Metallics aren’t just for holidays anymore! It’s interesting that I found this post from Amber at Cross My Heart, because I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to incorporate FolkArt Metallics into everyday projects. It turns out it wasn’t that hard for Amber, and she made these cute painted plaque letters for her best friend’s baby nursery. I love how the shimmery paint coordinates so well with the papers she selected. Find the project tutorial here.
I’ve been in search of some last minute Christmas decorations that could stay up after the big day – you know, those projects that don’t scream “Santa” or “gifts.” A beautiful winter project that was indicative of the general season. Plaid Designer Kinda Boroff did this holiday project using Liquid Leaf, and it completely meets my criteria. Liquid Leaf is completely awesome. It gives any project a rich, metallic luster like no other paint out there - it really makes the product looks like it’s made of a metal! You can hang this tray display and you don’t even have to take it down after the big day. The magnets also give it a level of fun functionality. Hang some of your favorite photos or cards from the holiday season. Here’s how to make one just like it.
It’s pretty much a given that Martha Stewart is the queen mother of all crafts (especially holiday), so it’s no surprise that she knows the color gold quite well. I’m a sucker for metallics this year, and I found this gorgeous spread of varying shades of gold in Martha Stewart Holiday – I had to share. Even when the items aren’t really ”Christmas-y” (like the gilded eggs pictured above), gold gives it the right feel. What is my color palette today, you ask? Gold, of course.
This palette was created using FolkArt Metallic colors (from left to right): Pure Gold, Inca Gold, Royal Gold, Sahara Gold, Antique Gold
I’m guessing you are like me and getting a boatload of catalogs in the mail right now. Before I did this Tuesday Huesday posting on a weekly basis, I simply looked through catalogs and thought about what I would buy if I had a big house and all the money in the world. I still do the same thing, but now I really notice colors and how they work together. When I happened upon this ad for candles and holders in Crate and Barrel, I loved the bright, metallic hues. The shimmery is pretty wonderful, and here are the colors that I pulled out. They are gorgeous metallics, and just work so well together.
This palette was created using FolkArt Metallic colors (from left to right): Regal Red, Amethyst, Peridot, Royal Gold and Blue Topaz
I’m not typically a metallics girl, but something has changed in me this year. Everywhere I look I’m starting to see metallic projects for fall, and I’m LOVING them. I was drawn to this desk by Ann Marie at Twice Lovely, and I wanted to take this opportunity to share how metallics can be used as accents. First of all, she revamped this secretary after rescuing it from her neighbor – what a great find! Ann Marie then used some Metallic Champagne Folk Art to hand paint some scrolling detail. Her piece happens to be metallic on metallic, but you could paint metallic on any other color as well. It really adds something, don’t you think? Visit her entire post here.