Christmas DIY: Holiday Door Frame

Greet your holiday guests with joyful Christmas style! The Holiday Door Frame from Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. adds a festive feel while you hang it with ease. This DIY project is versatile enough to use for other occasions too, like baby showers, birthday parties and weddings. Cheers to a custom twist on classic holiday curb appeal.

Christmas DIY Holiday Door Frame | How-to Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Blog

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DIY Holiday Front Door Picture Frame | Modern Masters How-to Christmas Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc.

DIY Holiday Frame with Modern Masters | Holiday How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Cover a 4′ x 4′ area with a dropcloth or old newspaper. Cover a larger area if you are using a bigger frame. Using a 2″ brush, paint the front side of the frame with a water base primer and let dry 1 – 2 hours. While drying, you can clean and dry the 2″ brush for use with the next step.

Painting a Wood Frame with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | DIY Christmas Holiday Door Frame by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Use the 2″ brush and paint the primed wood frame with Pale Gold Metallic Paint. Apply 2 – 3 coats or until a solid color is achieved. Let dry.

Using Modern Masters non fade Front Door Paint for Exterior Holiday DIYs | Christmas Door Frame Project Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc.

Spattering Finish DIY on Picture Frame | Christmas Holiday Front Door Project and How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters | Curb Appeal for the Holidays

Spattering Finish on Holiday Door Frame | DIY Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Dip the chip brush into the Ambitious Front Door Paint. Hold the brush over one side of the frame and LIGHTLY tap the brush against the stir stick. I suggest you test this a few times on a newspaper first until you achieve the desired results. Allow to completely dry.

DIY Holiday Door Frame | Modern Masters Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Apply your collection of decorations to the back side of the frame with a hot glue gun. It is super easy to use any extra ribbon, ornaments, poinsettias, glitter, and more. I used a single ribbon wound on each side and glued them together at the top. In the alternate, you could also use a longer single ribbon and wind them down both sides, securing the ribbon in the back with the hot glue. My holiday ribbon holds the frame on the door hanger but you can also use the frame itself. Make sure you allow the glue to dry at least 24 hours before hanging!

Christmas Holiday Curb Appeal | Holiday Decor on Front Door Inspiration | Project and How-to by Focal Points, Inc. using various Modern Masters products

I see many variations of this project, such as for baby showers, birthday parties and weddings. Have fun with customizing your own decor or using our door frame as a guide!

Ribbon & Metallic Christmas Front Door Hanging Art Decor | Modern Masters Project and How-to by Focal Points, Inc.

The Holiday Door Frame Christmas DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

 

 

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Cyber Monday Sale!

Modern Masters Cyber Monday Sale | Use code CYBER15 on Monday, November 28th, 2016 | All Products, All Day

Find your joy this holiday season and get creative gifts for yourself and loved ones! Head to our Modern Masters online shopping site on Monday, November 28th, and enjoy 15% of ALL products, ALL day (pst). All orders will be filled by the nearest participating local retailer so you are also helping support small businesses, too! Be sure to use code CYBER15 at checkout on http://shop.modernmasters.com to enjoy your savings!

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Modern Mastery: Melanie Kershner of Beaux-Arts

Melanie Kershner of Beaux-Arts Classic Products | Modern Mastery Feature on the Modern Masters Blog

Melanie Kershner of Beaux-Arts Classic Products

Beaux-Arts Classic Products is a family-owned company that designs and manufactures gorgeous architectural products. We were excited to have a chance to speak to Melanie Kershner, one of the studio partners, and an artist and designer in her own right. Beaux-Arts Classic Products are created from historic master designs that are scanned and manipulated in 3D software. They are then cast in urethane resin and finished with our Metallic Paint Collection. The Beaux-Arts motto is ‘Classical Solutions for Modern Intrusions’ and it’s a lovely way to bring historic and classic design to contemporary spaces. They also work with many decorative painters and provide quite a few ingenious options for them, such as the versatile wall panel kits in various design styles for framing murals and hand painted canvas panels. We’ve seen their incredible work with our Metallic Paints and thought to showcase their beautiful products and artistry with you.

Paneled Walls using several Modern Masters Metallic Paint colors | Project and Ornamental Designs by Beaux-Artes Classic Products | Modern Mastery Feature

Melanie says, “Modern Masters is an integral part of our business; being used for product finishes, creating custom canvas panels and for our custom design services. We offer decorative painting services which often include both products.” One such project is this stunning space with their Louis XIV wall panels featuring a damask pattern within. Both the wall and panels use several of our Metallic Paint colors, including Pale Gold, Champagne, Teal, and Silver.

Lovely Ceiling Medallion finished with Modern Masters Olympic Gold and Pearl Metallic Paint | Beaux-Artes | Modern Mastery Feature

Their concierge design service for ornamentation is perfect for when creating elegant finishes for the ceiling ornamentation that they sell. This incredible hand painted closet has a lovely customized Shell Ceiling Medallion finished with Pearl White and Olympic Gold Metallic Paint. “Olympic Gold is my favorite go-to gold that works well with aging glazes and highlights. It makes a beautiful Platinum Gold when paired with Warm Silver as the highlight and is a perfect antique gold when aged with a raw umber glaze.”

Ornamentation of fireplace and built-in by Beaux-Artes Classic Products were all finished with Modern Masters Olympic Gold and an aging glaze | Modern Mastery Feature

Using Modern Masters Metallic Paints to paint and enhance ornamental details for cabinet doors, fireplaces, doors, windows and walls | Modern Mastery Feature: Beaux-Artes Classic Products

Cabinet doors, fireplaces, regular doors, and windows can also be graced with their ornamental designs. Here, the ornamentation was finished with Olympic Gold Metallic Paint and a raw umber aging glaze.

Wall Panels with Murals and Ornamental Designs | Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Modern Mastery Feature: Beaux-Artes Classic Products

Wow! Here, the Georgian Architectural Wall Panel has a Pale Gold Metallic Paint finish with a gray glaze. The hand painted panel background is an aged Pearl White Metallic Paint with the design also painted in the Pale Gold and Gray Glaze combo.

Girls Room | Walls sprayed with Modern Masters Champagne Metallic Paint to match the satin background of the fabric | Canvas Panels and Crown Molding have a Pearl Metallic Paint background with Pharaoh's Gold | Modern Mastery: Beaux-Artes

The French Renaissance Wall Panels are so beautiful in this room. The wall panel layout includes all the doors! The walls were sprayed with Champagne Metallic Paint to match the satin background of the fabric. The canvas panels have a Pearl White and Pharaoh’s Gold Metallic Paint background. The same combination is used on the crown molding.

Powder Room with Faux Pietre Dure Panels with Venetian Plaster | Modern Masters | Project by Beaux-Artes Classic Products

This luxe and elegant powder room is the most memorable, challenging and rewarding project for Melanie. “We created pietra dura panels using Venetian Plaster to match the marble console for the sink,” she shares. “We also refinished the console with Olympic Gold Metallic Paint, which was used on all the molding as well.” Pietra dura is the art of using cut and fitted ornamental pieces to create images – you can see the images within the panels below the baseboard. It’s an incredible decorative art and they did it so well.

Aren’t their products and artistry incredible? Please be sure to look over the Beaux-Arts Classic Products website to see all the beautiful ornamental solutions they offer. One of our faves is their elegant and attractive decorative grilles. Keep up with Beaux-Arts on their Facebook fan page and Pinterest, too! Many, many thanks to Melanie Kershner for sharing her time with us for this feature. You can always catch her creative musings and design inspired posts on her blog, Classical Addiction. Have an inspired day!

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Thanksgiving DIY: Fall Gratitude Sign

Create a joyful display of thankfulness and appreciation with the Fall Gratitude Sign – but it will work as a wonderful reminder of ‘giving thanks’ all year round. The sweet sign was created by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Welcoming Fall Gratitude Sign | DIY Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. on the Modern Masters blog

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Thanksgiving Gratitude Sign DYI by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Priming a Wood Cut for a Lettered Sign | DIY Tutorial with Metallic Paints and Transfer Details by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Copper Metallic Paint by Modern Masters | Thanksgiving Welcome Sign | Project by Focal Points, Inc.

Brush a layer of acrylic bonding primer onto the wood and let dry. Brush on 2 – 3 layers of Copper Metallic Paint until fully opaque, allowing each layer to dry.

Fall Gratitude Sign with Give Thanks Lettering | Thanksgiving Project How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Using Transfer Paper to Copy a Lettered Design Pattern | Give Thanks Fall Sign for Thanksgiving | Project Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. for the Modern Masters Blog

How to Transfer a Lettering Design | Thanksgiving Sign DIY by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Glazing Cream Colors

Tape the transfer paper (dark side down) to the wood cut. Place the Give Thanks image (face up) on top of the transfer paper and tape to the wood cut. The gorgeous lettering template is from the Jenna Sue Design Co.

Using Transfer Paper to Trace a Lettering Design Pattern | Give Thanks Fall Sign Tutorial by Mary Childs for the Modern Masters Blog

Creating a Lettered Sign with Metallic Paints and Acrylic Colors | Modern Masters | Thanksgiving DIY by Focal Points, Inc.

Drawing out a Give Thanks Holiday Sign | Wood Cut Sign Art Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Glazing Cream Colors

Use a pencil to trace the lettering and remove both when you are done tracing. Use the Black Glazing Cream Color and a small 1/8″ artist brush to paint in the letters and details. You can also use a wide tip black marker to draw in the letters to make it easier.

Thanksgiving Fall Gratitude Sign Project | How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Blog

Lettering Sign How-to with Transfer Paper, Metallic Paints and Glazing Cream Colors | Art Tutorial by Mary Childs | Modern Masters Blog

Decide on the best arrangement of your feathers and floral spray on the back of the woodcut. Attach these to the back with the hot glue gun, ensuring they are attached well. Let dry thoroughly.

Welcoming Gratitude Sign DIY by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters | Fall Decorating Ideas

Give Thanks Welcoming Sign | Thanksgiving DIY How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Fall Decor Ideas and Inspiration | Modern Masters Blog

The Fall Gratitude Sign DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

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Thanksgiving DIY: Shimmery Tablescape

Set a stylish Thanksgiving table this year with the help of our Metallic Paints! Debbie Hayes shows you how to create a light, bright and lustrous table design that will delight your holiday guests.

White Metallics Tablescape for Thanksgiving | DIY Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metallc Paints

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Gather Faux Pumpkins and Antlers for a beautiful Metallic Tablescape Transformation | Modern Masters | How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky

Using Snowflake, Pearl White and Oyster Metallic Paints for a Thanksgiving Tablescape DIY | Modern Masters Project Tutorial by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

Paint a variety of pumpkins and antlers with several colors of Metallic Paints, using 2 to 3 coats. Let dry.

Creating a Gorgeously Light Bright Thanksgiving Table | Modern Masters DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky

Setting a Stylish Thanksgiving Table with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | How-to by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

On the stem of chosen pumpkins, brush on one heavy coat of Antique Bronze Matte Metallic and do not let it dry. Sprinkle on a generous dusting of glitter. Let dry.

Beautiful and Shimmery Thanksgiving Table DIY | Setting a Stylish Table for Thanksgiving | How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Blog

Style your table with objects from your home and garden, like imitation hydrangeas, fresh flowers, tea lights, and candlesticks.

Metallic Tablescape Decor Idea for Thanksgiving | Holiday How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky | Stylish Holiday Table Setting Ideas and Inspiration

Gorgeous Holiday Table Setting Ideas and Inspiration | Metallic Tablescape by My Patch of Blue Sky | How-to on the Modern Masters Blog

The Thanksgiving Tablescape DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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Thanksgiving DIY: Shimmery Fall Garland

One great reason to love the fall season are the beautiful colors of the trees and foliage. Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. takes Autumn’s best view and creates a super easy fall garland with leaves that shimmer and glitter.

Shimmery Fall Garland | Thanksgiving DIY Hanging Wall Decor How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

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Shimmery Fall Leaf Garland | Thanksgiving DIY How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc | Modern Masters Metallic Paint

Brush a layer of acrylic primer on your chosen leaves.

Painting Leaves with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Fall Hanging Garland How-to | Thanksgiving DIY by Focal Points, Inc.

Using Modern Masters Matte Metallics to Create a Shimmery Fall Garland | Thanksgiving Project by Focal Points, Inc

How to Create a Shimmery Fall Garland with Modern Masters Matte Metallics | Thanksgiving DIY How-to by Focal Points, Inc.

Select one of the Metallic Paint colors and paint several coats on 2 – 3 leaves. Let the Metallic Paint dry between each layer as you reach a fully opaque finish. Repeat this process with each of the metallic colors.

Glittler and Modern Masters Metallic Paint | DIY Hanging Fall Leaves Garland | Modern Masters Project by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Fall Garland DIY Project | Step-by-Step How-to on the Modern Masters Blog

While the final metallic layer is still wet, sprinkle your chosen glitter over the surface of the leaf. Use glitter that matches the Metallic Paint color or that complements it nicely. Add some variety by glittering only a few leaves, not every one.

Creating a Fall Leaves Garland | Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Glitter | Tutorial on the Modern Masters Blog

Painting and Creating a Shimmery Fall Wall Garland | Modern Masters How-to by Focal Points, Inc.

Shimmery Fall Leaf Garland | Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Glitter | How-to by Focal Points, Inc.

When the leaves are dry, use the punch hole to add a hole to the top of each leaf. Cut the ribbon into various lengths and string through the leaves, leaving a space between each leaf. Hang each strand onto the branch.

Glittery Metallic Fall Garland DIY | Thanksgiving Holiday How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Thanksgiving Fall Garland with Metallic Paints, Glitter & Pretty Ribbon | Modern Masters How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc.

The Shimmery Fall Garland Thanksgiving DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

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Thanksgiving DIY: Lettered Metallic Mason Jars

Add a fresh glow that shimmers on your Thanksgiving mantel with these beautiful metallic and lettered mason jars that embrace the love of family. The ‘hearthwarming’ Thanksgiving project is from the creative mind of Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky.

Metallic Mason Jars - Lettered for the Occasion | Fall Mantel Decor Ideas | Thanksgiving DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters

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Prepping Mason Jars for Metallic Paints and Lettering | Thanksgiving DIY Mantel Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

Decide which word or lettering you’d prefer on your jars and design that amount of mason jars to paint. On the glass jars, brush on a suitable acrylic bonding primer to prep the glass mason jars.

Modern Masters Metallic Paints on Glass Mason Jars | Lettered Metallic Mason Jars DIY How-to | Thanksgiving Mantel Ideas and Inspiration | Project by My Patch of Blue Sky

Since choosing the word ‘Family’, there were six jars to paint. Pick your favorite Metallic Paint colors and brush on 2 – 3 coats, letting each layer dry fully. I used Sapphire Metallic Paint for the F, Copper Metallic Paint for the A, Teal Metallic Paint for the M, Olympic Gold for the I, Antique Copper for the L, and Hunter Green Metallic Paint for the Y.

Creating the Letters on a Cricut for the Lettered Metallic Mason Jars | Family Lettering | Thanksgiving DIY Mantel Tutorial by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Blog

While the Metallic Paint coats are drying, create a page of letters to finish the front areas of your mason jars. I used the CopperPlate Bold at 151 and printed the letters from a Cricut. You can also purchase ready-made letters from your local craft store.

Metallic Mason Jars with Family Lettering | Thanksgiving Fall Mantel Project by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metallic Paints

Using a piece of double stick tape, adhere a letter to each jar. Add pretty flowers and line the jars up on a mantle or shelf.

Metallic Mason Jars with Family Lettering | Thanksgiving Mantel Inspiration | Holiday How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky on the Modern Masters Blog

Fall Mantel Decor Inspiration | Modern Masters Metallic Paints help create a shimmery and heartwarming Thanksgiving DIY | Metallic Mason Jars with Family Lettering | Holiday How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky

Lettered Metallic Mason Jars DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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