Modern Mastery: Britt Hallowell

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.

Artist Britt Hallowell

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' Canvas Art by Britt Hallowell | Modern Masters Rust Finish | Modern Mastery feature

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!

'Classics and Literature' Art Canvas created with various Metal Effects patinas | Beautiful artistry by Britt Hallowell Studios

Canvas tiger art by Britt Hallowell Art with Modern Masters Metal Effects patina | Rust Art | Modern Mastery feature

Triptych entitled 'Waiting for Spring' with the Metal Effects Copper, Bronze, and Rust Patinas | Modern Mastery feature on artist Britt Hallowell

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.

Canvas horse art piece entitled An Untameable Heart painted and created by Britt Hallowell Art with the Metal Effects Rust Finish by Modern Masters | Equestrian Art Canvas | Modern Mastery feature

An Untameable Heart with the Metal Effects Rust Finish

Canvas entitled 'In a World' | Background created with Metal Effects Green Patina and the Words are created with the Metal Effects Rust Patina | Modern Masters | Modern Mastery feature on artist Britt Hallowell

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.

Rust and Acrylic Canvas entitled 'Serengeti Rockstar' painted and created by artist Britt Hallowell with the help of Metal Effects Reactive Finishes by Modern Masters | Modern Mastery feature

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!

The Allure of Copper

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.

Beautiful Faux Copper Hood created by Atlanta, GA decorative artist Patricia Presto of On the Surface Designs | Metallic Paint Collection by Modern Masters | Photography by Mary Powell

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.

Vibrant and colorful space designed by Bailey Li Interiors | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Stunning Copper Inspired Spaces

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.

Special Event Table decorated with several pieces painted with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Project by Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint

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!

Gorgeous dining room in coppers and golds designed by Cheryl Luckett of Dwell by Cheryl | The beautiful plaster finish on the ceiling was created with Modern Masters Venetian Plaster

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.

Oxidized Garden Trough Planters with Modern Masters Metal Effects | Beautiful patina project by Joy of The Aspiring Home 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.

Copper and Patina Wood Pallet Heart by Vintage Rejuvenations | Modern Masters Metal Effects Patinas

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.

Coppery rust pumpkins created by Table & Hearth | Modern Masters Metal Effects Rust Finish

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.

Stunningly pretty geometric Copper and Black concrete blocks for your garden | Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Project by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

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.

Warm and Alluring Copper Ceiling by Ev & Brooks | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Copper Inspired Spaces

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 projects@modernmasters.com or use the #modernmasters hashtag on social!

Holiday Windows with Metal Effects!

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.

Bergdorf Goodman holidays windows with Modern Masters Metal Effects | Stunning project by Heather Jozak Studios

Her company was hired to decorative paint an entire holiday window for Bergdorf Goodman’s famous windows during the last winter season. She used our Metal Effects in both blue and green patinas.

Artist Heather Jozak working on creating the holiday windows for Bergdorf Goodman with the help of Modern Masters Metal Effects patinas | Modern Masters blog feature

Modern Masters Metal Effects Patinas | Project: Bergdorf Goodman Christmas Windows by Heather Jozak Studios

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!

Holiday Window at Bergdorf Goodman | Incredible project by Heather Jozak Studios in NYC with the help of Modern Masters Metal Effects

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?

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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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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