How To Create Raised Stencil Effects With Embossing Plaster- Tutorial & Techniques

How To Create Raised Stencil Effects With Embossing Plaster- Tutorial & Techniques

Hi There, my name is Rosanne and I am the co-founder of Country Chic Paint! I am very excited to show you some
creative things you can do with Country Chic Paints Embossing Plaster! This exciting new product has lots
of uses, but today I’m going to show you how to create raised stencil effects to really elevate
your projects. Our Embossing Plaster is very nice and smooth like a peanut butter
consistency. The plaster is clay- based and very low
in VOCs, so it’s very pleasant to work with. So
the first thing we want to do is select a color for our project. We
currently carry three different colors The first color is Praline, which is
a medium brown which would be great on an oak piece for
example. This second color is called Creamed Honey and it is a nice rich
creamy color. It works really well on light wood, such
as pine or birch. Our darkest color is Roasted Chestnut and works well on mahogany and walnut
pieces. For this project I’m going to use the
Creamed Honey because it matches our MDF picture frame
the best. The reason you want to pick a color
closest to your project is so that when you go to distress it, your embossing is a similar color and seems to be part of the original
piece. Before I apply the plaster, I am going to apply a coat of Country Chic
Paint kind of like a primer. When you’re painting
MDF or raw wood, as long as you know for sure it doesn’t
have some sort of coating you don’t have to put a base coat on,
but I like to do anyway just in case! After the paint has dried, we’re going to
apply our stencil to our project. This particular stencil is from Stencil Girl Products. You can
find them online at They have a wide variety of really cool
stencils,so I definitely recommend checking them out! Before we put the stencil on our project, I
like using a bit of spray adhesive so that I don’t have to worry about the
stencil moving. This particular kind you have to wait
about a minute after spraying it before putting in on, otherwise it
bonds to your surface permanently. Now that it has dried a
little, and the glue isn’t so strong, I’ll put the stencil on. Once the stencil is in place you’re going use a putty knife, or a trowel, or even a bank card to apply
your plaster. I’m going to use a putty knife. Then we’re just going to lay it on and smooth it out a little. Don’t worry about it being perfect because we can sand it smooth after it
has dried. Also don’t try to over work it, as you
might end up with leaking plaster under the stencil.
You can apply to plaster as thin or thickly as you’d like. If
you apply it thickly, it may crack which isn’t a big deal
but it’s something to keep in mind. I’m applying at about the same thickness
as the stencil and I’m using a clean spatula to remove
the excess. Immediately after applying the plaster, you want to remove the stencil carefully. What do you think? That looks pretty cool! Now you want to clean off stencil right
away. Baby wipes work really well to clean off
your stencil or simply use a damp cloth. Once you’ve applied your plaster, you want to leave it to dry. Overnight is normally best, but it isn’t
always necessary. Drying time will vary depending on how
thick you’ve applied the plaster as well as temperature and humidity. It is always best
to work with our products in room temperature. The project that we were
working on is now dry. I’m going to use a sanding block, a fine
sanding block, to sand it a little bit. You don’t have to do this
it’s an optional step. I like it nice and smooth. Now we’re going to paint over the entire
piece in Cranberry Sauce. After the paint is dry, I’m going to
apply some Belt Buckle metallic cream over the entire piece. After that has dried I’ll paint over it again with Cranberry Sauce Instead of waiting for the last paint coat
to dry I’m going to immediately take a damp cloth and start rubbing away
some of the last paint layer to reveal the metallic cream underneath! I’m just going to keep working with it until
I’m happy with the result. So, this is our finished project! I’m
quite happy with the way that turned out. As you can see it isn’t hard at all to
work with our embossing plaster and there’s some really fun creative ways in which you can use it. I used it and
finished it with our metallic cream today but you can
also use wax or glaze to give it a final finish. If
you guys have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime or visit our website for more tutorials.
We’re always happy to help so don’t be afraid to get in touch!

9 thoughts on “How To Create Raised Stencil Effects With Embossing Plaster- Tutorial & Techniques

  1. I hope this video was helpful! If you have any questions, please leave a comment and we'll help you out! ~ Rosanne

  2. Roseanne, I would love to know if I can use this technique on a window.  Will the Country Chic stick to glass?  Thank you!

  3. hello your video is very good and I liked …. I paint and I have made some videos you want to watch and I wrote me your opinion

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