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What comes to your mind when you hear garden statues and decorations? For me, it’s mushrooms and gnomes that used to creep me out when I was a child. But there are also some incredible garden decorations like a dolly with flowering plants, stone fountains, and some DIY from recyclable materials.
Garden art has evolved. Sculptures were traditionally constructed from cement and covered paint. Today, garden art is made from different base materials like acrylic, wood, and metal.
Carved wood garden sculpture has been around since olden times. It used to be a part of religious activity, decoration, or an emblem of a family. Today, wood is rarely used as garden decoration due to its organic nature. Its primary opponent is moisture and water. Even when coated with varnish or paint, a wooden base is easily affected by varying weather.
Adding a coat of liquid metal is far better than using regular paint. A liquid metal coat provides maximum protection and can preserve the quality of the wood. The metallic colour will also enhance shine and texture by mixing two to three colours to accentuate each groove, points and curves
Vibrantly coloured garden ornaments made of plastic materials like shown above creates a hip and youthful vibe. It looks fantastic and fresh, perfect for a large area. However, acrylic garden décor has a short shelf life. Unlike wood, acrylic garden pieces are affected by heat and sunlight. The colour and shine will fade. Furthermore, depending on the type of plastic used, the change in weather will make the ornament brittle.
Your clay pots act as containers and decorations. You can paint them using vibrant colours to revitalise your garden. Bright coloured containers are great to use in neutral spaces. The different shades draw attention that somewhat mimics the presence of flowers, enhancing the green hue of the plant.
Custom made clay pots like the image above are available today. Functional and artistic, this piece will surely gather attention and impress your visitors. The brown coat translates into a natural and culture-based atmosphere.
Now Imagine this piece coated with gold-tone liquid metal. Applying a layer of LIQMET gold liquid metal will change its appearance to an Incan treasure piece! Can you see it? Now, where would you place a golden pot like this if you have it? Actually, it doesn’t matter where you place it; its remarkable appearance will shine wherever it may be!
Metal garden sculptures create a highly modern and crisp look. Present establishments and public areas prefer using stainless steel sculptures due to their durability and resistance to corrosion. Steel is easy to clean and only requires minimum maintenance.
Garden sculptures made from cement are enduring and durable that can withstand any type of weather. Although uncoated, cement garden art has its own charm. However, it looks bland and unappealing compared to painted ones. Looking at the above photos, you can see the difference in the appeal and the overall vibe created by the coat. The cherub with a white coat looks cute and traditional, while the metal-coated angel on the right displays an artistic and dramatic air.
Whether you love hosting outdoor parties, inviting friends for a meal at home, or for personal advantage, adding a touch of liquid metal to your garden art will be beneficial no matter what. Here are some of its benefits:
Gardens sculptures are an excellent way to underline the house’s architecture, add colours and texture. Let’s say you have a clean and well-maintained lawn; adding a piece of garden art will highlight its pristine appearance as well as serve as a centrepiece, breaking the monotonous green colour. For a garden with flowering plants, including a sculpture will add to the story you are vibing.
The above image is an excellent example of how small garden art can accentuate and fill empty areas of your garden. What’s great about this decoration is that it displays a fun atmosphere and supports recycling. You can transform this using our aluminium liquid metal to make it more like a happy tin man.
Having a remarkable garden sculpture tells your visitor a story and sets their expectation on what’s inside. For example, metal art or sculpture sends a modern vibe, while wooden art translates to a country flair. Much like how themed home interiors can add personality into a living space, garden art can set an atmosphere. The above example displays a religious theme that sets a zen and calm mood.
Your front lawn Is the first thing your visitors see from afar. This sets their first impression, especially if it’s the first time that they come to visit you. Your chosen garden art gives visitors a peek of your personality. Looking at this cow garden art, what do you think the homeowner’s personality is? Are they playful, snub, artistic, or eccentric? Are they child–friendly or not?
No matter what type of garden art you have, adding a layer of liquid metal coat can transform your garden’s mood and appeal to a more modern and lush space. If you’re adding new pieces of garden art, ensure that it enhances your garden and not outshine it. Always consider the size and colour before purchase, and if it fits the atmosphere you intend to produce.
For outdoor application, remember to use additional polyurethane coating to seal the metal particles from oxidizing and protect them from corrosion and abrasions. This also provides extra shine, adding a water-proof surface.
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When we think of adding drama into space, colour is the first thing that comes to mind. You may also think of adding decorative pieces like a colourful throw pillow, warm lighting etc. However, with limited space, adding something takes valuable space that makes the room look small and cramped. It’s a good thing that there’s another effective way to liven up a room without taking floor space, and that is with a textured wall or, better yet, by adding liquid metal coating with a textured finish.
Benefits of a Textured Liquid Metal Coating Finish
Ways to Add Texture Using Liquid Metals
There are two ways to add liquid metal to your walls to elevate their look.
Some of you may already have a textured wall that, for some reason, still looks dull and uninteresting. You can cover a large area using a spray gun for fine coverage. This ensures that every groove is coated, however small it may be.
Using a paint roller is ideal if you are targeting to highlight embossed surfaces. You can achieve this by lightly rolling the brush in, leaving the cavities untreated.
You can add textures on your wall using our brush viscosity and different tools such as:
This is not the tiny stipple brush we use on makeup to get that natural airbrushed look. A stipple brush is a larger brush used to create a stippled surface. The depth and texture depend on the hardness of the bristles and the pressure you apply. You can obtain deeper indents with stiff bristles creating tiny visible round hollows forming a rugged appearance. A soft-bristled brush with light pressure will produce a leather-like grain for a more elegant finish.
You can also use a regular paintbrush for small spaces, but if you plan to upgrade a whole wall, having a stipple brush will come in handy.
Paint rollers are available in plain or patterned variants. A simple roller can leave an antique texture characterised by random circular dents with an elongated vein-like feature. You can also use creased plastic to create a random antique design.
You can do various patterns using your trusty trowel. The most common surface using a trowel is a skip trowel texture. This type of wall texturing is popular among high-end homes for its Mediterranean vibe. Its elegant appearance is similar to a stucco finish. This is achieved by manually applying the paint using a trowel or a spatula.
Another type of trowel is called a V-notch trowel. This is used to create comb and fan wall designs. A comb pattern is like a stripe design created by scraping the top of the paint, leaving indented channels. Fan patterns are done by moving the trowel in a half-circular motion creating an open fan design.
To create a fine to rough orange peel texture, you can use a sponge. Orange peel is also called eggshell; this is commonly used in place of a smooth finish due to its subtle textured surface that is advantageous in concealing wall imperfections. Its neutral and minimalist character makes it easy to pair with any decorative styles.
You can create an orange peel, popcorn and a knockdown finish by using a sprayer. Just adjust the spray to fine to get small dots for an orange peel texture. A medium spray will give you a popcorn design. A coarse setting will spray bigger blobs, which you can flatten and spread with a scraper or a spatula.
The fine bristles of the paintbrush create a subtle chic design making it suitable for home and business structures. You can incorporate soft elegance into a room by adding liquid metal swirl patterns on panelled walls. Use darker tones for a formal atmosphere for office spaces. Add lighter tones like gold or platinum in the borders for additional oomph factor suitable for headboard panels of bedrooms.
Textures can transform a room from boring to remarkable by adding an artistic flair to your wall. Creating texture is mainly based on creativity. Explore your creative side and make unique prints the way you like them.
Elevate the depth and character of your space with a coat of LIQMET liquid metal. Use LIQMET’s brush viscosity to manually play and create patterns. Its thick viscosity makes it an excellent base to form designs and indents, perfect for DIY projects to upscale your home. Order your sample pots to start your own DIY project, and have fun upscaling your home today.
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I was browsing through Instagram when an image of decorative wall art grabbed my attention. It was simply made of a bronze wire, patterned with three hollow birds perched on a branch (I assume). The metal wall art was placed against a plain white wall just on top of an entryway table. It gave the section a sleek and fresh contemporary appeal. This made me realise we don’t need bulky decorative pieces to enhance a room. A space-saving and straightforward contemporary wall art will do the trick.
A contemporary wall art equates to a modern, neutral, and minimalist type of designs, popular with the younger generation. Contemporary decorative wall arts are suitable for offices, commercial spaces, apartments, and homes. Because less is more is the mantra for modern interior design, it is a must that every decorative wall art stands out.
To help you spruce up your home, here are some contemporary decorative wall art ideas you can replicate with the use of liquid metals.
1. Sunburst Mirror
You can find a sunburst mirror accent in every interior home store. These are usually offered with a metal or wooden frame. If you already have this at home, add a personal touch and make it stand out by spraying LIQMET antique brass, bronze or gold metal coating. The metallic shimmer alone will accentuate each curve and points, complementing a clear central mirror. You can place this above your entryway table so you can check your appearance as you go out.
Starburst decorative wall accent is ideal as a living room backdrop or on a featured wall. These are round with a spray of pointed wires. You can use our smoked chrome, bronze, or platinum metal coating for a tasteful and classy vibe.
3. Panelled Wall Art Design
Panelled wall art is a type of wall decoration you can replicate using your imagination and artistry. The patterns you can create will be one of a kind, making it ideal as a highpoint on your featured wall at home or office. This type of wall art is so hot right now that you can easily make money out of it. You can use two to three soft metal combinations such as platinum, gold, rose, or brass, combined with deeper tones like antique bronze, copper, brass, or iron to add impact and highlight precision strokes. The refinement of the liquid metal alone, together with your creativity, will undoubtedly result in a work of art.
4. Vanity Wall Light
Get your trusty wall light a makeover it deserves with a coat of liquid metal. It is ideal to use a spray gun for these pieces to cover every nook and cranny, giving a professionally completed look. Use our graphite or smoked chrome variants for more masculine flair or rose or platinum shades for a softer appearance. Pair these with warm light to complete a homey and hotel-like ambience.
5. Abstract Circles
Here is another decorative wall art you can replicate using wires, mirrors, or capiz/mother of pearl shells you can find in home depots and DIY arts and crafts stores. Unlike the edgy starburst wall décor, abstract circular wall arts provide a soft and playful appearance brought by curvy vires and rounded ends. This is best suitable to place against a soft beige background. The wires must be sprayed with darker metal coating variants to emphasize the myriad of colours and gloss of shell accent.
6. Wire Wall Art
Wire wall arts are so simple that you can place them on any wall surfaces. Wires are also readily available and easy to manoeuvre that anyone can play and create something out of it. You can make almost any from using wires. One popular wire art you can create is a flower or a set of flowers you can place on corner walls near the bookshelf or windows. These are perfect for your daughter’s rooms giving it a feminine touch without taking too much space.
7. Leaf Frames
Leaf and trees are another famous wall accent to give a touch of nature inside your home. Some leafy materials you can use are old Christmas decorations, or you can make one by drying leaves and delicately removing dried surfaces, leaving only their veins. Spray them with a liquid metal coat to make them sturdier in form. You can arrange them creatively inside a hollow frame made of thicker wires or metal tubes coated with dark metal tones. You can use gold, pewter, or silver alternately for the leaves or have a single colour of brass for sophisticated elegance.
8. Plant Frame wall Décor
For plant lovers, add a touch of metal and hang your decorative plants on your wall for a stylish, functional, quirky way to flaunt your love for plants. This design saves you valuable floor space, while the metallic touch gives a neat and luxurious flair to complement the greens.
9. Decorative Wall Shelf
Decorative wall shelves are examples of functional wall art; you can upgrade your wooden wall shelves just by adding a metallic shade. Smoked chrome is a sought after colour to hide dust that may accumulate over time. Its smooth satin finish makes it easy to clean with a duster or a soft cloth.
Wall arts are excellent decorations to give personality to a room. It can serve as a functional or purely decorative nature. Whatever type of wall art you choose, the most important thing to note is to choose pieces that blend.
Beautifully replicate these styles by adding a touch of liquid metal. You can create these from scratch, or you can upgrade your current decorative wall arts with a coat of LIQMET. We offer 16 varieties of metal colours to satisfy your taste, from soft rose alloy to sleek dark graphite. We also have our famous Tahiti green and aqua alloy if you are looking for a playful and youthful vibe.