The Versatility of Texture Effects

Plasters lends texture, depth, and dimension to any room, and the feel of plaster adds a natural, organic touch to its surfaces. The creation of both classic and modern decorative finishes is easy with Texture Effects from our Decorative Painter’s product line. The water base plaster is tintable, readily sandable when dry, and endlessly versatile. Let’s take a look at a few beautiful projects!

An age old and alluringly aged plaster treatment was created on a kitchen range hood by Bella House Faux with Modern Masters Texture Effects | Texture Effects projects

A rustic and elegant farmhouse style aged plaster finish was textured onto a kitchen range hood by decorative artisans Bella House Faux. The matte, mottled finish gives a seamless timeworn appearance.

Industrial style home office with a faux brick focal wall created with the help of Texture Effects and Dead Flat Varnish from Modern Masters | Project by Organic Finishes

Industrial Style Faux Brick and Lettering on Home Office Focal Wall | Modern Masters Texture Effects | Project: Organic Finishes

Using Texture Effects to create a faux grey brick finish, Shawn Reeder of Organic Finishes brought the perfect treatment to an industrial style home office loft. Our Dead Flat Varnish help give a final matte finish to the large lettering and brickwork. Amazing!

Unique garden decor created with Modern Masters Texture Effects and Metal Effects | Artist: Allyce Lees

A bowling ball makes quite the starting point for this intriguing garden accent! Artist Allyce Lees used both Texture Effects to create the raised relief stenciling and finished with the Metal Effects Rust Patina. Mother Nature takes care to keep evolving its look!

Multi-color plaster wall finish in greys, beiges, and off-whites. Stunning troweled treatment by Organic Finishes with the Modern Masters Texture Effects.

Shawn Reeder of Organic Finishes custom tinted Texture Effects in various shades of khaki, brown, green, and grey to create a multi-hued smooth and abstract plaster finish. One tip he shares is to thin the Texture Effects with water for a more subtle coat during the troweled layers. Shawn shares that the finish proved a show-stopper and he still receives compliments on it to this day.

Plain pots elevated with tinted Texture Effects | Garden planter project by Finding Silver Pennies

A little interest is added to plain terracotta pots with lightly tinted Texture Effects sponged onto to the surface. Let dry and voila! The charmingly rustic project is by Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies.

DIY Art Canvas with a love quote created with Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Texture Effects | Project by Debbie Hayes

Embossed lettering is also possible with the Texture Effects and helped create a DIY Keepsake Lettered Canvas by Debbie Hayes. Our Pearl Metallic Paint was used to paint the canvas first and then the Texture Effects was troweled with a palette knife over a custom vinyl stencil printed with the chosen quote. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Are you buzzing with ideas with Texture Effects? Texture Effects can also be used to fill existing textures (orange peel and knock-down) and correct wall imperfections without shrinking or cracking during the drying process. It is self-priming and tintable, eliminating extra steps in the finish. It is also self-sealing, so once dry, it can be over-glazed without the worry of it absorbing the glaze. Head over to our Modern Masters website to find your local retailer and use Texture Effects for projects large and small. Be sure to pin these project ideas and share yours with us on social media using the #ModernMasters hashtag!

 

A Masterful Chinoiserie Mural

Stunning Chinoiserie Wall Mural painted with the help of Modern Masters products | Artistry by Sylvia T. Designs

Chinoiserie is a gorgeous art that always seems to be on trend. We recently spied master artist Sylvia Thompson, of Sylvia T. Designs, sharing an intriguing Chinoiserie mural commission on her Instagram and we followed its progress faithfully. We’ve previously featured Sylvia on our Modern Mastery series and jumped at the opportunity to feature another one of her gorgeous projects created with the help of several Modern Masters products.

Sketch for a Chinoiserie Mural | Modern Masters | Artist: Sylvia T. Designs

It all starts with a sketch. Sylvia shares, “We were commissioned to do decorative finish work as part of a renovation of an 18th century residence in the French Quarter of New Orleans. One aspect of our work was to design and paint a Chinoiserie mural along the walls of the dining room. This challenging mural encompasses the room and then winds up the stair finishing in the 2nd floor stair hall.”

Chinoiserie Mural in Progress | Sylvia T. Designs project feature on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Following the approved sketch, Sylvia started with an very light off-white gray base and began the preliminary drawings and used a background leaf stencil as the filler. This important work would provide the base for the Chinoiserie mural.

Adding Metallic Paint glazes to an ongoing Chinoiserie Mural by Sylvia T. Designs | Modern Masters Cafe Blog project feature

The Creation of a Chinoiserie Mural | Modern Masters Cafe Blog Feature | Project by Sylvia Thompson of Sylvia T. Designs

Sylvia used the Metallic Paint Collection along with the Wall Glazing Cream to help handpaint and finish the mural. The walls were given a soft pearlescent glaze with Oyster Metallic Paint. In addition to the Oyster, she also glazed Metallic Paint on top in layers using Nickel, English Brown, and Smoke. Mixtures of Pale Gold, Green Gold, Venetian Blue, Copper, Sashay Red, and Hunter Green were also used.

Chinoiserie Mural Detail by Sylvia T. Designs | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection and Wall Glazing Cream were used to create the stunning mural | Modern Masters Cafe Blog feature

Chinoiserie Mural Close-up | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection and Wall Glazing Cream were used by artist Sylvia Thompson of Sylvia T. Designs to help paint and finish the mural | Cafe Blog feature

Sylvia says, “Chinoiserie is making a comeback in the decorative arts due to its classic and timeless beauty. It is an European interpretation and imitation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions and it first began appearing in Europe in the 17th century. Now, it is traditionally hand painted wallpaper, which can be cost prohibitive. On this project, there is great depth and a soft glow in this particular space without being too overpowering. Moreover, the cost was less than half per square yard versus wallpaper. The handpainted design ensures a permanent lifespan of the mural that can be easily touched up and maintained, which can be difficult with wallpaper.”

Maquette of a Chinoiserie Mural | Project by Sylvia T. Designs using Modern Masters Metallic Paint and Glazing Cream | Cafe Blog feature

Gorgeous Chinoiserie Mural created and painted with the help of Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection and Glazing Cream | Stunning artistry by Sylvia Thompson of Sylvia T. Designs | Modern Masters Cafe Blog project feature

What stunning artistry! The mural has an elegant drama to it and creates incredible interest, all while connecting the dining room and adjacent stairwell. Sylvia concludes, “It was a pleasure to work with the designer and owner to capture the imagery, color, and overall feel of what was important to them. Modern Masters are “go-to” top quality products for me that helped produce the texture, feel, and depth that I desired in the mural.” Be sure to follow Sylvia’s artistic projects over on Instagram and if you’d like to read more on this project, head over to her blog. Thank you so much, Sylvia, for sharing your incredible project with us. If you’d like to find your local Modern Masters retailer, head to our Where To Buy page to find the products that will inspire your next project!

Winter Whites with Modern Masters

Fresh and Crisp Winter White Hues from Modern Masters | Metallic Paint, Matte Metallics, Venetian Plaster, Metallic Plaster, and Front Door Paint

Cozy winter whites are a part of carefully curated neutral spaces and they exude a warm, inviting warmth. Layering beautiful oyster, parchment, and sand colors from the Modern Masters product lines achieve beautiful and long-lasting results. Take a look at these gorgeous winter white projects that can help inspire your next update and bring these beautiful, stylish looks look to your space.

Coffered Ceiling created by Connie of Beautifaux with the help of the Modern Masters Venetian Plaster and Metallic Paint Collection | Winter White Project Inspiration

Connie from Beautifaux layered our Metallic Paint Collection and Venetian Plaster to add interest and depth to a beautiful coffered ceiling. So lovely.

Horizontal Metallic Plaster Wall Finish by decorative artist Caroline Lizarraga and team | Winter White Project Inspiration by Modern Masters

Decorative artist Caroline Lizarraga created a unique and fresh horizontal linear finish with various colors from our Metallic Plaster. The naturally luxurious space was designed by Elena Calabrese and featured in Rue Magazine.

Gold Rush Matte Metallic by Modern Masters used to highlight the trim of a contemporary dresser | Project by Centsational Style | Winter Whites with Modern Masters

Centsational Style used Gold Rush Matte Metallic on a contemporary dresser to add chic interest and subtle shimmer to the trim of a white painted dresser.

Gorgeous decorative wall finish with Modern Masters Metallic Plaster | Project by Decorative & Faux Finishes

Decorative & Faux Finishes used our Metallic Plasters to create a stunning embossed pattern plaster finish for a client’s walls. Don’t miss their other incredible Modern Masters projects, too!

Crocodile Embossed Pattern on Modern Masters Venetian Plaster | Project by Caroline Lizarraga and team | Photography by Catherine Nguyen

All white and so elegant! Caroline Lizarraga stuns again with a Venetian Plaster finish showcasing a crocodile patttern. Photography by Catherine Nguyen.

Inviting Front Door Painted with Modern Masters Front Door Paint with the ultimate fade resistance | Color: Hopeful | White Front Door | Winter White Project Inspo

Our Front Door Paint has 25 beautiful hues to choose from and each features the ultimate fade resistance. This cozy home showcases the color Hopeful white.

Oyster Metallic Paint from the Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Metallic Painted Dresser Project by Do Dodson Designs | Winter White Hues with Modern Masters

Oyster and Pearl White from our Metallic Paint Collection were used by Do Dodson Designs to paint a shimmery, elegant sideboard. Such a beautiful result!

Beautiful Decorative Painting Wall Sample finish by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. with the Metallic Plaster by Modern Masters and the Pennies Stencil by Wallovers

Mary Childs of Focal Points created a modern, scalloped wall treatment with our ShimmerStone and Metallic Paint Collection. Head to our website for the Shimmering Scales How-to Tutorial.

Stunning linen finish on walls by Stanger Projects | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Winter White Project Inspiration

Zebrawood linen horizontal stripes were painted by Stanger Projects with our Pearl Metallic Paint for this serene bedroom.

Winter whites are all about layering colors and these cool tones are anything but stark! We hope you’ve enjoyed their attainable luxe style. Be sure to visit our Modern Masters website for more on our product lines and share your projects with us on social media!