What’s in the Box

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2 Hours

Hey Hometalk! This project is for plaster lovers. It's a realy cool technique to add some texture and color to essentially anything. We used it to take a glass vase to the next level. You may want to give Venetian Plaster a whirl if you haven’t tried it out before! It’s a thick paint/plaster that’s super versatile and eco-friendly!

Our painter commented to us,

With the fear of sounding a little crazy, allow your projects speak to you!

In this project – a glass cubed vase – the plaster was spread on thick with a plastic knife.

Imagine spreading peanut butter on some bread! Alright, maybe spreading chunky peanut butter. That someone mistakenly stored in the fridge. With that imagery in mind, the plaster has a thicker consistency, but in general is simple to apply. The plastic knife in this case offered some amazing texture and dimension that a putty knife couldn’t have accomplished. That being said, the plaster can be applied however your heart desires.

There are soo many different ways to use one product and there is no right or wrong way. You don’t need fancy tools nor do you have to be a professional plaster expert to create something funky and different. Any of the tools you have at home will work!

So when you’re working with plaster, have some fun with it! Use different techniques to apply it. Maybe slap it on real smooth then press some bubble wrap onto it for a nice pattern. Or perhaps you have some cool patterned stencils that would imprint nice designs.Let the piece speak to you.

After noticing that black plaster wasn’t going to cut it, we used some colored paint - dabbing on dimension and style. Afterthat, we dried the plaster with a blow dryer. The products that were used- Fresh Mint paint, the Copper Metallix, and the White Vintage Antiquing Wax.

And here it is! We love how it turned out.

In our box this week, you can find the following products:

Cannonball Plaster

Fresh Mint Paint (new color!)

Copper Metallix

White Vintage Antiquing Wax

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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Robyn Garner
    on Nov 6, 2019

    I've got a box of Plaster of Paris waiting to be spoken to! Did you use wax to keep the plaster from disintegrating if gotten wet or how do I keep it intact? Great inspiration - thanks. 😎

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