Our Modern Masters family wishes you the happiest of holidays!
Our Modern Masters family wishes you the happiest of holidays!
2017 has been a banner year with decorative finish projects from both professionals and DIYers alike! It started in January when designer Young Huh wrote Why You Should Reconsider Faux Finishes in Architectural Digest to more recently faux finishes being ‘In’ by Country Living. We’ve seen decorative plaster finishes featured more in online articles and on magazine covers, too. Modern Masters products have been used for many beautiful decorative paint projects this year and we’d like to share some of the hottest social shares with you.
FRONT DOOR PAINT
Ashley Harris Home painted a stunning front door makeover with our Front Door Paint in the color Playful purple. It’s an unexpected and yet oh-so-welcoming color. The bonus is the ultimate fade resistance our Front Door Paint offers. It’ll look fantastic for years!
Bright colors such as Happy yellow and Tranquil blue (pictured) were popular this year for front doors – and we love it! They make for a fun and inviting entrance for homeowners and guests alike.
METALLIC PLASTER + VENETIAN PLASTER
Decorative artist Tracy Wade Design used our Metallic Plaster in the color Tungsten over pewter foil, followed by a Black Pearl Metallic Paint glaze, for this truly unique master bedroom wall finish. Many of our fans and followers were completely taken with the contemporary finish!
A dining room decorative plaster wall finish by Linda Gale Boyles of Southern Inspirations was a hit with many of you! She used three custom tinted Venetian Plaster hues troweled over a bronze foil that was already applied to the wall. It was then glazed with a dark brown. Linda worked with Interior Designer Amy Wagner for this project.
METALLIC PAINT COLLECTION
Interior Designer Toni Crockett designed a chic and sophisticated ceiling for her client, which was painted and stenciled by VKMSL using our Metallic Paint Collection. So important to never forget the fifth wall – the ceiling!
Everyone loved this finish when shared on Instagram! It was created with the help of multiple Metallic Paint Collection colors, such as Silver, Pearl White, and Pale Gold, by decorative artist Leslie Albritton of LA Custom Art.
Metal Effects was very popular this year for multiple surfaces like walls, ceilings, decor accents, and of course, furniture. This was one of the most popular project shares and it featured the Green Patina finish by Marcotte’s Design in Largo, FL.
Decorative artist Heather Jozak was featured in our Modern Mastery series and shared this stunning Metal Effects wall finish using all three patinas. Many fans and followers continue to be charmed by the project collaboration with interior designer Robert Jenny.
Were some of your faves this year included? Did you discover new ones? We hope you’ve been inspired by the truly creative artists who have shared their projects with us. We are also honored to see the endlessly inventive ways both professionals and homeowners alike use our Modern Masters products and can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2018!
The secret to a glamorous painted furniture piece is Metallic Paint. Whether using the understated beauty of Oyster or Pearl White Metallic Paints or the stunning beauty of Sapphire Metallic Paint, each color in our Metallic Paint Collection adds a jewel-like quality to the finished result. Read on to see a few creative projects we’ve spied – and don’t forget to pin these inspired furniture pieces!
Talented furniture painter Do Dodson Designs used our Oyster and Pearl White to create a shimmery yet elegant finish for a client’s sideboard. Beautiful styling, too.
Pat Rios of The Wood Spa is a fan of our Metallic Paint Collection and used several colors, including Sapphire, Pewter, and Black Pearl, to enhance the design details of a Jacobean buffet. She also used the Silver Metallic Paint to update the hardware. What a stunning piece.
Design & DIY ninja Leigh Ann Allaire of Canada’s Cityline TV shares this stunning piece that was inspired by fashion! The projects for the Homeshow Toronto “Upcycle Challenge” had to be fashion inspired and she was excited to flex some haute couture DIY muscle. She selected a metallic geometric catwalk look and totally transformed a sticker covered dresser into a chic, stylish beauty with the help of our Metallic Paints.
Stephanie Coon loves rehabbing furniture pieces and her studio’s name, Rehab to Fab, reflects that. Here she used our Pale Gold Metallic Paint to add beautiful distressed details to an ornate jewelry armoire. If you’d like to see more pics, head over to her Facebook page.
A navy blue buffet sideboard has the embossed scroll pattern highlighted by our Gold Rush Metallic Paint. Lovely! The painted furntiure project is by creative customer Pamela Field.
This beauty was painted with our Champagne Metallic Paint and exudes a charming sophistication. The project is by the talented Gray Gardens Designs.
Reinvintaged by Jo uses our Metallic Paints quite a bit in all her projects and we love seeing them! This coffee table has our Copper Metallic Paint painted on the hammered metal insets. So lovely and striking against the black!
This softly distressed dresser is by Alicia of Revive in Style. Alicia used several custom colored metallic shades to add lush, shimmery details along the tops and bottom of the piece as well as drybrushing over the ornate details.
It’s easy to incorporate these sophisticated details with both our Metallic Paint Collection and Matte Metallics. Whether you prefer golds, coppers, silvers, or other hues, the metallic shimmer will give a polished look to all your projects. Each Metallic Paint color can be used as an overall coat, an accent color, and also be used to highlight ornamental details and hardware. We look forward to seeing how YOU use our Metallic Paints!
‘Tis the season for handmade holiday gifts and decor! Here at Modern Masters, we love seeing seasonal projects and wanted to share some of our favorite ideas with you!
This fun Stenciled Pillow DIY was created with our Metallic Paint Collection. We used polka dots and let loose our inner Scrooge but since the project is so versatile, you can easily feature your own favorite patterns and holiday quotes, too!
Our Matte Metallics light up a hand painted winter village with a subtle glow. The Matte Metallics work well on wood and look beautiful during the day and in the evening glow as well. The lovely project is by Centsational Style.
This decorative DIY Birch Tree Glass for your holiday decor is sure to charm your guests! Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky created the winter wonderland on glass with our ShimmerStone plaster and Black Pearl Metallic Paint.
Kate of Centsational Style used our Matte Metallics to create a brushstroke pattern on her DIY Handpainted Staircase Stockings. Such a warm and beautiful look!
Are you inspired by these holiday decor ideas with Modern Masters? We are – and are looking forward to seeing yours! Use the #ModernMasters hashtag or tag us to share your projects with us. To find your nearest local retailer, head to the Where to Buy section on our website. Happy Holidays!
Our Modern Masters family wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving filled with food, family, and friends!
Artists use many Modern Masters products to create extraordinary works of art. One artist we began seeing beautiful work from is Britt Hallowell of Britt Hallowell Studios. She uses our Metal Effects patinas to create a timeworn look for her modern-day canvases.We’re pleased to feature her for our Modern Mastery series.
Britt Hallowell shares that art was always her true passion – she just had to find it! “I was destined to be an artist. My childhood revolved around art and crafts of every nature, but I’m a very practical person and I didn’t think that being “an artist” would afford me being able to pay the bills,” she explains. “So I went to college for deaf studies and worked in different fields, but art was always there for me.” Then fate came calling. “One year I asked for paint supplies for Christmas and that started me down a whirlwind path I never would have expected. I started out just painting for friends and family, then opened an Etsy shop and started selling a few paintings online, then I made the big leap of doing an art festival, and it was there that I was hooked! That first show I sold 18 originals, won Best of Show, and was selected by the owners of the Melting Pot at Easton Town Center to put 24 more originals in their restaurant. Now I’m blessed to do my passion as my sole career. For the past 7 years, I have traveled the country participating in art shows and selling my original paintings to collectors around the world.”
Revering Tembo with a background of the Metal Effects Rust Patina
What is your go-to Modern Masters product and/or color?
Ever since I found the Metal Effects by Modern Masters, I use them and the Rust Activator/Green Patina in pretty much every painting I create!
Britt produces singular and triptych pieces in custom sizes.
How has Modern Masters enhanced your business?
The Metal Effects opened up a whole new world for my paintings. I love seeing how the reactive paints will rust and patina. It’s actually rather addictive watching the paintings change before my very eyes – literally the only time it’s fun to watch paint dry. It also presents a challenge as I never know what I’ll get, and that is exciting to stretch the confines of what you are given. There is something so beautiful about taking rust – something that most people try to prevent – and turning it into a work of art that people want to look at every day. Another interesting aspect is that nothing can ever really be duplicated. Everything from humidity, temperature and the shape of my boards will impact one painting from the next. I love knowing the every single painting is absolutely a one of a kind.
An Untameable Heart with the Metal Effects Rust Finish
I have recently published my first children’s book called What Makes You Special?. It’s a story, written and illustrated by myself, to encourage kids that it’s ok to be unique. We don’t all fit the same mold, and it’s our differences that make us who we are. I am first and foremost a Mom. My daughter and my art define me. I was inspired to create this story after I painted my original painting titled Wishing on Stars: The Unicorn of the Seas, featuring Little Narwhal, the hero of the story. Being a bit of an “ugly duckling” as a kid and having a daughter of my own now, I am increasingly concerned with the amount of bullying children are enduring and how harsh society can be to those who do not conform to its standards. If even one child reads this book and feels encouraged that he or she does not need to change who they are, then the book has been a success. I’m currently working on a second book that will teach kids to explore their own unique talents and do what they love. The illustrations in this book will feature Modern Masters Metal Effects.
What is the most inspiring space or place you have visited?
Definitely Kenya. I don’t think it’s possible to go to Africa without leaving part of your heart there. That’s why I think so many of my paintings reflect African animals. I’ve also been to Ireland and Alaska. Next on the bucket list is Thailand, China, Peru and hopefully Antarctica one day.
Serengeti Rockstar with the Metal Effects Rust Patina
Isn’t her artistry incredible? We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing her stunning works. Be sure to view more on her Britt Hallowell Studios website and, of course, keep up with her on Facebook and Instagram. Many thanks to Britt for sharing her art, knowledge, and love of Modern Masters with us. Stay inspired, everyone!
Copper is having a moment and looks to still be a strong color in design for 2018. It’s no wonder, of course, as the metallic hue is both warm and alluring. The soft and reflective glow of Copper is also one that is easily adaptable into any decor scheme and works well with organic elements, such as wood and marble, and colors such as blush and gray. We’ve spied a few beautiful Modern Masters projects evoking this luxe metallic shade and thought to share them with you.
This beautiful faux copper range hood was created by Atlanta, GA based decorative artist Patricia Presto of On the Surface Design. She used our Metallic Paint Collection to help create the stunning finish in this showhouse kitchen. Photography by Mary Powell.
New York City-based Interior decorator Bailey Li incorporated several shades of golds and coppers in this funky, vibrant, and colorful space for a fashionably bohemian client.
Paint and paper artist Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint used Copper Penny Metallic Paint to enhance the mason jars, chargers, table runner, and even the menu of this beautiful wedding event table. Gorgeous!
Cheryl Luckett of Dwell by Cheryl in Charlotte, NC, used a coppers, golds, and burnt orange color scheme to create a ‘wow’ dining room space for a client. The client was particularly enamored of Venetian Plaster and she says, “We sourced an awesome product from Modern Masters and it turned out to be beautiful.” See more of the beautiful dining room on Cheryl’s blog.
Joy of The Aspiring Home blog has always loved gardening and wanted beautiful, aged copper horse trough planters for her garden. By using the Copper Reactive Metallic Paint and Green Patina Aging Solution from our Metal Effects line, she was able to create the high-end look for less.
Vintage Rejuvenations creates hanging wall art pieces with pallet and reclaimed woods and this 12″ heart has a little patina courtesy of our Metal Effects. Sometimes the littlest things make the biggest impact.
Emily is the talented blogger at Table & Hearth and she created these coppery rust pumpkins with the help of our Metal Effects. See her Simple Rusty Fall Pumpkins tutorial post for more beautiful pics and all the how-to details.
These super pretty geometric metallic concrete blocks were created with the help of both our Black Pearl and Copper Penny Metallic Paints. They are simple and affordable to make! See the DIY Metallic Concrete Blocks tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points.
This beautiful ceiling is painted with the help of our Metallic Paint Collection by the talented decorative painting firm of Ev & Brooks Designs. Imagine the beautiful glow when the light fixture is lit up!
What do you thing of these copper inspired spaces and surfaces? If you are looking to incorporate this enticing hue into your projects, there are some beautiful copper colorations to consider with the Modern Masters product lines. Both our Matte Metallics and our Metallic Paint Collection boasts Copper, Copper Penny, and Antique Copper. The Rust Finish of our Metal Effects is a patina but is also a close cousin to this beautiful hue. Try Bronze from our Metallic Plasters as it the shade casts a beautiful warm glow of copper mixed with bronze. Of course, we’d love to see your beautiful Modern Masters projects so share them with us via firstname.lastname@example.org or use the #modernmasters hashtag on social!
We recently featured the incredible decorative artist Heather Jozak in our Modern Mastery series. She works in the New York metro area as well as New Jersey and Connecticut and shared a huge project her company completed for Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.
It turned out spectacular, don’t you think? Be sure to keep up with her company, Heather Jozak Studios, on both Instagram and Facebook for more of her incredible work. Thank you for sharing your project, Heather, and bringing us more holiday spirit!
We at Modern Masters wish you a Happy Halloween full of bewitchingly wicked style!
Here 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.
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!