Let's Add Some Serious Texture with Perfect Paints Polishing Plaster
I picked up a few of these house-shaped plaques at the Dollar Store a couple of weeks ago to make gifts for upcoming events. I like the look of the black wood, however, as I was thinking about a project to create with Perfect Paints, I thought it would be fun to make it look like stucco on a house. This would be the base to which I would add the two lovebirds' photo and some pretty die cuts in order to make it a housewarming gift for them.
Here is the house-shaped plaque, it is approximately 10" x 9 inches and quite thin.
I spread the Oyster Bay Polishing Plaster with a palette knife giving it a similar texture to a stucco wall on a house, I mixed in the Gilded Azure Blue as that was the color scheme of the entire project.
Once the house was covered, I let it stand for 15 minutes. To create more texture on top of the Polishing Plaster I placed the Hole Punch stencil on top and pushed it down with a paper towel to get this cool effect.
I love the final result, it looks like a cracked stucco effect. I also used the palette knife to clear the original lines to maintain that look of wood.
Let it dry overnight, then you can start embellishing the plaque with these beautiful die cuts from 49 & Market. With the flowers and fences, I wanted to have a dimensional look. I added Scrapbook Adhesives small Foam Squares to the back of the die cuts and then placed them on the plaque.
The final touch is my favorite...Perfect Paints Shimmering Acrylic paint "Spring Green" really does give it that final pizazz that this project needed. With a small brush, I painted the leaves of the flower die cuts and the bottom of the plaque to give the appearance of leaves and grass. It is that needed "POP!"
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you give this texture technique a try. Candy Rosenberg