Creative Holiday Ideas with Modern Masters

DIY Holiday Project Ideas by Modern Masters

‘Tis the Season! With the holidays just around the corner, we are feeling pretty festive here at Modern Masters! It’s the time of year for families and friends to come together in warm celebration. It’s also the time of year we spy incredibly creative holiday decor and gift ideas with our products – and you don’t have to be a champion DIYer to create these amazing handmade projects. We’d love to share some of them with you!

Update Tired Gift Wrap | Elegant Gift Wrap DIY with Modern Masters Matte Metallics

While creating our Tone-on-Tone Metallic Finish How-to Video, we were inspired to take Blackened Bronze from our Matte Metallics to transform unused gift wrap. Now, it’s chic and oh-so-elegant!

Welcoming Holiday Home Entrance | Metal Effects Patina Projects

Creative customer Cara Conkle shared her welcoming fall home entrance – perfect for Thanksgiving! She created a lovely patina on the light accent with our Metal Effects.

Holiday Wood Marquee with Metallic Paint | PB & J Stories | Holiday Decor IdeasThe talented Pamela of the PB&J Stories blog took the Champagne and Statuary Bronze Metallic Paint from our Metallic Paint Collection to help create a light-up wood marquee for Christmas.

Front Door Makeover with Modern Masters Front Door Paint | Project by Sondra Lyn at Home

Sondra Lyn at Home decided to do a front door makeover just in time for the holidays!  She used the color Sophisticated from our 24-color Front Door Paint Collection. It’s curb appeal that’s perfect for the season – and so quick and easy to do, too! Be sure not to miss our How to Paint Your Front Door video tutorial for full instructions.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Table Setting Idea by Modern Masters

Our Matte Metallics are so versatile, you could use them to enhance your entire table setting! Perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas (or any special celebration), the table decor features a stenciled table runner and napkins as well as painted plate chargers with an elegant Blackened Bronze metallic finish. Of course, you can’t go wrong with presenting a gift wrapped with paper you painted yourself! See more in our Fall Table Decor Ideas post.

Pine Cones with Shimmery Metallic Paint | Holiday DIY Ideas | Stellar Junk Project

Simple and stylish! Jessica from Stellar Junk brush dipped pine cones in Metallic Paint for a quick, easy way to add shimmer to holiday decor accents. It’s a little rustic and a little glam, too.

Table Setting Inspiration with Metallic Paint Projects | Decor Adventures DIY featured in Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Jessica from Decor Adventures used Pale Gold Metallic Paint and scalloped FrogTape Shape Tape to add a fun edge to her holiday table setting. So pretty!

Matte Metallics enhance Holiday Decor | Holiday DIY Ideas and Inspiration via the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

The very Creative Kristi used Champagne Matte Metallic on a plain paper reindeer to add a luxe metallic sparkle to the holiday design of her home. She calls it her quietly sophisticated holiday decor.

Chrismas Holiday Mantel with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Homeroad

Susan from the Homeroad blog went all-out with our Metallic Paints in holiday colors. Using Sashay Red, Hunter Green, Silver and Snowflake, she created a very festive holiday mantel for Christmas. The Metallic Paints grace the mirror frame’s candy cane stripes, the pine cones as well as various decor accents such as the sleigh. Beautiful!

These ideas can easily be incorporated for both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays – it’s the gift that keeps on giving! We’ve hope you’ve enjoyed these festive decor ideas for the holidays. Let us know in the comments if you’ve crafted some holiday decorations with Modern Masters as we’d love to see them!

Modern Mastery: Igor Turovskiy

We enjoy the Modern Masters projects that our very creative customers share with us daily via e-mail or on our social sites. We discovered artist Igor Turovskiy’s work on Facebook when he shared one of his incredible patina and metallic artworks with us and we had to learn more!  He graciously agreed to chat with us and share some of his insights as we feature some of his Modern Mastery.

Canvas Artwork by Igor Turovskiy using Modern Masters Metal EffectsArtist Igor Turovskiy | Modern Masters CafeIgor Turovskiy grew up in Belarus, immersed in its natural and architectural beauty. The surroundings influenced his artistic interests and sparked his career as a graphic artist. In 1992, he moved to America and opened a graphic design studio. Several years later, he found his niche in the world of abstract art and opened his second studio, Igor Fine Art. He conveys emotions in his pieces through nuanced layers created with a mixture of metallic mica pigments, metallic paints, metal patinas and fluid acrylics. Let’s take a look.

Canvas Art by Igor Turovskiy | MOdern Masters Metal Effects

Contemporary Abstract Patina Art by Igor Turovskiy | Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Igor works with most clients on commissioned pieces, with many clients seeing his art online and ordering a specific size or color.  Each piece normally takes 2 to 3 days to create, sometimes longer.  He started using Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection and Metal Effects when they gave him the opportunity to create unique one of a kind art pieces. He explains, “I was painting with metallics for a while, using them for faux paint projects. I do art all the time, so it was natural to use the products and develop my own techniques.”

Metallic and Patina Canvas Art | Art by Igor Turovskiy | Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Igor has an art studio in Virginia Beach, VA, where he not only paints but also teaches art classes.  It is here that he creates his commissioned art for private collectors as well as larger projects for restaurants, hotels and other hospitality and commercial clients.

Modern Masters Metal Effects | Wall Finishes by Igor Turovskiy

After years of decorative painting commissions and his current work with abstract art, Igor consistently finds inspiration in many areas but one is close to his roots.  “The most inspiring place I’ve visited is St. Petersburg, Russia.  It’s an old historical town full of beautiful architecture and galleries.” You can see his love for both the modern and the historic in his patina art pieces.

Equestrian Horse Canvas Art by Igor Turovskiy | Modern Masters Metal Effects

Abstract Canvas Art | Modern Masters Metallic Paint and Metal Effects | Art by Igor Turovskiy

Aren’t his artworks incredible? We hope you’ve found his amazing creativity and talent awe-inspiring. Many thanks to Igor for sharing his artistry with our products. Please be sure to visit his fine art website, Igor Turovskiy, to see more of his commissioned works. If you’ve enjoyed this article, be sure to share or pin it!

The Warm Allure of Copper

Copper Decorating Ideas and Inspiration | Modern Masters Cafe BlogCopper has such rich, alluring tones that it’s made it a haute 2015 color trend for Interior Design.  It’s a fascinating color that works perfectly with neutral schemes and is a great metallic to add as a splash of color, working equally well with golds, silvers and bronzes.  There are variations of copper in both color and textures in many of our Modern Masters products and we’d thought we’d share some of them with you.

Glazed Copper Ceiling by Broads with Brushes | Copper Metallic Paints by Modern MastersDecorative Artist Andrea Blair Murrill used both Copper and Antique Copper from our Metallic Paint Collection to help create this extraordinary ceiling.

Stenciling with Metallic Paints | Ideas & Inspiration by Modern MastersArtist Arlene Mcloughlin used our ShimmerStone as a plastered finish base for a beautiful stencil pattern in a rich, copper metallic gold from our Metallic Paint Collection.Wall Finish Ideas with the color Copper | Modern MastersCopper wall finishes are so versatile! On the left is a treatment by Faux Craft & Design using our Metallic Paints with our Transparent Troweling Gel Matte to create a faux plaster wall look. On the right, decorative artist Tara Damaini used Copper Penny Metallic Paint with glazes to help create a dimensional surface finish. Both are so beautiful!

Create a Metallic Copper Patina Range Hood with Paints | Modern MastersPeter Panagiotakakos of European Faux Finishes used several of our products to create a copper patina faux finish for a range hood.

Copper Metallic Door with Faux Verdigris Patina | Modern Masters Project by H20 BungalowThe very creative Wendi Wachtel of the popular H20 Bungalow blog is a big fan of Modern Masters. She wanted a patinated copper door and used our Copper Metallic Paint to help create the entrance she wanted – they are the perfect products to use if you’d like a metallic front door. (Even Oprah magazine agrees!) She also recently used our Copper Reactive Metallic Paint from our Metal Effects line to patinate her mailbox.

Metallic Copper Top Table | Modern Masters Cafe BlogDesigner and Artist Linda Gale Boyles of Southern Inspirations transformed a round dinner table by using our Copper Metallic Paint along the top, then aging and protecting it. Gorgeous!

Dresser Table Top with Modern Masters Copper Metallic Paint | Stiltskin StudiosPainted Furniture with Metallic Paint | Modern Masters Copper Penny | Stiltskin Studios ProjectStiltskin Studios creates gorgeous hand-painted furniture – and we love what they do with our Metallic Paint! On the top, they used Copper Metallic Paint as a table top color for a dresser and on the bottom, they used Copper Penny Metallic Paint on an updated Drexel desk.

Color Expert Maria Killam recently attended the High Point Furniture Market in October and came away with Coppers and Golds being one of her favorite takeaway trends. She feels they “add a sophisticated feel to furnishings and accessories”.  Designer Cheryl Hucks also attended the Market and noted that for 2015, “copper will the be the newest trend in metallics”.  Several journalists covered the market as well and one noted that “[Copper]…added sparkle to dozens of showrooms and displays, from painted walls to lighting fixtures.” Be sure to look for more of this luscious color in upcoming design features and projects – but we’d love to know what YOU think of Copper. Hit the comments and let us know!

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