I know a lot of you guys are metallic paint lovers. Well, there’s a new metallic paint in town and it’s a doozy. It sure prettied up my thrift store tray.
Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful
I bought this tray for 99 cents at the local thrift store. I don’t even know what to say about it. Anyone?
I cleaned the tray and applied a coat of FolkArt Coastal Texture Paint in Ocean. Looks better already.
Once the paint was dry I distressed the tray all over using 100 grit flexible sandpaper.
I went through my stencil stash and found this pretty stencil from FolkArt. Perfect for the granddaughter’s bedroom.
In order to lay the stencil flat I had to cut it up. Not the first stencil I cut up and won’t be the last.
FolkArt Brushed Metal Acrylic Paints
The new FolkArt Brushed Metal™ Acrylic Paint comes in 10 gorgeous colors. I wasn’t sure what colors would look prettiest with the Ocean blue so I just took a photo of them all.
Okay, I’m going with Brushed Gold, Brushed Copper, and Brushed Pearl Gold. The cool thing about the brushed metal is the soft matte finish.
I grabbed a small stencil brush, dipped it in the copper color, dabbed most of the paint off on a paper towel, then started pouncing and dabbing.
My original plan was to add the flower and dot details below the stenciled phrase only. Once I got started stenciling I couldn’t stop. Now there are Brushed Pearl Gold flowers all over the tray…and the sides.
Still not enough. I dabbed the Brushed Pearl Gold along the top edges of the tray. Then I forced myself to put the brush down.
A saw tooth hanger and wall protectors were the finishing touch.
The tray is hanging in the granddaughters bedroom. The stenciled phrase is perfect.
You guys know I usually use two or three colors on a stencil to give it depth. The copper color I used on the phrase was so pretty I hesitated about adding another color to the mix and I’m glad I did.
Brushed Metal for Metallic Paint Lovers
I love the soft matte finish of the brushed metals. The paint can be used indoors and outdoors. For bigger projects there is a 4 oz. size. I’m thinking of painting our mail box brushed copper. You guys know I’ve been talking about painting the mail box for a year now. Check out the Brushed Metal paints at Plaid Online for more info.
Another product I can’t wait to try is the FolkArt Color Shift™ paint. The paint has a metallic luster that shifts colors as the direction of light on the painted surface changes. Learn more about Color Shift on the Plaid Blog.
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My fellow Plaid Creators are sharing projects today and some of them used the new Color Shift products. I can't wait to see those. Check out the projects by clicking on the photo links below.
Disclosure: I partnered with Plaid Crafts to bring you this project. All words, project ideas and photographs are 100% my own.