Saturday, October 22, 2011

Just finished this cute little chair and chest with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. First I painted with Olive then dry brushed Old White over the top to accent the textures. I had this little chest with the bird on it already done with Wood Icing™, so when I found this fabric to cover the chair cushion with, I could not resist painting it too! Both are for sale at Wood Icing™ Studio
in Chesterfield Mall.  I hope they get a happy home!

More pictures and directions are at the bottom.

These are more pictures of the chair and chest. I painted the center drawer red on the inside and the rest are green and white. I put my signature in the top drawer.
I love this fabric!
This is the close up of the bird on the chest of drawers...so cute.
The drawer pulls are leaves and the leaf design on the surface was done by pressing a raised fabric into the Textura Paste. Then painted with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.
. I plan to take pictures of this process and post them in another week or two. So stay tuned for that. Here are the Chalk Paint® directions.
  1. Old White
  2. I mixed the Olive Green with water and glazed over the entire surface
  3. Wiped back the glaze leaving color in the cracks and crevasses
  4. Let it dry.
  5. Dry brushed Pure White over the top. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My first blog entry EVER!

Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting. For those of you that have never heard of Wood Icing I will briefly describe the product and it's purpose. It is a texturizing and dimensional paste used for resurfacing furniture & cabinetry. At least approximately 10 years ago, that is what it started out as. But, as it has become a friend to many, it has crossed over into the arts and crafts world as well.
To make a purchase or for more information please visit one or all of our websites.
In the Wood Icing Studio/Gallery, I manage the classroom and all things product, furniture or cabinetry related and my daughter Heather Haymart manages the Art Gallery, which is filled with the works of some of St Louis's most talented artist.
My purpose and reason for this blog is to connect with folks, to share ideas and to offer help and advice to those using or planning to use the product in their projects.
I will try to help with the technical question about the product and it's use on furniture and cabinetry and those designs but I will defer you to Heather for the fine art questions. She has been using Wood Icing in her abstract art from the beginning, therefore, she has all the experience and talent in that department.
I look forward to blogging with you.
Sincerely
Rose Wilde