Stenciling with Modern Masters

Stencil Style with Modern Masters | Amazing Stenciling Projects on the Cafe BlogPaint and pattern enhances any space and stencils are one of the best ways to incorporate incredible motif or allover designs into a well-styled room. All of our Modern Masters products can be used to help create incredible stenciled finishes in a myriad of surfaces – but the proof is in the pudding! Come along with us as we take a tour of some favorite stencil projects by our creative customers…

Stenciled Venetian Plaster | Modern Masters | Project by Caroline Lizarraga and Photographed by Catherine NguyenDecorative artist Caroline Lizarraga created a stenciled Venetian Plaster finish with the Indian Paisley Damask Stencil by Royal Design Studio for a feature wall in a design shop. She used a charcoal gray color scheme that not only enhances the retail space, it also showcases the furniture and decor accents well. Photography by Catherine Nguyen.

Stenciled Wall with Modern Masters ShimmerStone | Project by Caroline Lizarraga and Photographed by Catherine NguyenUsing lovely deep lavender and plum tones, Caroline Lizarraga also created an alluring raised stencil focal wall in a relaxing nook with our ShimmerStone. The pattern is the Florentine Damask Wall Stencil by Royal Design Studio and the beautiful photography is by Catherine Nguyen.

Stenciled Bath Wall with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Project by Cedar Hill Homegrown DesignsLindsey Taylor of Cedar Hill Homegrown Designs used our Metallic Paint Collection for this beautiful stenciled bath finish. It’s the pretty Peacock Feather Allover Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils along with our Hunter Green and Venetian Blue Metallic Paints.

Stenciled Dining Room Accent Wall with Snowflake Metallic Paint by Modern Masters | Project by C'Mon Get CraftyBlogger Megan of C’mon Get Crafty shared a Stenciled Dining Room Accent Wall DIY created with the Modern Moroccan Lace Wall Stencil by Royal Design Studio and our Snowflake Metallic Paint over a deep blue navy wall. Stunning!

Ornamental Ceiling created with Modern Masters Metallic Plaster | Beautiful Project by Craig Getty Craig Getty Decorative Painting used a Modello® Designs vinyl stencil with various shimmery colors of our Metallic Plaster for a gorgeous troweled and paisley-inspired stenciled ceiling.

Stenciled Fabric with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Project by Cynthia Davis using her Wallovers Stencil CollectionStenciling on fabric is so easy with our Metallic Paints! Of course, you can always create a woven texture like artist Cynthia Davis did here for the wall base with a pink-red fuschia mix as the surface prior to stenciling with our Gold Rush Metallic Paint. Cynthia used the Batik Stencil from her own Wallovers line for the lovely project.

Stenciled Screen with Modern Masters Metallic Paint and Metal Effects Rust Finish | Project by My Patch of Blue Sky | Cafe BlogDecor accents and furniture are great surfaces to combine our products with stencils. Here, a living room screen is enhanced with a Metal Effects Rust Finish base stenciled with Platinum Metallic Paint. The unique project is Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky and the pattern is the Esperanza Lace Tile Stencil by Royal Design Studio.

Stenciled Decorative Wall Finish by Jeremy Stanger | Amazing Stencil Projects with Modern Masters | Cafe BlogA flowered reverse stencil effect was created by decorative painter Jeremy Stanger by creating a decorative strie wall finish with our Warm Silver Metallic Paint over a deep brown base. It’s a charmingly comfortable space to relax in.

Stenciled Metallic Plaster Decorative Wall Finish | Project by Decorative Painter Shauna Gallagher | Cafe BlogDecorative artist Shauna Gallagher created an incredible plastered wall finish for Sacramento, CA shop Urban 57 using our Metallic Plaster in the colors Champagne, Shimmered Moon, Ice Blue and Tungsten. We love how she’s layered and stenciled the shimmery finish for an elegant, inviting look!

Modern Masters has definite stencil style! We love how each project is so creative and how the techniques add such panache to each and every room. Be sure to pin these inspiring ideas and let us know if you have a fave in the comments below!

Paint It with Modern Masters!

Transforming a Dresser with Modern Masters Metallic PaintsDo you have a tired dresser that needs an update? So did Paint It magazine! In their premiere issue, they gave a lift to a used dresser with the help of stencils and our Metallic Paint Collection.  They chose both the Smoke and Warm Silver metallic colors to help add pattern to the drawers and dresser sides as well as some of the legs and trim details. What a beauty she turned out to be!

Using Metallic Paint on Furniture | Modern Masters as featured in Paint it MagazineIf you’d like to paint your own furniture pieces with our products, we have a few helpful hints and tips for using metallic paint:

  • Paint your preferred piece with an acrylic primer or latex paint tinted to a similar color as the chosen metallic paint. This will ensure beautiful coverage with our metallic paints.
  • Metallic paint can be brushed or rolled on. If rolling a bigger area, adding Extender will help add open working time.
  • When rolling metallic paint, always finish by rolling off in the same direction for a shimmery, polished look.
  • For a subtle glimmer, consider using Sheer Metallic Colors. They add a beautiful decorative accent over another paint color as they do not cover opaquely.
  • Try our Matte Metallics for a glamorous metallic look with a softer glow.
  • For added durability, use our MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat as it’s formulated to maintain the metallic value of the metallic paints. Most other clear coats dull metallic finishes.

Many thanks to Paint It magazine for the great feature on our metallic paints! You can find your own issue locally at all Barnes & Noble bookstores, supermarkets and Lowe’s, to name a few. For more furniture inspiration, be sure to check out our Pinterest account as well as our Modern Masters on Furniture board.  We also have step-by-step Recipe Cards for great finishes with all our products. We hope you’ve been inspired to add luster and shimmer to your projects!