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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!

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