I love being able to try new products, and I recently was sent some of the new DecoArt Matte Metallic paint. I wanted to do something fun with a springy feel for my living room, and I decided to make a small succulent planter and painted books.
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(I apologize in advance to any authors who’s book I might be defacing, nothing personal!).
First, I painted the books with the Americana Acrylic Matte Metallics in Rose Gold so they had time to dry. They each took about two coats of paint for full coverage.
I stood them upright to dry, and then touched up the edges last.
I wanted to paint a line in Gold down the center,but I was afraid that tape would be too tacky, and pull off the newly dried paint. I used a piece of paper to carefully paint the edges instead, by pressing it close and painting up to it. While the books dried, I painted the succulents.
It took about 3 quick coats to completely cover the succulents. I painted them with Rose Gold, Pewter,and Soft Silver (The faux air plant.).
Once the had two coats, I put the floral foam into the small vase. The nice thing is, it’s easy to cut to size, it’s just a little bit messy.
Once the painted succulents were completely dry, I pushed the stems into the floral foam.
It looks so pretty on my side table, It adds a really nice,bright touch of spring color!
I love how there is the natural texture and shapes of the succulents, but the unexpected color they are really changes it up, and makes them look so fresh, and very custom!
The matte metallics are really pretty, and have a really nice sheen. I don’t think this planter would have the same impact if I had left the faux plants in their original color.
I really love the Rose Gold and the Pewter combo together on the faux succulent planter and painted books, and how they have just a hint of sheen, without being too shiny.
This post is sponsored by DecoArt, opinions are entirely my own.