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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

6 Stunning Wood Icing® Projects!

We are sharing a post on Royal Design Studio's digital magazine Paint + Pattern, written about our blogger Debbie Hayes. It features projects that feature several Wood Icing products, plus Royal Design Studio stencils.

Debbie Hayes is an extremely talented P+P contributor who regularly shares beautiful DIY craft and furniture stencil projects on our blog. She is a marketer, photographer and a professional faux finisher with a degree in fine art. Debbie shares her love for design and creativity through her lovely blog ‘My Patch of Blue Sky’.

When it comes to Wood Icing and a beautiful Royal Design Studio stencil, Debbie never falls short of imagination and creativity. Here are a few beautiful projects from her blog that could not wait to be shared! Let’s take a look.

Picture Perfect Stone Effect
Stone Effect with Wood Icing via Debbie Hayes | Peacock Fancy Stencil by Royal Design Studio

A gorgeous stone effect is just one of the several looks wood icing can give your projects. Debbie turned this ordinary frame into an extraordinary work of art in 4 easy steps using our Peacock Fancy Stencil by Royal Design Studio. Her blog post Getting Stone Effect Using Wood Icing gives a step-by-step tutorial.

A Dandy Dough Bowl
Stenciled Dough Bowl via Debbie Hayes | French Numbers Typography Stencil via Royal Design Studio

Debbie has a knack for up-cycling old, previously unused things and transforming them into something beautiful! For this project she scouted an old dough bowl from her attic that desperately needed some paint and pattern love. By using our French Numbers Typography Stencil by Royal Design Studio, Wood Icing and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint she gave it a brand new look! Learn more about this easy breezy project on her DIY blog post An Old Dough Bowl Gets Gorgeous.

Get Floored by This Door
Stenciled Cabinet Door via Debbie Hayes | Stargazer Medallion Stencil by Royal Design Studio

A beautiful Royal Design Studio Stencil like the Stargazer Medallion Christmas Stencil by Royal Design Studio, Wood Icing and some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is all you need to brighten up plain and boring cabinet doors. Learn how in A Lovely Fabric-like Cabinet Finish tutorial.

‘L’ace an Industrial Look
Stenciled Canvas Art | Fleur de Lace Stencil by Royal Design Studio

Are you a fan of both, the industrial look as well as lace at the same time? Well, so is Debbie! In 6 easy steps she created this lovely Industrial Lace Canvas Wall Art with a metal-like finish to adorn her dresser. She used our Fleur de Lace Stencil by Royal Design Studio with Wood Icing and simply layered the pattern with silver leaf and Licorice Furniture Glaze.

Voila! An art piece that is both graceful and bold at the same time. Check out our Lace Stencils Collection by Royal Design Studio to find several lace designs and sizes to suit your specific project needs.

Served Up With Pattern
Stenciled Glass Tray via Debbie Hayes | Custom Vinyl Stencil by Modello Designs

Debbie loves to experiment and loves everything verre eglomise. Her Glamorize Your Table Top with Verre Eglomise DIY tutorial on P+P is one of our favorites! When it came to trying out Wood Icing on glass, she ended up using it with our one-time use Modello Stencils. She finished with a layer of furniture glaze to give the raised pattern a beautiful wooden look. Find a quick three-step tutorial on how to create this Gorgeous Lacy-Wood Look Glass Tray on her blog.

An Antique Look for your Book
Stenciled Bookcover DIY via Debbie Hayes | Moorish Fleur de Lis Moroccan Stencil by Royal Design Studio

If you like the look of old books, this DIY is for you. Debbie shows how you can transform your favorite read into an antique keepsake in How to Create a Gorgeous Antique-Looking Book. For this project Debbie used our Moorish Fleur de Lis Moroccan Stencil by Royal Design Studio, Antique Gold Stencil Crème by Royal Design Studio, gold leaf and Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. You can also pick any pattern and color of your choice from our Moroccan Stencil Collection by Royal Design Studio and Royal Stencil Cremes’ Collection.

Enjoy! How are YOU using Wood Icing with stencils? We'd love to see. Share your projects on our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Use Wood Icing® Plus Rust, Patina, And A Stencil On Art Canvases

 We are sharing this post by blogger Debbie Hayes of MyPatchOfBlueSky.com.

Wood Icing® canvas art project using heavy texture, rust, patina and a stencil

If you know me by now, you are aware that I adore anything crusty, rusty, and covered in patina. Furniture, accessories, mailboxes, old doors. Anything!

I have a blast combining products from my amazing clients to create what I call magic. Rose Wilde, owner of Wood Icing®, is wonderfully encouraging about my ideas for using Textura Paste. Years ago I had an employer who used to say they would just “wind me up and let me go” and Rose does the same. Be still my heart!



Wood Icing® canvas art project using heavy texture, rust, patina and a stencil

For this post I was in the mood to work on art canvases. But maybe not the traditional “hang-it-on-the-wall” variety. Sometimes artwork just placed on our plank wood coffee table with some strewn pine cones makes me just as happy.

Wood Icing canvas art project using rust, patina and a stencil

I found these three pre-packaged gallery wrap canvases at Michael’s which were perfect, adding more interest and display possibilities.
SUPPLIES
• Wood Icing® Textura Paste
Modern Masters Metal Effects products: Primer, Iron Paint + Rust Activator, Copper Paint + Green Patina Solution, Bronze Paint + Blue Patina Solution, Permacoat Xtreme sealer
• Royal Design Studio Phoebe’s Tulip Wall Stencil
• canvases, color shaper or putty knife, paper towels, stencil brush, paint brushes, small roller, rags, containers

PRIME, ADD  IRON PAINT & SEAL
Wood Icing canvas art project using rust, patina and a stencil

Roll or brush on 2 coats of Modern Masters Primer according to directions and let dry overnight. (Resist the temptation to use regular household primer, which will not work properly with Metal Effects products.)

Roll or brush on 2 coats of Iron Paint. Let Dry.
Wood Icing canvas art project using rust, patina and a stencil

Spray 2 coats of Rust Activator according to directions. Let dry. Enjoy watching the rust develop!

Wood Icing canvas art project using rust, patina and a stencil

When dry, brush on a coat of Permacoat Xtreme sealer so the Wood Icing Textura Paste will adhere. (Not shown.) Let dry.

ADD HEAVY TEXTURE
Wood Icing canvas art project using rust, patina and a stencil

Butt the three canvases together. Use a color shaper tool or a putty knife to drag some layers of Textura Paste from the top down on the canvases. Don’t cover too much so the background rust will show. Let dry about 45 minutes or until completely dry.

ADD COPPER PAINT AND GREEN PATINA
Wood Icing canvas art project using rust, patina and a stencil

Use a small, stiff artist paint brush to paint some copper onto the texture only. Let dry. Add another layer, but DO NOT LET DRY. Immediately spray Green Patina Solution generously on the entire surface. Let dry.

Wood Icing canvas art project using rust, patina and a stencil

It’s great fun to watch as the patina evolves.

Wood Icing canvas art project using rust, patina and a stencil

Here is the moment when you should decide whether or not you want to stop or add more. Since I was in a “let’s see what else we can do” mood, I added the next step. But I do love it at this point too!

ADD A STENCIL, BRONZE PAINT AND BLUE PATINA
Wood Icing canvas art project using rust, patina and a stencil

Lay the large stencil over the surface and move it around until you like the composition. Use a big stencil brush to stencil one layer of bronze paint. Leave the stencil in place. DO NOT LET DRY.

Spray Blue

Immediately spray the Blue Patina Solution. Remove the stencil and let dry. More fun watching the pattern evolve.

Wood Icing art canvas project with heavy texture, rust, patina and a stencil

So was this the most fun ever? I even like the rusty, drippy edges.

Wood Icing® canvas art using heavy texture, rust, patina and a stencil

At this point I am willing to bet that you are itching to try this. Am I right?

You can find local retailers to purchase the products, or order directly from the links listed in the supplies.

Find a Wood Icing® retailer
Find a Modern Masters retailer
Find a Royal Design Studio retailer

Have fun!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Get A Stone Effect Using Wood Icing®, Artisan Enhancements And A Royal Design Studio Stencil!

 We are sharing a post by Debbie Dion Hayes from her blog MyPatchOfBlueSky.com

{Although this post is sponsored by Wood Icing™, the idea, experimentation, and comments are my own.}

Wood Icing/ Artisan Enhancements/ Royal Design frame 
Are you always looking for these two things: a cool new furniture finish AND another picture frame to showcase your evolving family, friends and accomplishments? Me too!

You may know that I have the unique opportunity to work with several wonderful DIY products. Yes, I admit it, it’s a little slice of creative heaven for me.

Rose Wilde, co-owner of Wood Icing Co. had a great idea for a stone finish – let’s try some Artisan Enhancements Fine Stone on top of Wood Icing products to get the look of stone. So naturally I added a perfect Royal Design Studio stencil to enhance it all on this flat picture frame I unearthed in my clutter of “great stuff to use for blog posts.”


SUPPLIES


Wood Icing/ Artisan Enhancements/ Royal Design frame

FROM WOOD ICING Licorice & Tree Bark Furniture Glazing Colors, offset palette knife, Graphite Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

FROM ARTISAN ENHANCEMENTS Fine Stone

FROM ROYAL DESIGN STUDIO Peacock Fancy Stencil

OTHER ITEMS rags, paint brushes, painters tape, sand paper


Wood Icing/ Artisan Enhancements/ Royal Design frame 
 STEP ONE
Paint one coat of Graphite Chalk Paint® and let dry. Knock off any points with sandpaper if needed.

STEP TWO
Lay the stencil over the frame in a pleasing position. Tape if you like. I chose an off-center placement since this is a frame and I wanted the look a bit artsy.

Put some Textura Paste on your palette knife or color shaper tool and pull it over the stencil openings. When the entire frame is covered, level out the paste. Let dry about 15 minutes.

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 STEP THREE
Brush on one coat of Graphite and let dry.

Stipple or pounce a coat of Fine Stone on the entire surface of the frame and let dry. Due to the base coat of Graphite you will see some mottling of color. Sand the tops of the design to expose some of the white Sand Stone.

Brush on one coat of Graphite and let dry.
 STEP FOUR
Brush on a wash of Tree Bark Glaze. Let dry. Brush on a coat of Licorice. Before the Licorice drys, wipe the surface with a rag to expose some texture and pattern. When you like the effect, let dry for an hour.

Brush on one or two coats of Dull PolyAcrylic. Let dry.

Wood Icing|Artisan Enhancements|Royal Design Studio picture frame project 
 Fill with a favorite photo or momento. I left off the glass and found this old script in French on TheGraphicsFairy.com which I printed on soft brown card stock. Find it here.

 

Wood Icing|Artisan Enhancements|Royal Design Studio picture frame project
 Time to enjoy! Lacey Jane just woke up and she insists that I use her photo in the frame. Who can resist those eyes?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Use Wood Icing™, A Stencil And Silver Leaf To Create This Industrial Lace Canvas Art

We are sharing this post by Debbie Dion Hayes, from her blog MyPatchOfBlueSky.com
Industrial Lace Canvas Art

{Although this post is sponsored by Wood Icing™, the idea, experimentation, and comments are my own.}

Are you a fan of the industrial look? Do you love lace? Let’s put the two together and create this metal-look patterned artwork with lots of depth. It almost looks like a chunk of heavy solid embossed steel! My favorite thing to do with artwork it to layer it with other pieces. Everywhere. This pretty vignette is on my dresser.

Can you just imagine an entire wall of these in several metal finishes. Love it!


My inspiration pieces for this project were my treasured Moroccan bracelet and perfume bottles, purchased on an artsy trip to Marrakech. I’ve been studying them for ages and it finally came to me that Wood Icing™, a stencil, silver leaf and some glaze would be perfect to recreate the look.

Let’s do it! Normally I recommend inviting kiddos of all ages join in on projects, but since the silver leaf tends to billow everywhere, I can only imagine little fingers putting the pretty things in their mouths. So this time, older children only, please.

Industrial Lace Canvas Art 

SUPPLIES

Industrial lace canvas art

• Any size gallery wrap canvas with a wide edge. Mine is from Michaels

FROM WOOD ICING™ Textura Paste, off-set knife, Furniture Glaze in Licorice, Satin PolyAcrylic Top Coat, Graphite Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

FROM ROYAL DESIGN STUDIO Small Fleur de Lace stencil, or any stencil

• Any Leaf Size product like Wunda Size, imitation silver leaf in sheets or pieces called shaibin. All are available from Michaels or from online sources

• brush, foam brush, cheap throw-away brush for leaf size, 220-grit sandpaper, rags, wax paper
 
Industrial Lace Canvas Art
 
STEP ONE above
Paint two coats of Graphite Chalk Paint® and let dry.
 
STEP TWO
Lay the stencil in a pleasing position over the canvas. Tape in position if possible. If not, hold in place with one hand. Using the off-set knife, “butter” some Texture Paste over the stencil pattern, taking care not to push it under the stencil. When the pattern is complete, carefully peel off the stencil and wash it. Let the paste dry for about 10 minutes or so. If you need to reposition the stencil to complete the pattern, just find the design edge and add more Textura Paste. Sand lightly.
 
Industrial Lace Canvas Art
 
STEP THREE above
Wipe after sanding. Paint one coat of Graphite and let dry.
 
STEP FOUR
Brush on a THIN coat of leaf size. More in this case is not better. Let come to tack for 10 or 15 minutes. My photo shows too much size so you can see it. Definitely wipe away puddles of size.
 
Industrial lace canvas art
 
STEP FIVE
Lay the leaf sheets or broken leaf pieces over the canvas and press down with your fingers. Use a soft brush to push the leaf into all of the crevasses until the entire canvas, including the edges are covered. If you missed a spot when applying the size, just add some more, let come to tack and add leaf. When finished, grab the dust buster or vacuum and get rid of all of the little bits of silver leaf.
 
STEP SIX
Brush on some Licorice Furniture Glaze and gently wipe off the excess with a rag. Pull a foam brush over the top in all directions to remove more glaze until you like the look. Do the sides as well. 
Let dry.
 
OPTIONAL STEP SEVEN
Brush on Wood Icing™ PolyAcrylic Top Coat, following directions.
Add hanging hardware, or simply prop in a niche, in a bookcase, on the mantel or on your dresser to show off artwork, special jewelry pieces and pottery like I did.
 
Industrial lace canvas art
 
{Disclosure: This is a paid featured post in conjunction with Wood Icing™. All opinions, projects, and ideas are based on my own experience.}

Monday, December 15, 2014

An Old Dough Bowl Gets Gorgeous Using Wood Icing™ + Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint!







We are sharing Debbie Dion Hayes' post from MyPatchOfBlueSky.com

Wooden dough bowl painted with green mmilk paint and stenciled with Wood Icing Textura Paste

{Although this post is sponsored by Wood Icing™, the idea, experimentation, and comments are my own.}

I have spent many years in the faux finishing and DIY paint worlds. I can’t even begin to count the number of different products I have used. Some I love to use, and others…well, not so much. I am excited today to play with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint for the first time. The look is very “me” and the though of pairing it in a project with Wood Icing‘s Textura Paste made me jump out of bed this morning in anticipation of the possibilities.


I wanted to use the Milk Paint on raw wood. But so many items in our home are painted. So I rooted around in our attic and discovered this dough bowl. The day I bought it, I put it on the kitchen table to attend to a ringing phone and – good grief – one of the kitties came flying down the hall, leaped onto the table and the bowl and kitty flew off the table. The bowl split almost in half. The kitty laughed behind my back. The bowl has been repaired, lived on the kitchen counter and many a tomato has gone juicy in it.


My old wooden dough bowl with stains

I knew from experience that the Wood Icing™ Textura Paste would stick like glue to the wood. This stuff is awesome! But, I was a bit concerned about the milk paint used over the stains.

Never fear, everything worked like magic!

Here is my project! Love it for my first attempt, don’t you?


Dough bowl painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, with letter stencils

I hope you are ready to give this a try. For me it was so quick and easy, I was a bit sad it was over.

SUPPLIES

Supplies to paint the wooden dough bowl

Click the links for details on how to purchase TEXTURA PASTE & MISS MUSTARD SEED PRODUCTS.

• Wood Icing Textura Paste
• Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Lucketts Green, Wax Puck, Hemp Oil
• Royal Design Studio French Numbers Stencil
• 220-grit sand paper, paint brush, containers, wiping cloths, paint stick

STEP ONE – The Wood Icing™ Textura Paste


Add textured stencils to the dough bowl with Textura Paste

Clean the bowl and wipe it.

Lay out a random pattern of the numbers in the bowl. Since the shape of the bowl is not conducive to the flat stencil material, you will have to use one hand to hold the stencil down flat and the other to apply the Textura Paste. I simply used a dab on my finger to apply it through the stencil. The texture will not be very thick, so you can let the numbers dry then place the stencil back on and add another layer. One layer was fine with me.

Let the Paste dry – it only takes a few minutes. Lightly sand and wipe off the residue.

STEP TWO – The Milk Paint

Paint the cough bowl with Lucketts Green Milk Paint

Use the wax puck on any areas you want to resist the paint. I ran it around the edges of the bowl.
Put one part milk paint in a container and add one part water. I wanted more of a stain, so I added another half part water. Mix really well with a paint stick.

Paint one coat on the back of the bowl, let dry, and decide how you like the look. Mine was a stained look. Since I wanted to experiment more, I added another coat. Then I moved on to the front once I had a feel for the product and painted two coats.

After it was dry I sanded lightly and wiped.

Wow, this looks wonderful. I like how the edges are worn after using the wax.

STEP THREE – Finishing

Use Hemp Oil to protect the surface

Now I want to seal it with a food-safe, water-resistant product since this bowl is where our fruits and veggies end up.

I  brushed on a coat of Hemp Oil and waited a few minutes to wipe off the excess. I will add another couple of coats over time, following the instructions.

What do you think? I am so happy with my choice of green and the little stencils to give a bit of interest. The Textura Paste and the paint are imperfect, and look like they are just made for the wooden bowl. Did you notice the tomato juice and other stains disappeared and even seemed to enhance the look? Pretty cool.


The finished bowl with green milk paint and textured stencils


This bowl will not be going back up in the attic!

{Disclosure: This is a paid featured post in conjunction with Wood Icing™. All opinions, projects, and ideas are based on my own experience.}

Friday, October 31, 2014

Create This Lovely Fabric-Like Cabinet Finish Using Wood Icing™, Chalk Paint® And A Stencil!

We are sharing this post by Debbie Dion Hayes of MyPatchOfBlueSky.com

Cabinet finish using Wood Icing™ Textura Paste and Chalk Paint® 

{Although this post is sponsored by Wood Icing™, the idea and comments are my own.}

Last week I spent three wonderful fall days wandering the High Point Market. It’s where buyers and interior designers go twice yearly to buy for their stores and clients. You can imagine the eye candy is over the top, and I get ideas faster than I can remember them. I did leave with the plan to create a furniture finish using Wood Icing® Textura Paste that is lightly textured, washed and soft gold and grey.

Yes, like pretty fabric, with a gorgeous glass pull that is similar to the pattern.


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What do you think? This is easy, fast and can be created in any colors that work well with soft gold, because I actually used the Wood Icing™ Textura Paste color as part of the finish.

SUPPLIES

Wood Icing cabinet finish supplies, including Textura Paste, Chalk Paint® and a stencil

• cabinet door for a sample, or a furniture item
• FROM WOOD ICING.COM: Textura Paste, Paris Grey & Pure White Chalk Paint®, and Clear Soft Wax
• stencil, mine is from RoyalDesignStudio.com
• brush, rags, cheesecloth or lint-free wiping cloth

 PAINT THE CABINET & ADD TEXTURA PASTE

Cabinet finish using Wood Icing™ Textura Paste and Chalk Paint®

I used a cabinet door I found at Habitat for Humanity for $1. Lacey Jane the kitty helper insisted upon assisting. I lightly sanded the door and wiped it off because it was shiny. Then I brushed on one coat of Paris Grey and let it dry.

I cut my stencil edges off, in order for it to fit inside the panel more easily. I put it in various positions that I liked, and simply used my finger to push a bit of Textura Paste through the stencil. It dries quickly.

WASH ON PURE WHITE, WIPE SOME OFF & WAX

Wood Icing™ cabinet finish using Textura Paste, a stencil and Chalk Paint®

Brush on a thin layer of Pure White, in random strokes so it’s not too perfect. Let dry. Use a wet rag to pull of areas of the pattern until you like the look. Let dry.

Use cheesecloth to wipe on one layer of Clear Soft Wax. Wait a few minutes and wipe off all excess. Buff to a soft sheen. If this is a piece of furniture, wait a day and add another coat of Clear Wax.

Pretty isn’t it!

Textura Paste cabinet door finish using a stencil and Chalk Paint® 

{Disclosure: This is a paid featured post in conjunction with Wood Icing™. All opinions, projects, and ideas are based on my own experience.}