may find your stress reliever! That is my solution to every ailment - Paint!)

Thanks to Mod Podge Amy and the people from Plaid & Paint me Plaid for making this giveaway possible!


Annie said...

Great color choices!! What do I do creatively? Lots!

Paint (walls, art, accessories for kids' rooms)
Write music
Make girly hair accessories and tutus
scrapbook a little
take photographs
decorate my house
decoupage with Mod Podge sometimes, too, and sometimes on my painting for a multimedia affect. :)

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

LOVE these paints and USE them.
Make over 'junk', so I paint it!
Scrapbook a bit, make cards
Trying to learn to Sew
decorate with 'junk' finds

Tracey said...

I love to paint and sketch.
One day I would love to
have a potter's wheel
and "throw clay".I'm trying
to learn a new craft every
year so maybe soon I will
have new bowls that I made.

Chrissie Grace said...

Hey Sara
I would love some new paints!
You know I love every single kind of art, right now I'm making mosaics and quilts the most!:)

Martina said...

I love to quilt,and this is since a few years the one thing I do the most (there are just not enough hours a day to do everything I would like to,lol!) but also enjoy to do a lot of other things like crochet, knit, cardmaking, handicraft whatever...
Not sure if you will send those overseas,(I would love to win!!!...) but this would be ok.
Just love to read your blog even I do not leave always a comment!
Be blessed

K said...

I paint a bit and make other random crafty items!!! I'm a sucker for paint!!!

HallMom said...

ooooo...I would love some paint! I paint everything. Reclaimed wood, furniture, canvas, my kids...oops, did I say that out loud. I also sew clothing, quilt, knit, crochet, scrapbook, photograph other peoples newborns for free, photograph my kids but not for free-that one costs me lots of patience.

Is that shelf laminate? Can you paint on laminate or do you know? Am I even spelling laminate right? Lots of questions. :o)

Adrienne said...

i like to do and try a lot of things like cook, craft and sew... painting sounds fun! thanks for the chance to win these wonderful colors!

Anonymous said...

I need some paint. Really. I have some art projects coming up with my kids and I need to get some paint. I do a little sewing. Little being the key word. I do some scrapbooking, some writing, some painting (of my house, but I don't think it counts). I'm just not very talented. We can't all be, can we?

Have a happy weekend!

manda said...

I think I would try painting! I have so many ideas floating around in my head and I need to get them out! Does that make me sound crazy?!?!

Jara said...

Love the project you made. I like to:

paint - by finding inspiration in nature, from the Bible, something my kids say, etc.

create - with clay, play-doh, glue and paper, etc.

do projects - with my kids, things for my house, etc.

make things for friends, kids friends, teachers, neighbors, etc.

You name it...I like it:)

Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Chastity Gomez said...

I LOVE to create anything and everything, especially for my children- hair bows, curtains, dolls,etc.

Kim said...

The colors are beautiful! I do a lot creatively including all that you mentioned and one of my favorite creative pleasures during fall/winter is knitting and crocheting. Thanks for the opportunity:)

TheNormanFive said...

Paint, to me it is like candy. So exciting to get. I love to paint on wood. Flowers, sayings, anything actually. I like to paint things for gifts to my sweet friends. What a great giveaway. These are the best paints.


Garth and Becky said...

Beautiful job, Sara! Currently I enjoy cooking and making hairbows to get my creative fix.

Anonymous said...

I love decorating our home, crafty stuff for school and kiddos and cooking! I love to creatively cook! Thanks for the giveaway! Pick me, pick me! :)

Carly said...

I love to craft! I especially like cake decorating!!! Love to try my hand at painting too!!!

Debby said...

HI Sara. I love those colors. I just bought two bttles tonight to do one of those subway rolls. I think that is what they are called.
I use the paint for so many things.....scrapbooks, canvas art, my cigar boxes, wooden pieces, and more. If I wasn't so tired I could tell you many ore. My grandaughters love to paint with this paint as well. Just a few drops on a plate and presto a beautiful picture.

Andy & Kellie Smith said...

Well, I love to scrapbook and take pictures of my beloveds! I enjoy painting ceramics with my daughter. She is now into making little bracelets with string which was popular when I was a kid! I enjoy baking desserts only and I love to go thrift shopping to look for odd things. My house is nothing beautiful to anyone but it is to me. Filled with treasures that were someone elses junk! Gotta love a good find that you cannot find anywhere else...who wants to shop at a dept store where everyone looks the same. Sara---pick me bc I never win!! Hahaha---thanks for the chance! Happy long weekend to everyone!

Elizabeth a.k.a Liz said...

I love to paint. I'm not great at it, but my next project is to do kids names on canvas using acrylics. Im actually curious if embossing is possible on paintings...Im excited about using glow in the dark paint too! Ill have to document these projects as soon as I start them....

I love that side table! If I ever have a little girl, I wld. love to try your style! Love it!

Bethany said...

I love the side-table! It's so fun and cute! =)
I like to cook, bake, scrapbook, and draw! But drawing is definitely one of my favorite things to do because there aren't any limits or rules creatively! =)
Thanks, Sara, for another GREAT giveaway!!

joyfullness said...

OOOh! painting!!

I do the Captain Kangaroo song...Painting, sewing, scrapping, knitting (not really), modpodge, glitter, glueing...

Love to create!!

These are great colors..and you did a great job on that side table!! wew!!

Laura D said...

Love these colors!! AND Gigi's shelves are really cute!

I love to paint, sew a little, scrapbook, create cards, etc. These would be great. Since I've been sick this past month I've been painting up a storm. My supply is dwendling!

Brooke said...

My favorite creative outlet is quilting. I like to "paint" with fabrics! :)

However, I have a little table and chair set that belonged to my boys when they were young. I've saved it in storage for many years, and now I want to paint it for my two year old daughter to use. I want to do something fun, bright, and playful. Maybe do a painted quilt on the table top?? I need a little bravery, and some inspiring colors. :)

Your chest looks precious, by the way. I love flowers that demand being noticed and admired. :) You did a wonderful job!

Deanna said...

I sew (art & traditional quilting), paint on fabric, dye fabric, I love to cook and always love to test a new recipe on my family, I have recently started to do watercolor painting, and I am a graphic designer for a living. I love to create! I enjoy your blog a lot... you seem like you would be a fun person to hang out with... I enjoy your quotes and Bible verses.

Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder said...

I LOVE to paint! I'll paint anything!

lucky_march_girl AT yahoo DOT com

Jola said...

I am an amateur decorative painter. I use the Plaid Folkart paint almost exclusively to paint candles, plates, trivets and coasters, and bookmarks. I am also dabbling in polymer clay, but painting will always be my primary way to express myself artistically.

Lynn Douglass said...

Love how you've jazzed up that little side table! I love to paint, but haven't done it in quite a while, as I'm currently into everything quilty. I've been itching to paint again, but don't have any paints! Mama needs a new set of paints!

Maryann said...

I just did my first floor cloth on Canvas with Folk Art paints. It was not exactly a floor cloth I covered a step stool with canvas and then painted it with many coats of Gesso and Room paint then added the flowers and now poly urethane to make it water proof. It was so much fun. My big problem here is I either have to order everything by mail or drive a long way to an art store to find what I want. We only have a Wal-Mart and they don't have much in the way of supplies for craft painting anymore. This was really fun and I am sure that I will be doing more in the future.

debzdogz said...

What a great giveaway! i am always playing with something crafty! i paint, decoupage, scrapbook, draw, make cards, make jewelry, do photography...anything goes!!!!

LollyChops said...

Awesome giveaway! I love to do all sorts of crafts... I am not sure I could pick just one thing!

Thanks for the chance to win!


Melody said...

I knit,crochet, make jewelry, make toileties, cook and bake. I have painted but not in a long time. I need to get back into it.


Mindy said...

Love the colors! Thank you for the giveaway! I make jewelry, sew, paint, and do paper crafts to satisfy my creative itch.

Mindy said...

Love the colors! Thanks for the giveaway. I sew, paint, make jewelry and do paper crafts to satisfy my creative itch.

Chris said...

Just seeing the colors gives me inspiration!!!!!!! What do I do creatively? I draw and paint so I enjoy making my own designs and seeing them come to life on my medium of choice, particularly wood. The right colors give it a life of it's own!

Anonymous said...

Love painting!!! It is my primary source of therapy!!!!! :) I also knit, sew, crochet, weave and craft all day at the adult day center that I work at. :) Love plaid paints!! :)

Stephanie said...

Oooo paint!

This list could get very long, hahaha.
Here's the top ten:

card making
interior design/ redecorating
fashion/ clothing

mysteryhistorymom said...

I came by from Joyfullness and I am so glad that I did! I LOVE paint!! The colors you chose are amazing! And I am loving what you did with them!! I love making jewelry, sewing, painting on canvas and I just so happen to have a little side table that could use some love!:) I also home school my girls and they would be in heaven with these paints! YUMMY!! Lori

Anonymous said...


first just let me say ,LOVE the
little table.and,oh yes i would love to be entered into this name is barbara hopkins,
retired nurse due to becoming ill/ i see a disease counselor,she got be involved in art therapy. i have always loved crafts,but,never had the now i am teaching myself to bead,
tai-chi,-spoga yoga,taking things old and making them into something new,but i also went back to my first love from my younger days,which is painting,i love to do abstracts,ones similar to
"jackson pollocks style",with my own personal touches added.i also collect quotes,mermaids,and fairies i have since i was a kid.lastly i love photography,i am always taking pictures.thanks for the chance to win,and good luck to all.
barbara hopkins at

Anonymous said...

I love doing all kinds of crafts,
painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, stitching,gardening,
love taking old things and making them new again.........would love
some new paints.............

Dawn said...

love what you did with this! I write, paint, sew, take pix & whatever else bubbles up:)

Meagneato said...

Cooking is where I am most comfortable expressing myself creatively, but I love to experiment with color through paint and felt and anything else I can get my hands on! :)

Gail Terrell said...

I love to paint everything, clothes, furniture, ornaments, etc. I also do cross-stitch, plastic canvas, all sorts of holiday things, just love crafts of all kinds.

Sassy said...

awesome colors.... I paint... scrapbook... stamp... crochet... cook... bake....and would love to use them to paint some quotes

paintgurl said...

Since I was a little girl, I was always fascinated with painting and drawing. In my senior year of high school, I took an art class and LOVED painting, but felt like I wasn't good enough.

Fast forward years later, I realized that my interest in painting never went away and just started doing it. I bought the acrylic folk art paints because they're affordable and if I lost interest, I wouldn't be out of a ton of money...well I'm still painting and I'm ready to take it to the next level.

Linda Sanchez said...

I just love your little side table.
Interesting choice of colors,i love the combination.
I love to paint, scrapbook,crochet,
the list is long.
Anything crafty.Crafting soothes the soul and colors brighten my view of the world.My motto is
if it doesn't move PAINT IT.

shoni said...

I love creating ... and I've found some lovely crafs to make by cruising blogs (such as yours!!) lately.

I love to crochet, and craft with my 6 year old niece, mod podge, paint, and just about anything!

Thank you for your generosity in sharing the bounty! :)

sucor said...

I love to paint and redo old items, and I make cards and scrapbook with paint as well. Craft paint is so versatile! Just play and have fun with it.

Gloria Westerman said...

I love to do crafts....all kinds of crafts....which includes painting....I just got thur with making my GD a play dressing screen....thank you for the chance to win these fabulous colors.....and I love your creative....

Lyn said...

Love to paint and sew and cook!

Love the colors.

KarenB said...

Amy sent me over :)

My favourite thing to do is to create scrapbook pages, and over the past year I've become more adventurous with paints. Love your colour pallette, and particularly those funky stripes :)

Jessica said...

I just moved and can't hang anything on the walls, so modgepodge is me medium right now. Anything that I can cover with beautiful paper or paint that is light weight is great for me.

catnap said...

Over the years I've dabbled in all sorts of crafts, but currently I'm in love with card making.

BevinUSA said...

HI these are beautiful. I do a lot of ceramics, painting on wood, on canvas. I would love to win these thank you so much for the chance

Andie said...

I've started quilting, sewing, and mod podge lately. Just starting to let the creative juices flow. Thanks for the giveaway

maparker64 said...

Ever since I stumbled across Mod Podge Rocks, I am loving some Mod Podge. Would love to try out these paints! You have some great ideas on your blog!

Marcia said...

My creative outlet is sewing - I like to make items out of fabric. Lately have been interested in painting fabric. Plus I find castoffs at the dump and refurbish (paint) them for use at home. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sherri James said...

I'm known for painting anything that doesn't move!!! HA!!! I love experimenting with new techniques and creating mixed media artwork.

Seizing My Day said...

Painting is fun! I love all of the above! Painting, photography, sewing, crafts, cooking, baking... etc. etc. Love your creation!

Kim said...

I have a wooden chair in my garden with a planter on it. I have decided that one of my projects this winter is to finish the chair in different colors & maybe with the help of Mod Podge, put flowers on it. Or maybe bugs! How's about a bunch of funny looking bugs on a chair in the garden. That sounds good.

Shanna said...

I don't paint but I love seeing what YOU do with paint :) My creativity leans toward paper and cloth...card making, scrapbooking, sewing and cross-stitching. Would love to try out these paints, though I'm sure I wouldn't make anything as cute as Gigi's cabinet that you did.

Shanna said...

I don't paint but I love seeing what YOU do with paint :) My creativity leans toward paper and cloth...card making, scrapbooking, sewing and cross-stitching. Would love to try out these paints, though I'm sure I wouldn't make anything as cute as Gigi's cabinet that you did.

The Angry Jackalope said...

How lovely! I like to do all sorts of crafty things: paint, decorate, scrapbooking, baking...I know I'd find a use for these (except for the baking part LOL). Thanks for the great giveaway!

Eunice Robertson said...

I like to work with paper and canvas best of all, but indulge in anything creative that catches my eye. I feel you are never too old to learn a new technique. I like your painting style on this piece of furniture - naive?

Andrew Harshaw said...

Morning Sara :)
Love your dynamic colourful site found you at... 'Color Me Plaid'. Enjoying & sharing with hubby your husbands beautiful music. I'm a caretaker-husband disabled Vet. I'm interested in Fabric Collage and really appreciate your 'Scripture-fabric art'. I just returned from thrift shopping, where I found two Apple-Barrel Acrylic paints, and in my search of it's quality and use found your lovely blog. Please know I enjoy & love
art in all these forms: crochet,knit, mixed media,fashion Illus. and even have entertained the thought of scripture-pictures, also...will bookmark your site as it is a source of great encouragement for me...Sincerely, Ana Harshaw

Vishwa48 said...

Hello Sara :D
I love your colourful site. I enjoy seeing all your work. I simply found you on google. I'm just a girl with creative dreams. I'm leading a really happy life. I'm intereted in painting and I really appreciate your work. I was just surfing the web. I usually get my art information from the web. I'm planning to make homemade gesso and homemade glimmer mist. For glimmer mist I was searching for Folk Art Paint and I found your lovely website! I love all types of art even though I may not do all of them. I'm slowly learning more. I have won an art contest once. My art has been published in a book. Now I'm working on my art journal. I'd just like to say that I like your website, therefore I will usually be "checking it out". I do hope I win those Folk Art Paints but if I do not I won't be sad, because there might have been someone else who was more worthy of it than I.