Modern Masters in the Press

Spring is here, summer is approaching and we’re always happy  to see so many colorful, gorgeous projects in bloom. We’re excited to share some of these Modern Masters projects with you that have recently been featured in the press.

Gorgeous Dressing Room painted with Modern Masters Rose Metallic Paint | The eye-pleasing Interior Design is by Sasha Bikoff | Photography by Patrick Cline

Interior Designer Sasha Bikoff is well known in her field and has impeccable taste. She uses our Metallic Paints to help enhance many spaces, like the dressing room above photographed by Patrick Cline with Rose Metallic Paint on the walls and ceiling. Another project, a beautiful mansion in New Jersey, was recently featured in the NY Post feature, Garden State Grandeur.

NY Post feature of an Interior Design project by Sasha Bikoff featuring Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Garden State Grandeur

The Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Color from Better Homes & Gardens features our non fade Front Door Paint as well as a cheerful, welcoming entrance painted with the color Tranquil. The line is easy to use and fast to dry – you’ll be amazed at how quickly and beautifully you can update your front door.

Non fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters is featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 Issue | Turqoise Front Door painted with the color Tranquil

If you’re interested in upstyling your curb appeal, be sure to take advantage of our Front Door Paint online only promo. Use code FDPWOW on our online shopping site to snap up 20% off savings and free shipping, too. Hurry – it all ends on May 12th.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the latest press features and projects. Have an inspired day!

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Valentine’s Day DIY: Lettered Canvas Art

There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day and one is to create a custom canvas art with a sweet sentiment that will be treasured forever. Snap up this DIY with heart from paintress extraordinaire, Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky.

Lettered Love Canvas DIY | Valentine's Day Project Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

SUPPLIES
  • Modern Masters Pearl White Metallic Paint
  • Modern Masters Texture Effects
  • One Gallery-wrapped style canvas, any size, pre-primed
  • One Romantic Valentine’s Day phrase like ours, “If I had to live my life again, I’d find you sooner.” An online search reveals lots of options, or write your own.
  • Painter’s Tape, Paint Brush, Small Trowel or Palette Knife, Container, and Sandpaper
INSTRUCTIONS

How to Create a Lettered Custom Canvas | Modern Masters DIY by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Love Quote Canvas

I created my quote on a Cricut, using a heavy, sticky-backed material, then cut and pasted them to fit my canvas. You can also use a mylar or vinyl stencil. Arrange the wording on top of the canvas, then tape into place. Cut if necessary to get the look you look you like. Burnish the words so they fit tight to the canvas to prevent leakage underneath. An old credit card will work.

Creating a Raised and Embossed Lettered Canvas with Modern Masters Texture Effects and Metallic Paint | DIY How to Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Blog

Use a palette knife to gently smooth a thick, even coat of Texture Effects over the words. Make sure that all the words are covered evenly. While drying, gently remove the lettering and tape. You may need to use a toothpick or something sharp to remove the centers of letters like “o”.

How to Create a Lettered Quote Canvas | Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Blog

Once completely dry, lightly sand the letters evenly. Paint two coats of Pearl White Metallic Paint over the letters and the canvas as well. The Texture Effects is self-priming so this is easy to do over the raised lettering. Let dry completely. Display on a mantle, bookshelf, or anywhere where a bit of dramatic lighting shows off the sentiment to your loved one.

DIY Quote Canvas Art by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Holiday Tutorial

Lettered Love Quote Canvas Art | Valentine's Day DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Blog Tutorial

Lettered Love Canvas DIY | Valentine's Day Project Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

The Lettered Love Canvas DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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Fall Features for Modern Masters!

It’s always so exciting to see the projects our creative customers create with our Modern Masters products and it’s also exciting to see these projects featured in the media! We’ve discovered a few media features that usher us into the fall season perfectly with Metallic Paint, Metallic Plaster and our non-fade Front Door Paint. Let’s dig in!

Gorgeous Modern Masters Metallic Plaster Wall Treatment by San Francisco-based Caroline Lizarraga | Interior Design by Elena Calabrese | Traditional Home October 2016

Caroline Lizarraga and her team are incredible artists and it’s no surprise we find them in the pages of Traditional Home (October 2016 issue). The beautiful design is by Elena Calabrese. Caroline and team used our Metallic Plaster for a multi-hued organic wall treatment.

Feature on non fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters on Green Craft Magazine

The Autumn 2016 issue of GreenCraft magazine shared a nice review and feature of our non fade Front Door Paint. Pick up your issue today – they share so much goodness on repurposing projects, ecologically-chic creations, and exploring today’s most stylish and sustainable projects. Love it!

Suggested Fall Color Swatches by the Wall Street Journal include Modern Masters Champagne Metallic Paint

The Wall Street Journal shares their 5 Fresh Paint Trends to Try for Fall and they feature our Champagne Metallic Paint (above, far right). New York Designer Adam Rolston says “Metallics are great for reflecting light into dark spaces.” Designer Kati Curtis further recommends a shimmering ceiling next to matte walls. Love the interior design tips!

Painting Your Front Door in a Day - and hello, Curb Appeal | Los Angeles Times | Modern Masters Non Fade Front Door Paint Projects | This one is by A Spoonful of Imagination with the color Spiritual

The LA Times recent wrote the article, Painting Your Front Door a New Color Can Be Done in a Day – and Hello, Curb Appeal. They featured several projects with our non-fade Front Door Paint, including this fall front porch with the color Spiritual by A Spoonful of Imagination.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these color palettes and decor ideas for the Autumn season! We’ll be sure to continue sharing more ideas (and Holiday DIYs) very soon. Stay Creative!

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#ModernMasters Instagram Inspiration

We see so many great #modernmasters projects and finish inspirations on Instagram and love to share them on our Instagram account! We thought we’d share just a few of the beautiful projects here with you on the blog . Coincidentally, the five Modern Masters projects we’re featuring today all have calming blue, gold, pearl and silver hues. They’ve left us feeling blue – in a good way, of course!

Canvas Art painted by artist Brenda Allison with the help of Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Modern Masters Blog

Artist Brenda Allison is a versatile and prolific painter based in California. Her works have spread far and wide in both residential and commercial locations, including 150 paintings for The Venetian Las Vegas alone. Of this piece she says, “Pearl Raindots bring on rain in California and cooler weather” and it’s so lovely to see the ethereal way she used our Metallic Paints. Find her on Instagram: @brendaallisonart

Metal Effects Rust Finish on Furniture Hardware | Project by Junk'd Up

Our Metal Effects Rust Finish looks amazing on this hardware handle! Junk’d Up thought it would be the perfect accent for the chippy dresser they were working on and we agree! Find them on Instagram: @junkdup

Metallic Paint and High Gloss White to Contrast | Wall Stripes | Project by Guided Home Design

Of this office project, Guided Home Design says, “A bold stripe on the wall can transform a room! Here we used Modern Masters Metallic Paint and a high gloss white to contrast.” Looks like an inspiring space to work! Find them on Instagram: @guidedhomedesign

Metallic Plaster Wall Treatment on Wall by Bella House Faux | Modern Masters Blog

Bella House Faux shared this gorgeous bedroom wall treatment created with our Metallic Plaster. We love the movement they created with the color combinations! Find them on Instagram: @bellahousefaux

Metal Effects on Silver Leaf by artist Allison Cosmos | Modern Masters Blog

Artist Allison Cosmos creates amazing canvas art pieces and she’s been featured in publications such as Veranda, House Beautiful and Elle Decor. Here, she shares how Metal Effects patinas react on silver leaf – so beautiful. Find her on Instagram: @allisoncosmos

We’ll be sharing more of the incredible Modern Masters projects we come across on Instagram soon! If you’d like to share yours, be sure to use the #modernmasters hashtag and feel free to tag us on the pic. Have a creative day, everyone!

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How to Create A Silvery, Rustic Aged Effect On A Metal Planter

How to Create a Silvery, Rustic Aged Effect on a Metal Planter | Modern Masters

Did you read my recent front door redo, using Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint? If so, you learned that we experienced a huge, damaging hail storm on May 2. Now, weeks later, we have a new roof, our flowers are finally blooming to the max, and hubby and I have worked tirelessly on our deck and front natural area. Dozens of new perennials, bags of mulch and pebbles later, we are almost done recuperating.

As always, we are still on the lookout for projects to incorporate into our fresh exterior décor. I spied this boring and bland empty planter just screaming, “paint me.” Since I have worked with Modern Masters for quite some time now, ideas quickly come to mind, and a fast look-see in my studio turned up the oh-so-versatile Texture Effects, Metal Effects, Metallic Paint, and a large stencil.

DIY Silvery, Rustic Aged Garden Planter How-to | Before Pic | Modern Masters Blog

Modern Masters recently introduced Metal Effects Kits in Rust, Green and Blue Patinas, available online at TheHomeDepot.com. I’m willing to bet you have been drooling over projects you have seen using the Metal Effects products, and now the ability to purchase a kit with everything you need at your fingertips makes jumping into a project super simple and easy.

I discovered that I could create a neutral-toned subtle look on a planter, or, jazz up the details with Silver Metallic paint. How cool is that?

Modern Masters Metal Effects Rust Kit | Metal Planter DIY on Modern Masters Blog

I hope you are intrigued with my boring now beautiful planter, and you’re already looking around the house for an item to transform. Here’s the supply list, and you will quickly discover that many more projects can be done with these materials, in varying combinations.

SUPPLIES

Water Base Primer for your Surface (i.e., metal, plastic)

One Metal Effects Rust Kit

One Quart of Silver Metallic Paint

One Quart of Texture Effects

One 16 oz. Natural Brown Glazing Cream Color

One Large Stencil like the Royal Design Studio Indian Floral Wall Stencil that I used

Drop cloth, sea sponge, wet rag, painters tape, color shaper tool, paint brushes, scissors

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE RUST PATINA KIT, to cover about 18 square feet:

8 ounces of Metal Effects Primer, 8 ounces of Iron Reactive Paint, 10 ounces of Rust Activator, 2 brushes, 2 stir sticks and complete instructions. The kit also includes the recommended Permacoat Xtreme Sealer.

Before you get started, prep the area with a drop cloth as needed. It’s a good idea not to invite kids and pets since you will be spraying. Make sure your area is well ventilated, too, or work outside in the shade like I did.

BRUSH ON PRIMERS

Using Metal Effects Rust Kit and Metallic Paints to Create a Rustic Planter | Modern Masters Blog How-to

First, clean and prep your surface with a good primer for your surface. I used a metal primer tinted gray and let dry. Using one of the brushes in the Metal Effects Kit, brush on a coat of Metal Effects Primer. Once dry, you can add the second coat. Let dry at least 12 hours or overnight.

TINT THE TEXTURE EFFECTS

Tinting Texture Effects | Silver & Rust Metal Planter DIY | Modern Masters Blog

Just in case my planter gets bumped or scratched while outside, I tinted the Texture Effects with Natural Brown Glazing Cream, so the pure white color would not show if chipped off. I used 1 pint of Texture Effects and 4 ounces of Natural Brown so that I could have enough to use on all four sides of the planter and not need to mix more. You can tint to taste on this step. It does turn out out I could have made less about half as much, so I can seal the leftovers up for another time.

STENCIL EMBOSSING

Creating a Raised Pattern on a Flat Surface | Rustic Garden Planter DIY by Debbie Hayes on the Modern Masters Blog

I am an enthusiastic painter and project-doer, but I am also frugal with my time. So, I selected this very large wall stencil that covers my planter entirely. That way, I did not have to wait for the pattern to dry, then move the stencil to fill in missing design areas. I cut the top of the stencil material off so that I could easily start the design right at the top. After taping, I applied the mixture using a color shaper tool.

Embossing a Stencil Pattern on a Metal Garden Planter | Silvery Rustic How-to Garden Vase on Modern Masters Blog | Project by My Patch of Blue Sky

Attempt to hold the stencil tight to the surface with one hand so the mix won’t bleed, but no worries if happens a bit. Perfection is not required.

Creating a 3 dimensional stencil pattern on a flat surface | Silvery Rustic DIY How-to on the Modern Masters Blog | Garden Decor Ideas

This looks weird, I admit, but I propped the lightweight planter up with a log to keep the planter from touching the step so I could do all sides at once. Let dry hard.

BRUSH ON SILVER METALLIC PAINT

Metal Effects Patinas + Metallic Paint for a Silvery, Rustic DIY Garden Planter | How-to by Debbie Hayes on the Modern Masters Blog

A wide craft brush worked great.

Using Metallic Paint on a DIY Rustic Contemporary Garden Planter | How-to on the Modern Masters Blog

I was planning to do 2 or even 3 coats of the Silver Metallic Paint, but, magically, one coat was perfect. Let dry hard. I left it overnight.

TAP ON SOME IRON REACTIVE PAINT

Creating the Metal Effects Rust Finish on a Rustic Contemporary Garden Decor Piece | DIY on the Modern Masters Blog

Use the sea sponge, tapping it into the iron paint on a palette of tin foil, then onto the surface.

Modern Masters Metal Effects DIY with Metallic Paints | Modern Rustic Garden Planter How-to

Silvery, Rustic Garden Planter DIY | How-to on the Modern Masters Blog | Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky You can use the chip brush in the kit to add iron paint in recessed areas. You need two coats, so after the first one dries, add some more in approximately the same areas. Let dry well.

SPRAY THE RUST PATINA ACTIVATOR

Contemporary Rustic Garden Decor How-to | Modern Masters Blog

Spray one coat, beginning at the top. Wait five minutes, then spray again. About 20 minutes into the drying process, as the rust begins to form, I used the barely dampened clean sponge to pull off some areas until I liked the look. Then I let the rust process finish.

Metal Effects and Metallic Paints create a Rustic Modern Garden Planter | Step by Step DIY How to by Debbie Hayes on the Modern Masters Blog

You know that I am a rust, crust, and patina lover by now, I am sure. I don’t have too many items that belonged to my parents, who are now residing in a lovely garden somewhere in heaven.

DIY Rustic Planter with Metal Effects and Metallic Paint | How to by Debbie Hayes for the Modern Masters Blog

I do cherish this old concrete statue, painted lovingly by my Dad over 40 years ago to grace his fish pond. Damaged over the years, she has developed her own natural texture and color, and I love it paired with this rusty, stenciled metal planter now.

DIY Rustic & Metallic Garden Decor Planter | How-to on the Modern Masters Blog

YOU CAN EVEN CHANGE YOUR MIND AND ADD MORE SILVER

Painting an Embossed Stencil Pattern with Metallic Paint | DIY Rustic Contemporary Garden Planter | How to by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters

Sometimes, I sleep on a project after it is completed, and decide to do just “one more thing.” So I am guessing you have done it before too, right? So I got out the Silver Metallic Paint, and a small, stiff artist brush and very quickly dry-brushed some paint on all of the raised leaves, flowers and stems. No kidding, this took about 15 minutes.

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Now this oversized, boring planter literally glows, even as the sun sets over our front courtyard. No matter which of the two looks you adore, you can achieve them with the same materials. After your piece dries, you can apply the Permacoat Xtreme sealer for additional weather resistance.

DIY Silvery Rustic Garden Planter | Modern Masters How-to by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

Are you jazzed and ready to do this? I have discovered that I could have done two of these planters with the materials on the supply list, and more! Have a blast, and as always, be sure to share your before and after photos with Modern Masters.

Modern Masters Blog Guest Writer and Artist is Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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A Simple Painted Chest Using Soft, Sophisticated Matte And Shimmer Metallics

Paint a small chest using soft, sophisticated Matte Metallics and the Metallic Paint Collection by Modern Masters |Tutorial

Can a passionate DIY painter and blogger still design and repaint a bright, previously painted chest, after getting an all-new shoulder just three weeks ago? Oh yes! Fortunately, my painting hand is the “good” one, doing most of the work, but it’s amazing how we use both hands and don’t know it.

How to Prep and Paint Furniture for Metallics | How-to Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky on the Modern Masters Blog

This adorable little chest resides in our long, art-gallery-like entry. It fell off a loading dock years ago, and I happened to come along just in time to scoop it up. Love the plain but elegant curves, and yes, some bumps that I choose to embrace as character. I painted this turquoise and silver look ages ago, but, it’s time for a fresh face.

But with one good arm for now, I required simple, simple, simple steps. Modern Masters has the perfect solution: two sublime metallic paint lines, the Metallic Paint Collection and the Matte Metallics. From the Matte Metallics, I chose Pale Gold and from the Metallic Paint Collection, I chose Platinum. The Matte Metallics have a more matte sheen to their shimmer and using both would achieve a subtle play of light between the two sheens.

All I did to prep for this project was remove all of the drawers and hardware, clean everything with soap and water, and paint two coats of a water-based neutral white to use as a base for the Metallic Paints.

Using Metallic Paints on Furniture | Modern Masters Blog

Then I got out two fresh paint brushes. That’s it!

Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection and Matte Metallics | DIY Painted Furniture Tutorial

Depending upon your piece, some sanding may be required.

Metallic Paint on Furniture | Modern Masters Tutorial

I painted two coats of the Platinum Metallic Paint over the entire piece. Here’s what one coat looks like:

Painting Furniture with Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Matte Metallics | DIY Tutorial

Then, I simply chose areas where I wanted to paint the Pale Gold Matte Metallic, including the top, accents, and drawer fronts. I painted three coats, which dried very quickly.

The Metallic Paint Collection and Matte Metallics combine to create a shimmery chest of drawers | Furniture DIY Redo by My Patch of Blue Sky

Though I am a nut about seeking out cool new hardware to freshen up a piece, I could not imagine finding anything that works as well as these heavy glass and silver knobs, found at TJ Maxx.

DIY How-to Tutorial on painting furniture with both Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Matte Metallics

What do you think?

How to Paint Furniture with Metallic Paints and Matte Metallics | Modern Masters Blog | DIY by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

I feel like our hallway has an entirely new, classy look, using both the Metallic Paint Collection and Matte Metallics, which go a very long way. I have plenty of paint left in my quarts to do several more small projects.

We’d love to see what you do with each paint line. Be sure to share!

Modern Masters Cafe Blog Guest Writer and Artist is Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

Metal Effects Rust Finish Shows Its Elegant Side On A Living Room Screen

How to Paint A Folding Screen Using Rust And Metallic Paint | Modern Masters Cafe Blog Project Tutorial

I love how the excitement for Modern Masters Metal Effects keeps growing. Every day I see more and more creative uses for the rust and patina products on social media and the Modern Masters Cafe Blog.

When I discovered this extremely heavy wooden folding screen at a shop that was closing, I could just visualize potential. At the time, I had no earthly idea what I would conjure up.

How to Paint A Folding Screen Using Rust And Metallic Paint | Modern Masters Cafe Blog Project Tutorial

Months later, here is my finished project.

I decided to create rust with Modern Masters Iron Paint and Rust Activator, then stencil an overall pattern with Platinum Metallic Paint.

This combination of the dull rust and the shiny metallic paint is just gorgeous to me. It catches light streaming in the front window, and reflects a warm glow near the table lamp. The color even looks dramatically different from panel to panel, but it truly is just the lighting in our living room.

Folding Screen with Modern Masters Metal Effects Rust Finish and Platinum Metallic Paint

Earlier this year I posted about using Modern Masters Metallic Paints on outdoor garden accents, and on a tone-on-tone finish on a focus wall in our hall bathroom. I admit that I am now addicted to these creamy, full-bodied water-based paints that come in an amazing array of to-die-for colors.

Metallic Paint Collection Colors from Modern Masters

Are you ready to dive in and try your own project?

SUPPLIES

Modern Masters Metal Effects and Metallic Paint

Modern Masters Metal Effects rimer, Iron Reactive Paint, Rust Activator, Permacoat Xtreme

Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Platinum

Royal Design Studio Esperanza Lace Tile stencil

large stencil brush, painters tape, paper towels, containers and a palette

PRIME TWO COATS

Modern Masters Metal Effects Primer | Folding Screen Rust Finish Patina How-To

Modern Masters Metal Effects Primer on Folding Screen | How to Stenciled Rust Finish Tutorial on Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Prep your work area with a drop cloth and good ventilation. After cleaning your piece, roll or brush on two coats of Metal Effects Primer, following drying times on the container. Let dry overnight.

PAINT TWO COATS OF OXIDIZING IRON PAINT

Modern Masters Iron Reactive Paint being added to a Folding Screen | Rust Patina Finish How-To on Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Roll or brush on two coats of the Metal Effects Iron Reactive Paint, according to dry times on the container.

BRUSH ON TWO COATS OF RUST ACTIVATOR

Modern Masters Rust Activator | Rust Finish DIY on Cafe Blog | Project by Debbie of My Patch of Blue Sky

At this point, I added two layers of plastic under my piece and decided that I would brush on the Metal Effects Rust Activator, instead of spray it, since I was working in our kitchen.

Brushing on Modern Masters Rust Activator on the Metal Effects Iron Reactive Paint - then the MAGIC happens! DIY Tutorial on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Let dry a couple of hours, or until the rust quits changing. Here’s what it looks like after about an hour.

During Shot of Rust Patination Process | Metal Effects by Modern Masters How-To

STENCIL

Stenciling with Modern Masters Metallic Paints over the Metal Effects Patina | DIY Tutorial on Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Use a large stencil brush. Dip the tips of the brush into the Platinum Metallic Paint, and offload any excess onto paper towels so it won’t run under the stencil.

I used a wall-size stencil, so to get started, I positioned the center of the stencil at the center of the top panel, then let the design go from there. Since I had not sealed the rust finish, I did need to change the tape often, because the rust stuck to the tape a bit.

Stenciling with Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Royal Design Studio Stencil | DIY Folding Screen Project on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

The key to this project was timing. The Primer has an overnight drying time and the other products all require two coats, with re-coat times to pay attention to.

Basically, it is fairly easy, and quite stunning, don’t you think?

Stenciled Rust Patina Folding Screen | How to Stencil and How to Rust | DIY Tutorial on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

My glass fish floats and copper star are the perfect accents.

Rust and Shimmer | Patina Folding Screen with Metallic Stenciling | DIY Project How-to via Modern Masters Cafe Blog

And I was especially surprised at how well the wall mirror and old columns pulled this little corner vignette together.

Rusted and Stenciled Folding Screen | Project How-to on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Now, at this point, for most projects, you will definitely want to seal using the Permacoat Xtreme topcoat, made specificically for the Rust Patina Finish. Since this screen is not going to be handled at all, I decided to leave it as is.

I can’t wait to see what you paint using rust and metallics!

Modern Masters Cafe Blog Guest Writer and Artist is Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

Diamond & Harlequin Patterns to Inspire

Harlequins and diamond patterns are a classic pattern originated in Italy over 400 years ago and it has proven a perennial favorite by easily incorporating into any type of design style. Lately, we’ve been spying an uptick on this gorgeous graphic design paired with Modern Masters products. Its allover design allows for the inclusion of several colors and it has been used successfully in interior design for surfaces such as floors, walls and furniture.

Platinum Silver Diamond Harlequin Pattern on Dresser | Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Project by Heavenly Pieces

Platinum Metallic Paint from our Metallic Paint Collection was used by Heavenly Pieces to transform this unique dresser. We love its lines and fun, contemporary style.

Glazed Metallic Backsplash with an Allover Diamond Harlequin Pattern | Modern Masters Products | Project by Dixon Specialty Finishes

Decorative painter Tina Dixon of Dixon Specialty Finishes used our Metallic Paints and Tintable Glaze to create a striking harlequin pattern on her client’s kitchen backsplash.

Disney Inspired Dresser for Girls Room | Pharaoh's Gold Metallic Paint by Modern Masters as an Accent | Project by Vintage Charm Restored

Vintage Charm Restored used our Pharaoh’s Gold Metallic Paint to accent a Disney-inspired dresser for a little girl’s room. It pairs so well with pink!

Harlequin Pattern on Dining Room Table Top | Black Pearl and Gold Rush Metallic Paint by Modern Masters | Project by Southside Furniture Revival

Black Pearl and Gold Rush Metallic Paint were used by Southside Furniture Revival to create a fun harlequin pattern on a dining room table top.

Metallic Paint Finish in a Diamond Allover Pattern on Walls | LA Custom Art | Modern Masters Metallic PaintsSeveral colors of Metallic Paints were blended together to create this soft metallic finish on a dark diamond background. The beautiful artistry is by LA Custom Art.

Harlequin Diamond Pattern Ideas for Walls and Furniture | Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Artist Amie Freling of Meme Hill Studio recreated this classic pattern on dining room walls in ochre and gold.

Harlequin Pattern Inspiration via the Modern Masters Cafe BlogOf course, some of our creative customers choose to enhance an existing harlequin pattern with our products. Artist SK Sartell used our Metal Effects as the perfect compliment to an aged diamond pattern on a large wardrobe. Striking!

A diamond pattern will instantly add visual impact to any surface. One traditional rule of thumb is that the height of the diamond be twice that of the width while others just think of it as squares set at an angle. It’s important to note to keep the scale of the space in mind when incorporating a harlequin pattern – too small and the design can become too busy while too large doesn’t successfully create the necessary allover impact. Be sure to pin these fantastic projects and keep these creative harlequin project ideas close at hand. Have an inspired day!

Fall Table Decor Ideas with Matte Metallics

The fall season is almost upon us and so is decorating the home for family, friends and the upcoming holidays. There’s something so inviting about warm Autumn colors and we enjoy seeing them incorporated in great DIY and Design ideas. Although there are many design elements to the fall season, one of the most popular is finding creative inspiration for unique twists on the traditional table setting.  We’d love to share a few ideas with you created with our Matte Metallics! The Matte Metallics are a line of 15 of our most popular metallic paint colors with a soft, shimmery glow. They compliment the higher shimmer of the regular Metallic Paint Collection. Let’s take a look at how to set a stylish table with them!

Painting Pumpkins with Metallic Paint and CrystalsA perennial DIY classic is to paint pumpkins but here’s an idea to take it up a notch! Paint pumpkins, gourds and squash with Matte Metallics and add crystals, jewels and even glitter to give them an updated, glam feel. The beautiful luster of the metallic paint makes for an alluring table centerpiece that adds a soft glow during an evening event.

Painting over Old Gift Wrap with Matte Metallic PaintsElegant and Chic Gift Wrap Created with Metallic PaintPainting a Plate Charger with Matte Metallics from Modern Masters | Fall Holiday Table Setting IdeasNot only can you use Matte Metallics to paint and enhance your walls and furniture, but also to paint everyday items such as gift wrap and plate chargers! Let’s face it – we all have that gift wrap that we’re not sure we’ll use again. Just roll on the color on either surface (here, were are using Blackened Bronze) and let dry. Voila! Of course, you can leave it as is for a very chic look or keep adding other metallic colors and patterns to your taste.

Stenciling a Table Runner with Matte Metallics by Modern MastersA Fall Table Set with Modern Masters Matte MetallicsSpeaking of patterns, you can also stencil with metallic paints! To keep with the dashing look of our table, we again used the Blackened Bronze Matte Metallic with a stencil brush and the Bella Madrid Stencil from the Artistic Painting Studio. After stenciling the napkins and plate chargers as well, we set out our tony Modern Masters table inspired by the Matte Metallics. Are you joining us for dinner?

More Great Modern Masters Ideas to Fall For!

Spring Decorating Ideas with Modern Masters!

As we (finally!) ease out of winter, fresh ideas are blooming to spruce up your home! Decorating for spring is easy with fun colors, elegant flowering scrolls and flower motifs on all types of surfaces – and Modern Masters makes it easy.  Read on to find out more about several smart and chic projects by some of our friends with our products!

Stenciled and Plastered Wall | Metallic Plaster by Modern Masters | Artistry by Kathy Anders of Atlanta Decorative FinishesStenciled Metallic Plaster on Walls | Project by Atlanta Decorative Finishes with Modern Masters Products

Kathy Anders of Atlanta Decorative Finishes used a custom stencil and several colors of our Metallic Plaster to create an elegant allover scrolling vine that enhance her client’s walls. It’s a beautiful finish to highlight a contemporary home with traditional touches. Be sure to check her site for her fantastic workshops with our products!

Warm Silver Metallic Paint by Modern Masters | Painted Furniture by Vintage Charm Restored

Champagne Metallic Paint Highlights on Furniture | Vintage Charm Restored

Vintage Charm Restored is a big fan of our Metallic Paint Collection! They frequently use the line on their painted furniture projects and on these fun and bright pieces, they used the metallic paints as a highlight to the happy colors. The painted armoire pairs Champagne Metallic Paint with a beautiful coral pink while the patterned aqua dresser has the perfect complement with our Warm Silver Metallic Paint. We think both these pieces would make for inspired spring decor!

Flowered Canvas Mural Art with Metal Effects by Modern Masters | Artist: Ali KayCanvas Art Mural by Ali Kay | Metal Effects by Modern Masters

Canvas art is an easy, casual way to add sophistication to your home.  Artist Ali Kay used gorgeous flowers as her subjects for a wonderful series of paintings with our Metal Effects treatments. You can spy both our rust finish and vedrigris patina as a base and as accents. So lovely!

Painted Floor Mural | Metallic Paints by Modern Masters | Artist: Alfred Galvez

Painted Mural Floor by Alfred Galvez | Lotus Pond Floor | Modern Masters ProductsA painted floor always makes a statement and artist Alfred Galvez of AG Murals certainly created a gorgeous focal point! Using the Metallic Paint Collection, Alfred was able to paint a lotus pond on his client’s floors as well as lush and lovely blooms that shimmer enticingly.  Although we don’t recommend using the Metallic Paint Collection for floors, we couldn’t help but admire the creativity of AG Murals.  Painting is a wonderful way to refresh a tired floor — and talk about adding a little spring in your step!

Adding bursts of lively springtime motifs as well as energetic colors and patterns will help your home transition effortlessly into spring. We hope these projects have inspired you to create simple, stunning makeovers of your own – and be sure to share your projects with us!

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