We are sharing this post by blogger Debbie Hayes of MyPatchOfBlueSky.com.
If you know me by now, you are aware that I adore anything crusty,
rusty, and covered in patina. Furniture, accessories, mailboxes, old
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!
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.
I found these three pre-packaged gallery wrap canvases at Michael’s
which were perfect, adding more interest and display possibilities.
• 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
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
Roll or brush on 2 coats of Iron Paint. Let Dry.
Spray 2 coats of Rust Activator according to directions. Let dry. Enjoy watching the rust develop!
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
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
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.
It’s great fun to watch as the patina evolves.
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
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.
Immediately spray the Blue Patina Solution. Remove the stencil and let dry. More fun watching the pattern evolve.
So was this the most fun ever? I even like the rusty, drippy edges.
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
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