Modern Masters Classes and Workshops

Modern Masters Studio Classes List | Metallic Paints, Metal Effects Patinas, and More | How-to WorkshopsHere at Modern Masters, we’re frequently asked about workshops with our most popular product lines. There are many amazing studios that teach unique, fun, and informative classes and we’ve listed them below.

Fun Metal Effects Patina Worksop at Me & Mrs. Jones in Memphis, TN | Modern Masters Classes & Workshops List on the Blog

Photo: Metal Effects Workshop by Me & Mrs. Jones

Keep checking back as we’ll be continually updating the list! If you noticed that we missed one, please contact us with the studio name, website, and workshop calendar. We’ll take care of the rest!

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Garden Decor How-to: DIY Geometric Metallic Concrete Blocks

For this project, I took plain concrete blocks and updated them with Modern Masters products! You can adjust the patterns and metallic colors to create a custom look that suits your garden. It’s a fall  ‘block’buster! – Mary Childs, Focal Points

DIY Metallic Blocks with a Painted Geometric Design | How to Paint Concrete Blocks | Garden Decor Ideas from Modern Masters

SUPPLIES
INSTRUCTIONS

Painted Geometric and Metallic Concrete Blocks How-to | Modern Masters

Using SEAL-KRETE to prep concrete blocks for painting | Geometric Metallic Concrete Blocks DIY with Modern Masters Metallic Paints

Clean all blocks with warm soapy water, rinse, and allow to dry completely. Once fully dry, roll or brush on two coats of SEAL-KRETE onto all surfaces of each block, including the interior. Allow to dry according to product instructions.

DIY Geometric Metallic Concrete Blocks How-to | Modern Masters Metallic Paints

Creating a geometric pattern on concrete blocks and painting them with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | DIY Painted and Patterned Concrete Block How-to

How to Paint and Pattern Concrete Blocks for Your Garden | Modern Masters DIY

Create a two-color design pattern that suits your personality and style. Sketch the design onto each block with a pencil and tape off as needed.

Painting Concrete Blocks with Modern Masters Metallic Paints and a Geometric Pattern | DIY Tutorial on the Modern Masters Blog

DIY Metallic Geometric Concrete Blocks | Modern Masters Metallic Paints | How-to Tutorial

Paint the main area of the design and one side of each block with two coats of Black Pearl Metallic Paint. Let dry 30 minutes.

Modern Masters Metallic Paints help transform plain concrete blocks into stunning garden decor | Step-by-step DIY Tutorial

Metallic Geometric Succulent Garden Planters from Plain Concrete Blocks | Modern Masters How-to

DIY Geometric Metallic Concrete Blocks | Transform plain blocks into beautiful outdoor succulent garden planters | Modern Masters Metallic Paints

Next, tape off as needed for the second color. Paint your designated areas of each block with two coats of Copper Penny Metallic Paint. Let dry 30 minutes.

Creating gorgeous painted concrete blocks with Modern Masters Metallic Paints and a geometric pattern | DIY Succulent Planters How-to

For continued outdoor protection, apply two coats of MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat and let dry fully.

DIY Geometric Metallic Concrete Blocks | Garden Decor DIY with Modern Masters

Transform plain concrete blocks with Modern Masters Metallic Paints! How-to Tutorial.

Arrange the blocks in your preferred manner. I cut floral styrofoam to fit the square hole on on end, added small pebbles on top and arranged faux succulents on the pebbles spilling over the top of the concrete blocks. You can do the same or keep them as is. I hope you have fun personalizing this creative garden DIY by adding your own personal touches. The possibilities are endless!

From Plain to WOW! Concrete Blocks get an amazing transformation to gorgeous outdoor planters with Modern Masters products | DIY How-to

Geometric Metallic Concrete Blocks | DIY How-to Paint Concrete Blocks | Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Succulent Planter Ideas

The Metallic Geometric Concrete Blocks 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.

Stunning Silver Hued Wall Finishes

Our Metallic Paint Collection helps cast a beautiful glow and decorative painters have used many of the elegant colors in our palette to enhance their decorative finishes. Silver is a timeless classic and we’ve recently spied a few wall treatments using and inspired by this alluring hue.
Beautiful linear wall finish by Ariana Hoffman Artisans | Stunning Silver-Toned Wall Finishes | Modern Masters Metallic Paint

The decorative artisans of Ariana Hoffman & Co. are always creating gorgeous, modern finishes. This linear beauty is no exception and was created with the help of both the Silver Metallic Paint and the Tintable Glaze.

A soft silver metallic wall finish makes a beautiful background for a dining room | Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Gorgeous project by Faux Houston | Stunning Silvery Wall Finishes

The versatile Faux Houston firm tackles all manner of projects and frequently use our products, including our Metallic Paint. Here, soft silver tones make for a neutral and elegant background for a dining room.

Stenciling and Cabinet Painting & Glazing with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Beautiful bath wall and cabinetry project by Janells Designs | Silver Wall Treatments

What a sophisticated bath! The work is by Janells Designs and she used our Metallic Paints to stencil the wall finish and also to add a little luster to the bath cabinetry.

Chic Paris-isnpired Girls Room by Jess Kollar of Kollar Creations | Eiffel Tower and Metallics | Stunning Silvery Wall Treatments featured in the Modern Masters Blog

Artist Jessica Kollar of Kollar Creations created a Paris-inspired girls room that any girl would love to have! She used both our Pewter and Platinum Metallic Paint to help create the  Eiffel Tower over a Pearl White Metallic Paint glaze background finish. A little glitter added another dose of dazzling shimmer. Très chic!

Beautiful Leaf and Metallic Wall Finish by Leslie Albritton of LA Custom Art | Stunning Silver Inspired Wall Finishes Feature by Modern Masters

Wow! This show-stopping finish was created by Leslie Albritton of LA Custom Art. She shares that she used both silver and gold leaf along with our Silver, Pearl White, and Pale Gold Metallic Paint to help create this gorgeous treatment.

Trompe L'oeil Pyramid Squares with soft metallic glazes enhance a bedroom | Creative finish by NYC artist Ramona Schatzer | Stunning Silver Hued Wall Finishes feature by Modern Masters

Artist Ramona Schatzer shared this amazing room on Instagram and we were floored by the intricate trompe l’oeil pyramid pattern she created with the help of our Metallic Paints. Incroyable!

We hope you enjoyed these beautiful rooms with finishes that shine with our Metallic Paint. Each of the talented artists created unforgettable spaces and we love them all! Have you thought of incorporating precious metals into your home?

DIY Event Decor: Stationery and Paper Elements

Hand-painted touches, watercolor effects, and printing with metallics are some of the hottest trends in invitations. Artisan techniques like letterpress and the ethereal quality of watercolor are making their way back into the forefront of the print industry, but with a contemporary vibe that combines the traditional artistry of old world methods with more modern, edgy design themes. Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint guides us through a Modern Masters DIY project that brings these chic trends right to your event.

DIY Wedding and Event Invites How-to | Enhance your paper elements with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

As a decorative artist who also designs stationery and ensembles for the wedding industry, I’m always looking for unique ways to merge my passion for paper and paint to create unique invitations for my clients that set the tone for their special events.

Some printing processes that incorporate metallic inks can get quite expensive, especially if only a small quantity is required. Using the Metallic Paint Collection, I created a few variations of an abstractly hand-painted invitation ensemble with a modern coastal-boho vibe that would be perfect for a small fall wedding, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, engagement party, and more.

SUPPLIES
  • Modern Masters Metallic Paint in the colors Sapphire, Copper Penny, and Pale Gold
  • Invitations, menus, and place cards printed on thick card stock. I used Avon Brilliant White card-stock by Neenah Classic Crest in 110 lb. cover. These invitations and paper elements were printed digitally (color laser), but inkjet printing works just as well, although you may have to go with a lighter card-stock such as a 65 lb. or 80 lb. cover. Check with your printer’s capabilities before running card-stock through
  • Accent card-stock in Lapiz Lazuli metallic blue by Stardream, along with assorted pocket-fold enclosures, envelopes, envelope liners, by Envelopments, and craft paper boxes
  • Plastic bowls or food storage containers for mixing paints. It’s best if the containers have a lid so you can custom mix the colors in a larger quantity and use them later for other items such as menus, place-cards, etc.
  • Assorted paint brushes (I prefer inexpensive nylon brushes available in sets at craft stores and a few 2” chip brushes)
  • Craft paper or a drop cloth for your work surface

INSTRUCTIONS

DIY Event and Wedding Invites and Paper Ensembles | How-to Tutorial by Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint with Modern Masters Metallic Paints

Prep your work space with craft paper or a drop cloth. Design and print your invitation, menus, place-cards allowing enough space on the top/bottom or sides to paint. I chose a simple layout with a clean  san-serif font (Gill Sans) for all the main invitation wording, with a handwriting style font (Adelicia Script) to make the bride and groom’s names stand out. Set up the print with crop marks so you know how to trim the stock down after the paint has dried. I tried a few different sizes, shapes, and layouts: landscape/portrait/hexagon in sizes to fit standard envelope or enclosure sizes: 5” X 7”, 6” X 9” and 7” X 7”. The color scheme for this ensemble was rose gold, dark blue, off-white, with touches of copper, gold, and ivory.

DIY Wedding Invites and Paper Ensembles with Metallic Paint | How to by Love Paper Paint | Modern Masters

DIY Wedding Invites and Paper Ensembles with Metallic Paint | How to by Love Paper Paint | Modern Masters

Dilute a few tablespoons of Sapphire with water in the plastic container. The consistency should be watery and thin, like mixing watercolor pigments. You can experiment with the consistency and test out your brushing technique on the craft paper work surface before painting directly onto the invitation papers.

Go through and paint the Sapphire watercolor on all other cards and components, such as the menus, insert cards (reply card, map/directions card), and the place-cards (if you have the names of the guests attending). Allow the paint to dry completely. If you notice that the moisture of the paint makes the paper curl or warp, you can lay a heavy book or blocks over the stack of cards (once they’re close to dry) to flatten the cards out. You can also slip scrap paper, paper towels or craft paper in between each card to prevent the paint from transferring to the back of the other cards when stacked.

DIY Wedding Invites and Paper Ensembles with Metallic Paint | How to by Love Paper Paint | Modern Masters

DIY Wedding Invites and Paper Ensembles with Metallic Paint | How to by Love Paper Paint | Modern Masters

Using a 2” chip brush, dip it lightly into the Sapphire watercolor mixture and then drag the brush across the paper to create a brushstroke effect. The beauty of using Metallic Paint is that even though the effect looks like watercolor, you can see shimmer and sparkle in the areas with a higher saturation of the paint.  It makes each and every card that’s hand-painted uniquely one-of-a-kind.

DIY Event and Wedding Invites and Paper Ensembles with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | How-to by Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint

DIY Event and Wedding Invites and Paper Ensembles with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | How-to by Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint

DIY Event and Wedding Invites and Paper Ensembles with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | How-to by Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint

DIY Event and Wedding Invites and Paper Ensembles with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | How-to by Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint

 

Mix equal parts Copper Penny with Pale Gold in a plastic container to create a custom mix shade of Rose Gold. Set up a production line and paint all the accents with the Rose Gold custom mix over the dried Sapphire watercolor. This should go very quickly since it’s just a quick, light brushstroke per card.  The goal is to make it look natural and gestural, and not overworked or contrived. These images show the different formats and sizes I tried out for the invitation cards, as well as the menus and place-cards.

Adding custom Metallic Paint touches to Event and Wedding Invites | DIY Paper Ensembles by Love Paper Paint | Modern Masters

Adding custom Metallic Paint touches to Event and Wedding Invites | DIY Paper Ensembles by Love Paper Paint | Modern Masters

While the invitation cards and other components are drying, you can work on the envelope liners and accent stock. Using the Sapphire paint (not diluted, just straight from the jar), lightly dry brush over the envelope liner paper. After it dries, dry brush the Rose Gold custom mix. Dry Brush the Rose Gold mix over the Lapiz metallic card stock. I also painted some craft boxes with the Rose Gold paint as an option for mailing the invitations. Once these are dry, the envelope liners can be used to line the mailing envelopes and the Lapiz card stock can be cut to use as an accent layer behind the invite card and response card.

DIY Boho Wedding and Event Invites and Paper Elements by Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint | Modern Masters

Create your own custom wedding and event invites, menus, envelopes, place cards and more with this Modern Masters Metallic Paint How-to by Love Paper Paint

Create your own custom wedding and event invites, menus, envelopes, place cards and more with this Modern Masters Metallic Paint How-to by Love Paper Paint

Fall Boho Wedding Invites and Paper Elements DIY | Stunningly Chic How-to by Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint - you won't believe it's a DIY! | Modern Masters

Create Your Own Wedding Invites and Paper Ensembles with this DIY Tutorial using Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Love Paper Paint shares her step-by-step process and you can customize it with your own wedding and event color scheme!

Once the papers are dry, trim according to crop marks and assemble for mailing.  The Modern Masters Metallic Paints are brilliant and shimmery, and are sure to grab attention when your guests unveil the invitation from the envelope or box.

Wedding and Event Table Decor with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | DIY by Love Paper Paint

DIY Table Decor with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint

Once you start receiving responses and have a head count of attendees, you can use the Sapphire and Rose Gold mixture to embellish items for your table décor.  For instance, I drybrushed the Rose Gold metallic mixture on the wooden charger plates and brushed Sapphire Metallic Paint on the table napkins. Modern Masters Metallic Paints are fantastic to use for any event DIY!

The Event Invites and Paper Elements DIY is by Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint. She is a Southern California Decorative Painter, Muralist and Artist, who also designs gorgeous custom stationery and invitations. In addition to their foodie adventures, Katie’s family (including her creative husband and two artsy boys), are Star Wars & comic-book enthusiasts who dabble in cosplay, love to visit art museums and cultural events, as well as run races and explore San Diego’s many scenic trails and beaches.

DIY Event Decor: Hanging Metallic Picture Frames

There are many ways to add beautiful exterior decor accents when planning for an outdoor wedding. One idea is using Modern Masters products to customize hanging picture frames on the trees. They add interest, color, and serve well as an impromptu photo booth, too! Get the step by step DIY from pro decorative painter Mary Childs. 

Chic Hanging Wedding Frame DIY for Outdoor Wedding Decor | Modern Masters

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INSTRUCTIONS

Painting a Metallic Frame for DIY Wedding Decor | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection and Matte Metallics

DIY Wedding Frame Decor | Photobooth Project for an Outdoor Wedding | Modern Masters How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Dry brush two (2) coats of Smoke Metallic Paint over the surface of the large ornamental frame. Be sure to leave about 30 – 40% of the background color showing through. Let dry 30 minutes between layers.

DIY Outdoor Wedding Decor | Paint Picture Frames for Hanging on a Tree for a Chic and Fun Photo Opp for your Wedding Guests | Metallic Paint and Matte Metallics by Modern Masters | How-to Tutorial

Create Custom Matte Metallic Paint Colors for endless DIY Project Possibilities | How-to Wedding Frame Decor | Modern Masters

Mix 1/4 teaspoon Golden Sienna Glazing Cream Color and 1/4 teaspoon Magenta Glazing Cream Color into 8 ounces of Oyster Matte Metallic.

Painting a Thrift Store Picture Frame find into a stunning and oh-so-pretty Hanging Frame Decor for a Wedding | Modern Masters

Brush the custom mixed color over the raised areas of the ornamental frame. Repeat until desired color is achieved.

DIY Pictures Frames Painted with Matte Metallic and Metallic Paints by Modern Masters | How-to for Outdoor Wedding Decor | Pink and Grey Black Color Scheme | Outdoor Wedding Ideas | Hanging Tree Picture Frames

 

DIY Hanging Picture Frames for an Outdoor Wedding | Photo Booth Alternates for Weddings | Modern Masters Tutorial

I chose to coat the two smaller frames completely with the custom Metallic Paint color to create contrast between the frames. Let dry 30 minutes between layers.

DIY Event Decor | Create Super Easy, Fast and Beautiful Metallic Hanging Picture Frames for Outdoor Wedding Decor | Modern Masters Matte Metallics and Metallic Paints | How-to Tutorial

I added initials, a few flowers, and hanging crystals with a hot glue gun to add some interest to my frames. Hang your beautiful frames with your preferred ribbons and you are done! I hope you have fun personalizing this creative DIY Wedding project by adding your own personal touches. The possibilities are endless.

The Hanging Frames 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.

Quickly and Easily Transform Your Front Door

A new coat of paint can make a world of difference and this is especially true of a front door makeover. It not only enhances your the look of your home, but also provides your family and guests with a warm welcome. Painting a front door used to require quite a bit of effort – and sometimes that effort was for naught when faced with fading paint within the year. Enter Front Door Paint by Modern Masters, now available at Hobby Lobby. The water base formula is easy to use, quick to dry, and enhanced with Never Fade Technology. Take a look at these inspiring projects we’ve found for you!

Non Fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters in the color Tranquil | Available now at Hobby Lobby nationwide

This cool and collected color is called Tranquil. It’s a chic hue that brightens any entryway!

Beautiful entrance and front door painted with non fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters with the color Elegant black and a shot of Ambitious Red | Modern Masters

This beautiful entrance was painted by 11 Magnolia Lane using the color Elegant black with a fun shot of Ambitious red on the side. Very unique and creative!

Modern Masters non fade Front Door Paint in the color Playful | Purple Front Door | Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

This front door has a great shot of color courtesy of our Front Door Paint in the color Playful. The project is by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky and she shared a step-by-step front door makeover tutorial.

Patio Transformation includes a front door redo with non fade Front Door Paint in the color Fortunate | Lime Green Front Door | Project by Bella Tucker

Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes provides professional decorative painting services in Nashville and when it came to updating their own front porch, they used none other than Front Door Paint for the entrance. The color is called Fortunate and makes a gorgeous color counterpoint to the beautiful neutrals of the home color and stenciled patio floor.

Blue Front Door created with non fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters in the color Calm | Project by Albion Gould

The front door makeover by Albion Gould certainly says Welcome! in many ways. The rich hue is called Calm.

Front Door Paint by Modern Masters is now available at Hobby Lobby nationwide and online. You can pick up a jar in your favorite color and update your door in a matter of hours. It’s the perfect quick and easy weekend project!

9 Projects to Pin this Summer

9 Beautiful Projects to Pin for the Summer | DIY Ideas and Inspiration | Modern Masters

It’s Summertime! To all of us at Modern Masters, that means sun, wind, sand…and the promise of new projects! We looked high and low for great summer ideas everywhere to share with you (including our own Pinterest!) and put them together in this handy list. Best of all, you can PIN them for now for later. Are you ready? Let’s do this!

Front Door Makeover by Ashley Harris Home | Non fade Modern Masters Front Door Paint in the color Playful | 9 Beautiful Projects to Pin this Summer

Ashley Harris Home created a warm and inviting entrance when she decided on a front door makeover project. She used our non fade Front Door Paint in the color Playful. Doesn’t it look incredible?

Gorgeous crackled dresser by Au Fait Farmhouse | Crackle for Latex Paint by Modern Masters | 9 Gorgeous Projects to Pin for the Summer

We swooned when we saw the gorgeous crackled dresser by Au Fait Farmhouse. They used our Crackle for Latex Paint in between paint layers to help create this finish. Be sure to check out their other beautiful furniture projects!

Antique store Pier Mirror find transformed with the help of Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Edith & Evelyn Vintage | 9 Projects to Pin for the Summer

Edith & Evelyn Vintage found a forgotten vintage Pier mirror in a cramped antique store – what a find! They painted it with our Olympic Gold Metallic Paint and then aged it. Check out their blog for more on the mirror transformation.

DIY Rust Cans by Seeking Lavendar Lane | Modern Masters Metal Effects | 9 Creative Projects to Pin this Summer

Want an easy and beautiful Herb Garden DIY with patinas? You got it! Seeking Lavender Lane took ordinary vegetable cans and rusted them with our Metal Effects Rust Kit. So creative!

Stenciled Wall with Metallic Paints | Royal Design Studio Stencil and Silver Metallic Paint | Beautiful project by Sue Benyo | 9 Projects to Pin this Summer

Decorative Artist and Muralist Sue Benyo has a studio in Northport, NY. Using a Royal Design Studio Stencil and our Silver Metallic Paint, she created an amazing stenciled accent wall that is all glam and style.

Coastal Inspired Patinated Starfish | Verdigris and Rust Decor Accents by Decorative Artist Patricia Presto | 9 Projects to Pin this Summer

We’ve profiled Atlanta, GA artist Patricia Presto of On the Surface Design on our Modern Mastery series and we’re always so happy to see her beautiful projects. Even though she tackles large decorative paint projects, she’s also extremely adept at the smaller ones, including these coastal inspired starfish decor accents created with our Metal Effects. It’s the perfect way to remember all the fun and sun in the beach this summer!

Seashell Tile Coasters DIY with Modern Masters Metal Effects Patinas | Coastal Decor Ideas | 9 Projects to Pin this Summer

Table and Hearth took tile, seashell patterned cork, and our Metal Effects Green Patina Kit to create these chic and beach inspired tile coasters. A fast, easy and oh-so-pretty DIY table decor that’ll delight your guests!

Non fade pretty garden markers for your flowers, herb garden, vegetables and more | Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | 9 Projects to Pin this Summer

Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky created super pretty, brightly colored and non fade garden markers with our Front Door Paint for her vegetable garden – though you could easily adapt this idea for your herbs, flowers, and more.

Non Fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters in the color Happy | Yellow Front Door | Project by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | 9 Projects to Pin this Summer

Summer is all about the warm and happy vibes! This vibrant yellow front door makes for a welcoming entrance during the warmer months while adding a dose of sunshine during the colder months. Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. picked the color Happy from our non fade Front Door Paint line for this beautiful front door update.

Aren’t these  great summer project ideas? Go ahead and pin away – and be sure to follow us on Pinterest, too! We’ll be sure to keep sharing more amazing Modern Masters ideas and inspiration with you so stay tuned!

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Fourth of July DIY: Metallic Faux Firework Sparklers

It’s time to fire up your Fourth of July with Stars & Stripes! Decorative Artist Mary Childs  shares a Modern Masters DIY Metallic Faux Sparklers with lots of Independence Day flair.

DIY Stars & Stripes Metallic Sparklers | Fourth of July Decor How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Blog

SUPPLIES
  • Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Oyster, Venetian Blue, Sashay Red, and Silver
  • 2″ PVC Plumbing tubes. My local hardware store cut my tubes into assorted sizes: 4″, 6″, 8″, and 10″.
  • 220 Grit Sandpaper
  • Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3® Primer Spray
  • 1″ and 2″ Brushes and a 1/2″ Stencil Brush
  • 1″ Blue Painters Tape
  • Star Stencil
  • Styrofoam
  • 1/2″ thick white rope
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Bang, Boom, and Pop sticky letters. Mine were created with a Cricut.
  • Clean Rags and Newspaper
INSTRUCTIONS

How to Create Metallic Faux Sparklers with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Fourth of July DIY by Focal Points, Inc.

Cover your working area with the newspaper. Lightly sand all tubes, including the ends. Wipe all tubes with a clean, damp rag to remove any sanding dust and let dry. Spray all the tubes with the primer and let dry overnight.

DIY Metallic Faux Sparklers for Independence Day Decor | How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Metallic Paints

Use the 2″ brush to paint each tube with 2 – 3 coats of Oyster Metallic Paint. Let dry 30 minutes between layers and allow to fully dry after the last opaque layer.

DIY How-to: Metallic Faux Sparklers for Fourth of July Events | Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. for the Modern Masters Blog

Modern Masters Venetian Blue Metallic Paint | DIY Metallic Faux Sparklers for Independence Day Decor | How-to by Focal Points, Inc.

Fourth of July DIY Decor | Faux Table Sparklers with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Step-by-Step from Focal Points, Inc.

Modern Masters Sashay Red Metallic Paint helps create Metallic Faux Sparklers for the 4th of July | How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Blog

As you’re doing several of these, please feel free to vary up the patterns to taste! Tape off all areas to be painted Venetian Blue Metallic Paint or the Sashay Red Metallic Paint and be sure to burnish all taped edges so that no paint leaks through. Apply 2 – 3 coats of your first Metallic Paint color with the 1″ brush. Let dry 30 minutes between coats and allow the final opaque layer to dry at least 2 hours. Repeat this same process with the second Metallic Paint color of choice.

DIY Metallic Faux Firefork Sparklers for any Fourth of July Event | Independence Day How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. on the Modern Masters Blog

Stenciling Stars with Metallic Paint by Modern Masters | Faux Firework Sparklers How-to by Focal Points, Inc. for the Modern Masters Blog

Position the star stencil over the Venetian Blue Metallic Paint and tape in place. Stencil the design with the stencil brush and the Silver Metallic Paint. Repeat until desired pattern is achieved. Let dry 30 minutes.

How to Create Stars & Stripes Faux Firework Sparklers for the Fourth of July | Paint DIY by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Metallic Paints

DIY Metallic Faux Fireworks Sparklers by Mary Childs | Modern Masters Blog

Fill one end of each tube with a piece of styrofoam and hot glue into place. Apply a piece of the rope to the center of the styrofoam and glue into place. (This will be your ‘fuse’!) Paint the fuse base the either with the Venetian Blue Metallic Paint or Sashay Red Metallic Paint. Take your Bang, Pop, and Boom letters and arrange them on your desired pieces. Artfully arrange your decor pieces for your Fourth of July event and enjoy!

Fourth of July DIY Decor How-to: Metallic Stars & Stripes Sparklers | Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

The Metallic Faux Sparklers Independence Day 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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Front Door Paint in HGTV Magazine!

HGTV Magazine Cover July/August 2017 | Modern Masters non fade Front Door Paint Feature

We are so excited to see our non fade Front Door Paint featured in the July/August 2017 issue of one of our fave DIY magazines, HGTV. In the Come on In! feature, the Front Door of the Month is painted the Fortunate green hue from our color palette. It’s a gorgeous shade for summer – and since it’s weather-resistant, it’s perfect all year round as well!

Non fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters is the Front Door of the Month for HGTV Magazine | Modern Masters Blog

Pick up this issue today to see the feature as well as many other amazing projects and inspired ideas. Thank you, HGTV!

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Fourth of July DIY: Starry Lights

There’s nothing like a sizzling Fourth of July, complete with fireworks and festive decorations to celebrate. This Independence Day project with Modern Masters Metallic Paints is easy, and especially fun to do with kids. You can even re-use your Christmas Lights! – Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

DIY Fourth of July Starry Lights Vase | Modern Masters Metallic Paints How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky

SUPPLIES
  • Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Sashay Red, Venetian Blue, and Pearl White
  • Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer for All Surfaces
  • 3 Inexpensive Glass Vases, like those from a dollar store
  • Lots of stick on stars. You can also make these on a Cricut.
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Newspaper or Plastic to protect your project area
  • Mini-light strands, preferably in white
  • Optional: Artificial flowers

INSTRUCTIONS

How to Create Starry Lighted Painted Vases for the Fourth of July | 4th of July DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Blog

Before you begin, remove any labels on the vases, then wash in soapy water and dry. Add star stickers to each vase, in any pleasing pattern. Make sure the edges are tight to the glass to prevent paint from seeping underneath.

Priming and Painting with Metallics on a Glass Vase | Fourth of July Holiday DIY Decor Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metallic Paints

Paint 2 coats of the Zinsser primer on each vase. Let dry according to manufacturer’s instructions.

How to Paint Metallic Paint on Glass | Starry Lights Fourth of July Holiday DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Blog

Paint 2 – 3 coats of each the Sashay Red, Venetian Blue, and Pearl White Metallic Paint on the vases to achieve full coverage. Let dry completely between coats.

Creating Painted Starry Lights Vases with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | How to DIY Tutorial by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

Carefully remove the stickers.

How to Create Starry Lights Vases for Independence Day | Modern Masters Blog | DIY Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

Adult-only step. Artfully arrange the lights inside and outside the vases, along with the optional artificial flowers, to create a lovely vignette during the day with a shimmery glow at night as you wait for the Independence Day fireworks. We hope you enjoy this Fourth of July DIY!

Using Modern Masters Metallic Paints in Sashay Red, Venetian Blue, and Pearl White to create gorgeous Starry Lights Vases for Independence Day | Modern Masters DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky

Starry Lights Vases DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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