I love this project- because it allows me to share one of my favorite Paint products… ColorTex®- a Textured Paint from Design Master. Design Master creates paint for the flower and craft industry. The thing about Design Master- (their paint has been fluoracarbon or PFC free for years… Design Master was indeed one of the first paint companies to jump on the ECO-Friendly Movement) is that their paint has always been designed and created to be gentle enough for use on Flowers… so that makes it the perfect Paint for Flowers, Crafts and much much more!
ColorTex®- is a special paint with texture- meaning that the paint comes out of the specially designed nozzle – with little bits of texture… and this specific color of ColorTex®- is called MOSSY. Appropriate for this week’s installment of Life in Bloom. Mossy has wonderful texture and is the color of fresh moss!
I’ve used the Mossy ColorTex® on Baskets, Vases and Pots – to give them a durable- long lasting Moss like texture. I prepared the containers ahead of time- since Mossy ColorTex® is a water based paint – it takes a little longer to dry. You’ll want to prep your containers ahead of time. While most Design Master Paints are fast drying- ColorTex® is an exception. You’ll want to apply Mossy ColorTex® – in a well ventilated area- and at room temperature. Shake the can vigorously before applying to get all the textures mixed up- and just as with any Design Master product- using short blasts of paint- and applying several coats- will provide the Best Results.
I’ve also featured ColorTex®- in a couple of my JTV Shows- you can check them out at these links.
Textured Paint is a wonderful addition- and allows you to upscale, recycle or re-purpose all types of containers. You can use it on wicker, wood or glass surfaces with much success. I love the way the Mossy ColorTex® ties all these containers together. I especially like the effect on the clay pots- I love the look of moss on clay pots- but natural moss is messy- and it discolors- when it’s not wet- but this Mossy- delivers the same results- without the mess and it’s permanent! Love it!
I filled the pots with styrofoam- and then placed reindeer moss around the bubble bowl- it brings so much texture to these candle holders- and using the bubble bowls as the centerpiece- and floating candles inside is a super safe way to use candles with your next project!