In one of my Creativation videos, I highlighted the new Color Shift paint line from FolkArt. I was so taken with the bold paint colors that change hues in different lights, and I was super geeked that Plaid gave us a few samples to try out. I used these five colors of Color Shift to make some fun color blocked metallic coasters that are perfect for Spring!
From left to right: Yellow Flash, Orange Flash, Pink Flash, Purple Flash, Aqua Flash
I found that there was a little bit of a learning curve with using these paints, so I wanted to share some tricks that worked for me:
- Use a paintbrush that is larger and softer than a standard craft paintbrush. Foam brushes might also work, although I didn’t test this theory out.
- Wait the full two hours before adding a second coat of paint, even if the paint seems dry to the touch.
- Build in enough time to apply multiple coats because you may need more than one depending on the surface upon which you are painting.
- If you make a mistake, don’t try to touch it up while the paint is drying. Wait the two hours and then come back for touch-ups.
The finish of this paint is even prettier in person than it is in these photos, so the extra effort pays off with a gorgeous finished craft project. To see all about my first experience with these paints, watch this short video. If you aren’t already a subscriber, hop over and subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of the videos I publish twice a week.
As of the time I am writing this post, Color Shift paints are available in stores, but not yet online. I will update this supply list as soon as I find an online retailer that carries these paints.
- Color Shift paints in Yellow Flash, Orange Flash, Pink Flash, Purple Flash, Aqua Flash
- Decoupage paintbrush
- Painter’s tape
- Gold paint pen
- Mod Podge