Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Create This “Ice Palace” Wall Finish Using Wood Icing®!

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

Create This "Ice Palace" Wall Finish Using Wood Icing Textura Paste

Have you noticed that rustic furniture can mix beautifully with a glamorous wall finish?

Our 1970s ranch home is far from glam, but I have decided that a gorgeous treatment on a focus wall can be a sweet addition.


Create This "Ice Palace" Wall Finish Using Wood Icing Textura Paste

We have an odd corner in our even odder right-angle hallway that runs the length of our house. I have struggled over the years to add interest and a lovely vignette, but it has to be narrow enough for people, pets and furniture to pass. It’s an unlikely area to be designated one of the prettiest spots in our home, but no one ever accused me of following rules when it comes to decorating, right?

So, after having a blast playing with Wood Icing® Textura Paste, a gorgeous wall stencil and a couple more favorite DIY products, I created this wall treatment called “Ice Palace.” Reflective, soft, with a hint of a dusting of snow, it was just what our dark corner, featuring a skinny, crusty cabinet needed.

Here’s everything you need to know to do it! I encourage you to practice first on a large piece of board, drywall, or plastic before you work on a wall.

(When you apply the finish on a wall you will need to tape off the trim and edges with painters tape and put down a drop cloth. Then find and mark the center of the wall – or the focal point – where you want to begin the pattern. Also find the center of the stencil to match up to the center of the wall. Begin at the top and work side to side and down, matching up the little registration marks.)

SUPPLIES
• WOOD ICING Textura Paste
• ROYAL DESIGN STUDIO Lisboa Tile stencil
• MODERN MASTERS Metallic Paint in Platinum
• ARTISAN ENHANCEMENTS Fine Stone
• water, containers, small flexible trowel, large metal trowel, sample board to practice, stir sticks, towels

MIX TEXTURA PASTE WITH SOME WATER
Create This "Ice Palace" Wall Finish Using Wood Icing Textura Paste
In a container, mix about 10% water with Textura Paste to soften it up a bit.

USE A SMALL TROWEL TO  PULL THE MIX THROUGH THE STENCIL
Create This "Ice Palace" Wall Finish Using Wood Icing Textura Paste

Tape the stencil on to the sample board. I am using an old sample so that you can see what I am doing better, and to show you that the wall will need no prep before this step!

Use a stir stick to load the Textura Paste onto your trowel and pull it down vertically.

Create This "Ice Palace" Wall Finish Using Wood Icing Textura Paste

Remove vertical streaks by going back over them with a light touch using the trowel. Use a wet towel to clean off the trowel as needed.

Create This "Ice Palace" Wall Finish Using Wood Icing Textura Paste
Remove the stencil and either place it in water, or clean it right away with soap and water. If you need to sand raised areas, do it before the paste is completely dried hard.

BRUSH OR ROLL THE METALLIC PAINT.
Create This "Ice Palace" Wall Finish Using Wood Icing Textura Paste

Brush or roll on one coat of Platinum paint. Let dry.

TROWEL ON FINE STONE
Create This "Ice Palace" Wall Finish Using Wood Icing Textura Paste

Use a stir stick to load some Fine Stone onto the large trowel.

Create This "Ice Palace" Wall Finish Using Wood Icing Textura Paste

Pull the trowel vertically, starting at the top. It will naturally deposit some material at the raised pattern and skip areas, which is the look you are going for. Resist the urge to fill in the area completely so that the platinum will show through and reflect soft light. Let dry.

 Do a lap around the house to gather a few coordinating accessories to add to enhance your new look.

Create This "Ice Palace" Wall Finish Using Wood Icing Textura Paste

I liked the idea of trying out just a couple of reflective items since the finish is soft, but heavily textured.

Create This "Ice Palace" Wall Finish Using Wood Icing Textura Paste

I’m really pleased with the effect, and hope you are inspired and ready to try it too. Think how impressed your friends will be!

{This post is sponsored by my wonderful client, Wood Icing®. They allow me to experiment with their cool products, and the ideas and comments are my own.}

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