Sandy Allnock Eiffel Tower in the SnowEarlier this year, I painted my way across Europe…and when I returned I found this papier maché tower form in a craft store and knew I’d have to decorate it up. As soon as the good folks from Plaid contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in using Martha Stewart’s paints….I knew exactly what the project was going to be. Eiffel Tower in the snow for my holiday decorations!

This is a sponsored post; the paints and brushes used here were sent to me by Plaid.

DIY Eiffel Tower in the Snow

The Vintage Décor and Metallic Paints from Martha Stewart arrived in my mailbox – and when I saw they were soft greens with a white and black, I wanted to try making a greenish patina piece. The colors would be perfect for the look I wanted! Before I started on the Eiffel Tower form, though, I did some testing on a papier maché snowflake and a glass bottle, just to see what the colors looked when dry. And to test to see if they really did work on other surfaces. And guess what? They did! So I dove into the distressing of the Eiffel Tower. Watch the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!

I hope you enjoyed the video and application of the paints! There are so many things you can use these paints for…many of you make cards – just think about the embellishments you can distress with them. The metallics? Oh man. Lots of great holiday ideas! Be sure to check out the Plaid blog for other ideas with these very same paints–plus click HERE to start shopping 🙂

Sandy Allnock Eiffel Tower Snow

My test snowflake came out beautifully too; I left very little of the black layer underneath, and let the whole thing look more green overall…and popped some of the raised areas from the embossing paste with the gold metallic paint.

Sandy Allnock Vintage Snowflake

And the coke bottle was a glass test – but I think I’m likely to put some holly branches in it, and perhaps add some ribbon and bead strings to embellish it for the holidays. And spring flowers when the winter breaks!Sandy Allnock Vintage Coke Bottle

Hope you’ve enjoyed this experiment with these paints, and perhaps will try something yourself. Be sure to come back and leave me a link if you do, I’d love to see what you’ve created!


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; the paints and brushes were provided to me by Plaid.