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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 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!