Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Add A Hand-Painted Raised Pattern To A Lamp Shade Using Textura Paste!

 This is shared with you by Debbie Dion Hayes of

 {Although this post is sponsored by Wood Icing™, the idea and comments are my own.}

Don’t you love this extremely expensive custom lamp shade? (Snicker.)

Wood Icing Lamp Shade

Would you love to hear that I discovered the lamp and shade buried under camping gear in my attic over the weekend and that it went from bland dorm room to designer gorgeous in no time? Wood Icing™ Textura Paste is my new favorite play product. There are several awesome products in the Wood Icing line but I am still playing with the paste, pushing the creative envelope.

I gave myself permission to play and fail on the lamp shade to see if the paste would stick to the shiny thin fabric. Well duh. Of course it stuck and beautifully.

Here’s how to do this easy and quick project. Our diva kitty Lacey Jane and I spent more time waiting for steps to dry than actually painting.

Wood Icing on lamp shade


FROM WOOD ICING  Textura Paste (a very small amount) and Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint®
FROM ROYAL DESIGN STUDIO Royal Design Studio Stencil Cremes in two or more colors
(I used Lime Shine and Metallic Teal)
• Rags or paper towels, small squeeze bottle, stir sticks, paint brushes, squirt bottle with water
• One kitty to drink out of your paint brush water (optional)

TexturaPaste and squirt bottle 

STEP ONE  Put some Textura Paste into a clean small container and add a bit of water until the consistency is like soft pudding. I ended up pouring a bit of water back out into another container. STEP TWO  Use a funnel or just make a little one using paper and tape. Pour the mixture into the squeeze bottle. If it is new, cut the top open with a small hole and make it bigger after testing the size of the pattern it makes.

Wood Icing and Chalk Paint® 

STEP THREE  Make a pattern all over the lamp, trying not to let the paste get too think in any area so it won’t run. I have a cute little battery-operated fan I used to help dry as I turned the shade around to make the pattern. Let dry completely, maybe thirty minutes or so. STEP FOUR  Pour some Duck Egg Chalk Paint® into a container and add a little water. Paint it on the shade and let dry completely.

Stencil Cremes on lamp shade 

STEP FIVE  On some type of palette, (I used a piece of tempered glass left over from a workshop) put out your Stencil Creme colors and choose two that are similar in tone and intensity. Use a larger brush like an Annie Sloan paint brush to wash on the color, blending or not until you like the look. Keep the squirt bottle handy to add water to blend if you like that look. I did a couple of coats of the stencil cremes mostly because I was having too much fun to quit!

Calico cat and lamp shade 

But quit we did. One sweet feline can only drink so much paint water AND watch me work.

{Disclosure: This is a paid featured post in conjunction with Wood Icing™. All opinions, projects, and ideas are based on my own experience. - Debbie Hayes}


  1. Great way to revamp a lamp. Going to have to add this to the list of workshops!

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