Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Plaid®. All opinions are my own.
As part of the Plaid Creators team, I often have the privilege of trying out fun new products before they hit the market, and then I get to share all the details with you so you’ll be familiar with them as soon as they hit store shelves. This time, I had the opportunity to play around with FolkArt® Brushed Metal™, a beautiful line of matte, brushed metallic finish acrylic paints. I recently used it to customize some unfinished wood picture frames, and I thought I would share this simple home decor craft with you since it’s something anyone can do, and there are SO many ways you can customize this project to suit your style.
- FolkArt® Brushed Metal™
- Artist’s Paintbrushes
- Plaid® Wood Surfaces Picture Frames
- Painter’s Tape
- Paper Plate (to use as a palette)
- Cardstock, craft paper, or drop cloth to protect your work surface
Paint your base coat. I used FolkArt Brushed Metal in “Brushed Pale Silver” for the base coat on both frames. You may need to apply two coats depending on coverage. I opted to use two different frame sizes and shapes, and you can pick these up at most craft stores.
The Brushed Metal is great because it’s water-based (which makes for easy clean-up) and non-toxic, it’s easy to brush on, plus it comes in 10 on-trend colors. You can use it for indoor or outdoor projects, and it comes in 2 oz. and 4 oz. sizes. Plus, it’s made in the USA!
After your first coat has fully dried, create your designs. I decided on two different styles of paint treatments, and this is where you can really get creative with putting your own design spin on it. Tape off a unique design, freehand it, or even use a stencil! I opted to tape my designs. For the round frame, I taped a diagonal line across the bottom, and for the smaller frame, I taped stripes.
Paint your second color. I used FolkArt Brushed Metal in “Brushed Gold.”
After your paint has dried, peel your tape off.
Insert a photo or print and you’re done!
FolkArt also has another awesome product coming out called FolkArt Color Shift™, and you can find more info about that here.
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