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

1 Hour
Use Wood Icing™ Textura Paste to get the raised look of this hand-painted artsy pattern. Find a retailer near you at
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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 coupled with Chalk Paint® and Royal Design Studio stencil cremes (
Place some Wood Icing™ Textura Paste in a small container and add a bit of water to the consistency of pudding. Pour the mix into a small squeeze bottle. Practice making patterns.
Make designs on the lampshade making sure the mixture does not get thick and drip. Let dry completely. Paint on a base coat of Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint®. Let dry.
On a palette of glass, tin foil or an old cookie tin put out colors of Royal Design Studio stencil cremes and choose two that are similar in tone and intensity. (I used Peacock Fancy and Lime Shine.) Use a large brush and paint on alternating colors of stencil creme until you like the look. Let dry and enjoy!
My assistant was really exhausted after drinking some paint water and watching me work...
Debbie Dion Hayes Creative
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  • Rosemary Rosemary on Jan 11, 2019

    Is the kitty okay ? Did she really drink paint water?

  • Heidi Schmidt-Storic Heidi Schmidt-Storic on Jul 06, 2020

    I purchased Wood Icing Textura Paste and it is soupy at best. It would not hold its shape on my lampshade and thankfully I was able to rinse it off. Any suggestions on how I might thicken up the Icing?

  • Roberta Roberta on Aug 26, 2022

    I am a real novice at crafting and don't know anything about paints, and what types are good for what materials. Can you tell me what brand and the best place to find them! I have very old lamp shades now and I think this would be kinder to our pocketbook than purchasing new lamp shades. Thank you for sharing! ✌️🌈💜🌻😊

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  • Hi Meggie try something like Elmer’s glue.

    • Roberta Roberta on Aug 27, 2022

      LoL! I am the beginning here, and I was thinking to myself, "I wonder if I could just use some plain old school glue! Thank you! ✌️😂🌈💜🌻😊

  • Lisas Rexstar Lisas Rexstar on Feb 24, 2021

    Absolutely gorgeous! I have a couple of items I'm going "glam up"! Elmer's glue is a brilliant idea. I'll try it on the picture frame I have b4 I commit to the instrument case.