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Monday, August 3, 2015

Wood Icing® Products Pair Perfectly With Chalk Paint®, Artisan Enhancements & Artsy Stencils

We are sharing a post from Debbie Hayes at MyPatchOfBlueSky.com

Wood Icing stenciled canvas art. 

One of my absolute favorite pastimes is to get together with artist friends and shop owners who sell DIY products to play with exciting new paint and products. Lots of laughs, learning and good memories. And maybe a glass of wine…

A couple of months ago, a small, energetic group of friends gathered for a fun day and a half of sharing and hands-on experimentation.


I brought Wood Icing® Textura Paste and Fissure Size, used to crackle the paste, and another artist brought the perfect size small canvases, some Artisan Enhancements foil, Leaf & Foil Size, stencils, and some Chalk Paint®.

With some basic product explanation from us both, we all jumped in and created our own little canvas masterpiece, our own way.

Immediately it was apparent how well everything mixed and matched since it was primarily water-based.

Our artsy retreat reiterated how inventive DIYers can use compatible products to achieve pattern, texture and bling.

Though I now wish I had photographed each piece, I can share mine.

THE RECIPE
• On an artist canvas, roll or brush on Artisan Enhancements Leaf and Foil Size (1 or 2 coats) and let come to tack
• Lay Artisan Enhancements silver foil over the surface and burnish
• Brush on some Florence Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, leaving open areas. Let dry.
• Place a stencil off-center on the surface. Brush or roll on Wood Icing Fissure Size. Let dry.
• Use Wood Icing Textura Paste with an offset knife and trowel thickly through the same stencil over the Fissure Size. Cracks will result.
• Glaze the entire surface with Wood Icing Mud Pie Furniture Glaze. Wipe with a rag to remove some glaze from the top, pushing glaze into the creases. Let dry.
• Use some SIFF (Southern Institute of Fine Finishing) Empire Gold gilding paste on a finger to lightly accent the stenciled area. Let dry.

Everyone in our group used different Chalk Paint® colors and foils, but we all agreed that we were excited about the possibilities!

Wood Icing stenciled canvas art. 

WHAT IS WOOD ICING TEXTURA PASTE AND WHY IS IT SPECIAL?

Textura Paste is a water-based acrylic product, which has the consistency of peanut butter. Simply spread it with a spatula or trowel. While wet, you can add impressions and designs with any number of objects or tools. Use foam rubber stamps, mesh, lace, and numerous other materials.
You can also apply Textura Paste through a stencil directly onto bare or unfinished wood. Once it has been stained, it’s difficult to tell the difference between real carved wood and a Wood Icing design.

MORE IDEAS FOR USING WOOD ICING + COMPATIBLE PRODUCTS Click on the link to get all of the simple directions


CREATE THIS “ICE PALACE” WALL FINISH

Wood Icing + Modern Masters Metallic Paint + A Royal Design Studio Stencil + Artisan Enhancements Fine Stone

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

CREATE THIS TRIPLE-CANVAS ART

Wood Icing® + Modern Masters Metal Effects + Chalk Paint® + Royal Design Studio Stencil

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

CREATE “INDUSTRIAL LACE” ON CANVAS

Wood Icing + Royal Design Studio Stencil + Silver Leaf
 
Industrial Lace Canvas Art

EMBELLISH AN OLD DOUGH BOWL

Wood Icing + Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint + Royal Design Studio Stencils

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

UPCYCLE OLD CABINETS

Wood Icing + Chalk Paint® + Royal Design Studio Stencil

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

CREATE WOOD “LACE” ON A GLASS TRAY

Wood Icing + Royal Design Studio Stencil

Wood Icing™ glass tray project. 

Are you ready to try mixing and matching products to get some new, unexpected results?

Great!!

Find your local Wood Icing retailer here. Often you will find that Wood Icing retailers also sell Chalk Paint® and Royal Design Studio stencils. How convenient is that?

{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.}