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!

 

Colorful Garden Ideas with Paints and Patinas

Spring is here, Summer is around the corner and garden ideas are blooming! Color enlivens gardens and exteriors — and it’s not just the landscaping! Many of our products can be used to paint, patinate and protect garden decor to brighten your exterior and we’ve brought together some of our fave ideas to inspire you.

Modern Masters Texture Effects and Metal Effects help transform a bowling ball into garden decor | Garden Ideas on the Cafe BlogPatinas work perfectly in a garden and many everyday objects can be created to help color your garden. Can you believe this started as a bowling ball? Decorative Artist Allyce Lees textured the embossed swirl design with our Texture Effects and used the Iron Reactive Paint and the Rust Activator from our Metal Effects line to patinate it.

Metal Effects on Iron Garden Seating | Adding Patina to Your Garden | Cafe BlogTara from the Suburble blog patinated an iron garden bench with our Metal Effects line, too! She used the Copper Reactive Metallic Paint and the Blue Patina Aging Solution for this stunning transformation.

Garden Pots textured with Modern Masters Texture Effects | Project by Finding Silver Pennies Texture Effects was used to add character to traditional terracotta pots. Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies textured and painted the small garden planters and filled them with artificial plants for an evergreen look.

Front Door Paint on Exterior Back Door | Project by Dwell by Cheryl Transform your Garden Shutters | Front Door Paint in color Mysterious | Paint & Patina Garden IdeasFront Door Paint can help do wonders for your garden! Blogger Dwell by Cheryl used the Cheerful color to paint the exterior back door leading to her garden while decorative painter Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky used the color Mysterious to paint and enhance the window shutters by her landscaping.

Stencil Your Garden Steps | Modern Masters Stencil Collection Country Living magazine featured our Modern Masters Designer Stencil Collection when they painted and transformed plain concrete patio stone. What a great idea!

Modern Masters Metallic Paint on Garden Sculpture Statue | Project by Just Paint ItAn outdoor garden fountain came in a solid black though it was called ‘bronze’. Blogger Colleen Jorgensen from Just Paint It dry brushed the statue with Antique Bronze from our Metallic Paint Collection for a much improved finish! If your metallic paint project needs protection, we recommend our MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat which is made specifically to protect and maintain the metallic sheen.

Metal Effects on Garden Planter Pots | Project by Pet Scribbles | Paint & Patina Garden Ideas on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogOur friend and blogger Laura from Pet Scribbles used Metal Effects to update her old wooden planters in the middle of winter. They are still holding up beautifully!

We hope you enjoyed these garden paint ideas on boosting your backyard and landscapes with metallics, patinas and more! Keep an eye on our Garden & Exteriors Pinterest board as we’re constantly adding outdoor projects that may inspire you further. We’ll also have more gardening DIYs coming up in a few weeks so stay tuned!