Pearl Plaster by Artisan Enhancements on a Dining Room Set

Lookie, lookie at this beautiful dining set that was transformed by Carrie Maddox.
The Purple Painted Lady Pearl Plaster Old White Coco Scumble
Carrie used products by Artisan Enhancements and Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.

Carrie wrote us:

On the table, I used Pearl Plaster, ASCP in Old White, and a little Scumble to thin it out so my drying time was longer. I found that when I used a brush, it left brush marks that I really didn’t like so I went to garage and looked around for something to use: a putty knife!! Perfect!! When I applied my mixture, my knife was almost flat to the table and I always put a little pressure on the knife to make it smooth. It wasn’t perfect, but I didn’t want it that way. On the base of the table, I used ASCP in CoCo and then applied thinned plaster directly over the paint.

Glamorous is my middle name. (Not really, but it should be!)

The chairs have my heart though. I found them at Goodwill and they were still pricey because they were HENREDON chairs!! I. could. not. pass. them. up! Never in my lifetime will that ever happen again, I’m sure.

I painted the entire chair in ASCP Old White to match the table. It took about 4 coats on the fabric because the color kept bleeding through. I was persistent though and finally succeeded.

Helpful Hint When Painting Fabric: Let completely dry between coats.

I used clear and dark wax to age the chairs and they were beautiful, but not quite right. They were a little dull and I wanted that glamorous almost shabby chic look so I treaded lightly on using the plaster, but bravely went to it. I was nervous about using it over the wax and because I had thinned it down, I wasn’t certain how it would take. It did give the wax a challenge, but after a couple of coats of plaster I found SUCCESS!! I used the same mixture I used on the table (ASCP in Old White, a little Scumble, and little pearl plaster and painted all the wood again. After the plaster dried, which doesn’t take very long, I used the dark wax again and aged the chairs right over the plaster. Ta da!!! Perfect!!!

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Artisan Enhancement Project (faux effect products)

With these cold temps…are you “Frozen?”

One of The Purple Painted Lady’s marvelous customers, Yugonda created this awesome “Frozen” piece on a table she bought for only $3.

Yugonda said it needed a lot of work just to get it into a condition that it could be painted, but hey, for $3 – who can complain?!

She used wood filler and a sanding block, but no other prep like primer or shellac.

First she painted it with a mix of Florence Chalk Paint® and Artisan Enhancement’s Pearl Plaster.
Florence open canFlorence Sample Board

You might be thinking that the color of the piece in the above photo looks much lighter than what Florence typically looks like. And you are correct about that! That is because Yugonda added A LOT of the Pearl Plaster to the Florence and it really did change the color…. maybe a bit more subdued looking but she liked it.

She found that the Pearl Plaster does create shimmer when mixed with paint, but not quite as much as she wanted for this particular special project.
Pearl Plaster

So, she painted the AE Pearl Plaster straight from container with a small brush using snow flake stencils to the bottom of table. She held the stencil in place and lifted it right up. At The Purple Painted Lady we have used stencils with the Pearl Plaster and found it to be very easy to push through the stencil cutout and to get a smooth layer. PicMonkey Collage Pearl Plaster The Purple Painted Lady

Since this piece was for someone special – Yugonda wanted the piece really shimmery, so after waiting 10 minutes – she then applied a coat of the Pearl Plaster over the entire piece.

Once the PP was dry (and it dries very very quickly) – Yugonda’s next step was to swipe quite liberally the back of a poster she bought at WalMart with Artisan Enhancement Artisan Enhancements Transfer Gel. She also applied the Transfer Gel to the top of the table. She felt the Transfer Gel glided on like a dream. (NOTE- she did not remove the paper, but rather left it to work like a decoupage) Transfer Gel

Yugonda used saran wrap over the top of poster and rolled with a hard plastic decoupage roller to smooth the surface. She shared that the piece was larger than what she had worked on before, so she had to work a bit faster so it wouldn’t leave a lot of air bubbles. There are still a few bubbles which make this project less than perfect but she said she is really happy with it! Yugonda felt it was more her technique that needs work. (personally- I think it looks great!)

Then- she stenciled more snow flakes on the top of the decoupage poster using Pearl Plaster again.

Once that was all dry- she painted Pearl Plaster all over again, brushing in all directions over the poster.

Lastly! (phew) -she finished the whole piece with Artisan Enhancement’s Clear Topcoat.

Yugonda wrote me that she had no idea how creamy feeling the Artisan Enhancement products were and that it made them glide better during the application versus other products she has used.

Her last note was, “I am still learning but, the Artisan Enhancements products made this project feel easy. And I like easy ”

PicMonkey Collage FROZEN The Purple Painted Lady Yugonda Duffy

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Pearl Plaster- Adding Some Essence to Your Painted Pieces

The Purple Painted Lady sells Pearl Plaster by Artisan Enhancements.

It is an easy way to add beauty to your painted pieces.

Again, super easy to use and a little goes a long way when using it through a stencil.Slide3

Pearl Plaster comes in both 8 ounce sample size containers and quarts.

You can trowel it through a stencil, apply it strategically only to a detailed, architectural element, or mix it right in with your Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

Again, a little goes a long way. If just troweling it over a stencil- the 8 ounce size will be plenty. If planning on using it to mix with your paint- consider the quart.

Pearl Plaster has the consistency of a jell-o-ie pudding. Very easy to use, and spreads incredibly smooth. Give it a peek!

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