It's always exciting to see my work appear on Plaid's website, their packaging labels, catalogs, brochures, on one of their blogs or on displays at Michael's, JoAnn's, or even Walmart!
Recently, I visited my local Michaels store and upon walking down the paint isle, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Plaid had redesigned their in-store displays. It really looks so much nicer! Immediately, I searched for any of my projects.
It seems like after I design a project for Plaid, take it to their headquarters, it's gone for me, I forget about it and move on to my next project. I have agreed not to post anything that I've done for them on my blog or facebook page until it's been published for at least a week. Since it takes several months for that to happen, it seems I rarely bother sharing them with you all here.
I do, however, take pictures of everything I create for Plaid which means my iphoto library is bombarded with pictures of projects I've done for them over the past four years. I have an idea! I thought I would pull them out one by one giving you a little Mod Podge inspiration every Monday. Whatcha think? Instead of letting them sit there (The pics in my iphoto library) and disappear in an abyss of surmounting photos, collecting dust, I'll dust one off each week. No promises, but I'll try. I'm thinking Mod Podge Mondays since many of my projects involve Mod Podge.
Well, back to Michael's paint isle, I discovered a damask trunk I designed for them earlier this summer.
This is the trunk just before I took it to Plaid's offices. I write step by step instructions for each of my projects (the not so fun part!), which is reviewed by Plaid's editing department. Each project also gets photographed in their photography department before being published.
Here's Plaid's new display at Michaels! I don't know if you are aware, but Plaid's new "Martha Stewart Crafts Decorative Paint Program" debuted several weeks ago in Michaels stores in the U.S. and Canada. How exciting!
As a part of Plaid's design team I often get surprises in the mail. Yea! This is what I received recently. I'm so excited to begin using these awesome new products. One of the BEST things about Martha Stewarts paints is that they work for ALL surfaces! Not to mention all the really cool tools! You can find out more about all the wonderful products here.
Here is the picture of the trunk I designed for Plaid. It's displayed along with other projects on a "Project Ideas" panel just above all the paints. Lots of inspiration for shoppers! So fun!
Upon looking up, I was thrilled to see my projects on the labels of Plaid's new line of Painting Stencils! Last October I used their new stencils and designed 8 of those projects for this new line.
This was my favorite as seen on the package label above. Gotta love all that shiny metallic paint and glitter!
Well, I'm off to my next project...and thinking about which project to share for Mod Podge Monday!