Modern Masters in the News!

We love seeing gorgeous projects with our Modern Masters products and it’s been exciting to see them pop up in the media as well! We’ve spied three recent projects in the press and thought that you might like to know a little about them as well – maybe they’ll even inspire the next update in your home!

Painted wood floor is protected with Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish | Project by Decorative Artist Shannon Kaye and featured in Elle Decor | Designer: Rita Konig

We’ve been a fan of artist Shannon Kaye for a while and love seeing her artistry with our product lines. She recently wrote about a fantastic project featured in the April 2016 issue of Elle Decor. It’s an eclectic North California home and it was designed by the incredible Rita Konig. Shannon wrote a follow-up on her blog on the project and how she used our Dead Flat Varnish over her work to protect the painted harlequin floor.

Modern Masters Metallic Paints help create a faux inlay furniture dresser | Project featured in This Old House

Want to dress up a dresser? Look no further than This Old House! They shared a video and step-by-step instructions on how to stencil a faux inlay on a plain dresser using the Indian Inlay Furniture Stencil Kit by Cutting Edge Stencils and our Metallic Paint Collection in the colors Venetian Blue and Snowflake! Pick up the April 2016 issue for so much more on this transformation for their #DIYDARE Challenge!

Modern Masters Metallic Plaster Wall Treatment by artist Caroline Lizarraga and featured in Rue Magazine | Interior Design by Elena Calabrese

The talented decorative artist Caroline Lizarraga uses our products in ever more innovative ways and we love sharing her artistry. Rue Magazine recently featured her ethereal Metallic Plaster wall finish in a luxurious dining room in Napa Valley. The home’s interiors were designed by Elena Calabrese who collaborated with Caroline to create the one-of-a-kind treatment, while maintaining her design vision of creating layers of ‘luxe materials with earthy, organic elements for balanced look’. Mission accomplished!

What do you think of these projects? Let us know in the comments below! Stay tuned because we have more beautiful projects coming up soon, including a restaurant re-do for Restaurant Impossible. Stay creative!

Creating Unique Art with Modern Masters

An empty wall just cries for attention, don’t you think? While many of our creative customers beautifully finish the wall surface itself with many of our products, some also create custom art that complements a space perfectly. Browse our gallery wall of ideas in this post for creating great art for your home or finding an artist that can paint the perfect focal point for you.

Artist Ali Kay with a Flower Patina Canvas | Modern Masters Canvas ProjectsFlower Canvas Art with Metal Effects Rust Finish | Artist Ali KayArtist Ali Kay is an extraordinary decorative painter who also happens to be a prolific canvas artist. For one of her art series, she uses Metal Effects patinas along with artist acrylics to add depth and interest to her canvas works.

Rust Finish by Metal Effects | Canvas Waterfall Patina Art by artist Leslie RedshawHarley Davidson Canvas Art | Father's Day Ideas | Modern Masters Art Projects InspirationMany artists also prefer using Metal Effects as the focal product when creating their hanging art pieces. Canadian decorative artist Leslie Redshaw of Unfauxgettable Interiors used the Rust Patina finish in a waterfall effect for a client while decorative painter Paige Sisk of Beyond Finished used Harley-Davidson as an themed ornamental inspiration for the art she created for her husband. Both are wonderful!

Colorful Canvas Art by artist Sticky Shaw with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Canvas Art Projects on the Cafe BlogArtist Robert ‘Sticky’ Shaw uses lots of color and our Metallic Paints to create his fantastical, eye-catching and nature-inspired works of art. Follow him on Instagram to keep up with his works.

Hanging Art created entirely with Venetian Plaster | Artist Jane Head | Modern Masters Cafe BlogItalian-Inspired Canvas Art with Modern Masters Venetian Plaster | Artist: Daniel QuigleyOur Venetian Plaster is another medium that many artists use to create their incredible works of art. Artist Jane Head uses it along with gilding materials for her paintings inspired by a local nature reserve while artist Daniel Quigley creates portraits that take quite a bit of time and finesse. Both are ‘painted’ entirely in plaster with not one drop of paint. Incredible!

Herringbone DIY Canvas Art by Kristi's Paintbrush | Modern Masters Olympic Gold Metallic Paint Stenciled Wood Art with Rich Gold Metallic Paint by Modern Masters and DecoArt Chalky Finish Paints | Cafe BlogDIY pros also love to create their own art! Using Olympic Gold Metallic Paint, Kristi from Kristi’s Paintbrush painted a herringbone art canvas while Steph from The Silly Pearl used Rich Gold Metallic Paint on a stenciled metallic wood art piece. Both are very cool, fun and easy to make. You can also customize these ideas using your preferred color scheme.

Artist Igor Turovskiy with Metal Effects CanvasMetal Effects Canvas Art by Igor Turovskiy | Canvas Art InspirationArtist Igor Turovskiy creates masterpieces with our Metal Effects patina products and he also teaches the art in his studio, Igor Fine Art. Exquisite work.

Aren’t these artist works fantastic?┬áIf you’d like a few tips on incorporating artwork that you’ve created yourself or purchased from an artist, the Houzz article 10 Design Strategies for Art Lovers will get you started. For further inspiration, we share many more beautiful art projects with our products in our Modern Masters Canvas Art Pinterest Board and continually pin ideas to the board as well. Send us an e-mail if you’d like to share your canvas works with Modern Masters products with us – we love to see them!