Hi friends! Welcome to the Rita Barakat and Plaid Blog Hop!

It is my extreme pleasure to share with you the project that I created to celebrate this event! I had an incredible time creating my altered brush/paint pallet mixed media project.

Look at all those pretty colors!

There were several products that I used for this project which I’d never previously had the opportunity to play with. Namely all the Plaid products. Don’t get me wrong, I have a fairly respectable collection of Plaid paint and Mod Podge products, but the stuff they sent me to use I hadn’t experienced before.

Take for example the Dragonfly Glaze Gold-Red-Violet Shift paint. When squeezed out of the bottle it is an opaque iridescent white paint. It dries less opaque than it goes on, so if you do a light coating you’ll see lots of the layer underneath. BUT, if you glob it on you’ll barely see what is going on below. It is super flexible in its results and incredibly iridescent!

I found the same iridescent properties on the color shift paints! I so frequently paint something and then have to go over with more iridescent paint after, because I LOVE shimmer! HAHAHA! I don’t have to do that anymore! This paint packs it all in!

This paint has to be seen to be believed
Folk Art Treasure Gold, by Plaid, combined with Rita’s Follow Your Heart stamp by ArtFoamies!

Check out my video on how this all came together! It is a long video, nearly 20 minutes I think. But the whole project took over 4 hours, including futzing and drying. It was SO hard to shorten it down to 20 minutes! But it goes fast, you won’t regret spending your time watching it!

I used the following products in this project, wherever possible I used affiliate links at no additional cost to you! Thank you so much for your support!

ArtFoamies Follow Your Heart stamp designed by Rita Barakat

Magical Mysteries Embossing Powder – Fairy Wings, Base, and Gold by Emerald Creek and Rita Barakat

Folk Art Titanium White Paint by Plaid

Folk Art Treasure Gold Paint by Plaid

Folk Art Dragonfly Glaze Gold-Red-Violet Shift by Plaid

Folk Art Color Shift Red Flash by Plaid

Folk Art Color Shift Pink Flash by Plaid

Folk Art Color Shift Yellow Flash by Plaid

Folk Art Color Shift Green Flash by Plaid

Folk Art Color Shift Dragon Flash by Plaid

Folk Art Color Shift Aqua Flash by Plaid

Folk Art Color Shift Plum Flash by Plaid

Mod Podge Ultra Spray-On Glue and Sealer by Plaid

Lindy’s Starburst Sprays in Rudolph’s Nose Red

Lindy’s Starburst Sprays in Pretty in Pink Pink

Lindy’s Starburst Sprays in Marigold Yellow Orange

Lindy’s Starburst Sprays in California Poppy Gold

Lindy’s Starburst Sprays in Ponderosa Pines Olive

Lindy’s Starburst Sprays in Drop Dead Gorgeous Green

Lindy’s Starburst Sprays in Time Travel Teal

Lindy’s Starburst Sprays in Prima Donna Purple

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Red Berry

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ripened Pumpkin

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dandelion Yellow

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Apple Green

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Woodland Green

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Crushed Grape

Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter in Mirrorball

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Prima Flowers

Cut Cardstock Stardream Metallic Cardstock in Quartz

Cut Cardstock Vellum

Versamark Clear Ink

Embossing Buddy

Various sequins and baubles

Silver Embroidery Floss

Fun Foam

Plaid Paintbrushes

Wooden Paint Pallet

Posca Paint Pen in White

Posca Paint Pen in Blue

Nuvo Light Mist Spray Bottle

Silk Ribbon

Thank you so much for watching and reading! It means to world to me that you spent some of your time here!

Follow along the blog hop by visiting, and commenting on the following posts! There is a great prize, and next Monday on Rita Barakat’s Facebook Page she’ll announce the winner during her Mixed Media Monday special! You can find out more info directly on Rita’s blog!

23 thoughts on “Rita Barakat and Plaid Blog Hop”

  1. Wow, the colors!!! So pretty. I love to see “different” projects. You have inspired me to get into my craft room to use some paint again today. I have been doing a lot of painting (stenciling) lately.

    1. I LOVE stencils! I was just playing with some yesterday! I hope I get to see what you create with your crafty time! Thank you so much for commenting and brightening my day!

  2. I really loved all the products and techniques used on this project. I especially liked the embellishments. Thank you!

  3. Wow!! Its BeAutiful!! Simply stunning!! I would love to try these new products by plaid. You showcased plaid and Rita’s products wonderfully!!!

  4. I love the rainbow and color shift in this. Watched video I like that you sprayed with water for drippish effect too. It turned out really cool looking.

  5. The intricacy and attention to detail on this project is amazing! I’m blessed to have experienced the process, thanks for sharing your talent.

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