I have talked about this endlessly here on the PLG, but for a blogger who does craft projects, I have an embarrassing amount of actual artistic ability. I can’t paint or draw anything that looks true to life and I do not understand shading or composition or any of that stuff that, you know, makes art. However, I want to get better! The problem is I don’t have time to take a class, and if I did I think I would be scared given my third grader art skills. Because of this artistic insecurity I can’t even tell you how deeply I have fallen in love with the “Paint with Plaid” live streams on the Plaid Crafts Facebook page! Let me tell you alllll about them.
The first “Paint with Plaid” live stream I ever participated in was during our visit to Plaid HQ in Atlanta in the summer (see the post about that event here) and it was SO much fun. Plaid’s expert team members are there to guide you in a non-threatening and helpful way that makes you create like a real artist! In fact, when my husband saw my painting he was visibly shocked that it was mine since he knows that my artistic range pretty much stops cold at stick figure drawings. I’m SO excited to tell you all about these live streams and show you what you could create by watching their most recent video for this “Holiday Magic” painting!
To start, this month’s painting uses just a few tools that you can find all in one place by clicking on this link (Use code PRETTYLIFEGIRLS at checkout to get 20% off your order)! All of the supplies are so user friendly and there is nothing that feels too advanced or stressful to use, which I love! Once you have your supplies, all you have to do is start the video and start painting! Here are a few of the steps you’ll take when you make this month’s painting:
The best part about these videos is that they teach you some basic skills and tricks to create the perfect painting for FREE. Plus, if you are painting live you can ask questions as you go along. You can also control the pace by pressing pause! Honestly, painting in this way is so new to me and I’m always a little nervous that it isn’t going to turn out, but somehow, with the magic of Plaid’s experts, I have the best time and the results are wonderful! I’m always surprised at how relaxing it is once I get going and love how it stretches me creatively. Plus you get the best feeling like you are painting along with new friends through Plaid’s online community.
So, are you ready to start painting? We would love to have you join the party! These events happen EVERY month with a new, fun painting to try each time. Plus, you can go back in Plaid Craft’s Facebook video archives, watch the past videos on demand and try their projects from previous months! I love this month’s festive painting (it would make the perfect gift) and can’t to start again in January! You can put these events on your calendar for girl’s nights, or a fun night with your kiddos, or just to be creative on your own! I know you’re going to love them.
Ready to get going? Just push play on the video below! You’re going to have a blast.
Isn’t it pretty? I’m definitely no expert and have the LONGEST way to go but, it’s so much fun to try out something new. If you make your own, but sure to share with us using #PaintwithPlaid on social media! And follow Plaid Crafts on Facebook to RSVP for the next party and watch all of their project videos on demand!