Tutorial for a Homemade Venetian Plaster Sealer/Topcoat made from Ivory Bar Soap.  Very cool technique!

Tutorial for a Homemade Venetian Plaster Sealer/Topcoat made from Ivory Bar Soap. Very cool technique!

Coat What You Want To Mold In Vaseline And Cover With A Thick Layer Of 100% Silicone Sealant; Let It Cure; Remove The Mold And Fill With Plaster Of Paris.

Everything You Need to Cast Plaster Details

Coat What You Want To Mold In Vaseline And Cover With A Thick Layer Of 100% Silicone Sealant; Let It Cure; Remove The Mold And Fill With Plaster Of Paris.

Homeowner says, "surface on the shower walls is called SkimStone. We'd never seen it used on a shower before (just countertops), but it's really easy to use. It goes on like joint compound and looks like polished concrete. I did two coats of SkimStone and then 10 coats of a concrete water sealer. Very inexpensive and easy!"

Homeowner says, "surface on the shower walls is called SkimStone. We'd never seen it used on a shower before (just countertops), but it's really easy to use. It goes on like joint compound and looks like polished concrete. I did two coats of SkimStone and then 10 coats of a concrete water sealer. Very inexpensive and easy!"

Stunning finish created on this vintage blanket chest by Casa de los Boggans! It started with a base coat in Coco, followed by a Graphite tinted Scumble glaze. The details were dry brushed with a French Linen/Pearl Plaster mix. Finally, Clear Topcoat Sealer was applied for a protective matte finish! Beautiful!

Stunning finish created on this vintage blanket chest by Casa de los Boggans! It started with a base coat in Coco, followed by a Graphite tinted Scumble glaze. The details were dry brushed with a French Linen/Pearl Plaster mix. Finally, Clear Topcoat Sealer was applied for a protective matte finish! Beautiful!

Pearl plaster creates a pearlized, shimmery glaze when mixed with Scumble, as demonstrated in this blog post by Girl in Pink.

Pearl plaster creates a pearlized, shimmery glaze when mixed with Scumble, as demonstrated in this blog post by Girl in Pink.

Duck Egg Blue and Old White on Canvas with Artisan Enhancements Fine Stone, Crackle Tex, Scumble (mixed with French Linen) and Clear Topcoat.  New advanced technique workshop at Camas Antiques with Amanda of Girl in Pink.

Duck Egg Blue and Old White on Canvas with Artisan Enhancements Fine Stone, Crackle Tex, Scumble (mixed with French Linen) and Clear Topcoat. New advanced technique workshop at Camas Antiques with Amanda of Girl in Pink.

How to Waterproof Plaster of Paris   Coat the plaster with a waterproofing agent, such as Waterblok or marine resin, which penetrates through the surface pores. Let the agent dry completely.  Repeat  as needed to completely seal the plaster object, letting each layer dry completely. When dried, you will have a plain waterproof plaster object.  5 Apply your paint colors as desired, over the dried waterproofing agent. Let dry   6 Spray with a clear sealer or shellac to protect the paint job

How to Waterproof Plaster of Paris

How to Waterproof Plaster of Paris Coat the plaster with a waterproofing agent, such as Waterblok or marine resin, which penetrates through the surface pores. Let the agent dry completely. Repeat as needed to completely seal the plaster object, letting each layer dry completely. When dried, you will have a plain waterproof plaster object. 5 Apply your paint colors as desired, over the dried waterproofing agent. Let dry 6 Spray with a clear sealer or shellac to protect the paint job

Tutorial for a Homemade Venetian Plaster Sealer/Topcoat made from Ivory Bar Soap.  Very cool technique!

Tutorial for a Homemade Venetian Plaster Sealer/Topcoat made from Ivory Bar Soap. Very cool technique!

For reproducing small details, coat the original with Vaseline, then cover it with a thick layer of 100 percent silicone sealant. Let it cure, remove the mold, and fill with plaster of paris. Vaseline, $5 for 13 ounces; at drugstores. Caulk, $6 for 10 ounces; Lowes

Everything You Need to Cast Plaster Details

For reproducing small details, coat the original with Vaseline, then cover it with a thick layer of 100 percent silicone sealant. Let it cure, remove the mold, and fill with plaster of paris. Vaseline, $5 for 13 ounces; at drugstores. Caulk, $6 for 10 ounces; Lowes

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