How to Create A Metallic Herringbone Design Using VS Metallic Powder

How to Create a Stenciled Pattern with Metallic
Powder For todays tutorial you will need:
A Project that is either bare wood or painted with a porous substance such as chalk or milk
based paints. Today’s project has been painted with our new line of Chalk Based Paint that
is being released June 2015 in the color Nightingale. Clear Wax – today we are using Fiddes and
Sons Supreme Wax A Plastic Spoon
Paper Plate Rag or Microfiber Cloth – today we are using
Vintage Storehouse disposable microfiber cloths Vintage Storehouse Metallic Powder – today
we are using the color Skyscraper Tape
Stencil – today we are using a herringbone stencil by Royal Design Studio
Stiff Bristled brush – today we are using the Vintage Storehouse Dusting Brush Today’s we are going to demonstrate how
to use wax to apply Metallic Powder in a stencil pattern, but you can also use wax to apply
Metallic Powder without a stencil to create an overall metallic look or just to just add
a few highlights with the powder. Step 1: Apply a coat of wax over the entire
area you are going to be working with. This way you don’t create a mess trying to go
back through and wax the areas that you don’t apply the powder to after. Use your plastic spoon to grab a spoonful
of wax out of the can. Put that in the middle of your microfiber cloth. Then wrap the edges
around the ball of wax allowing the wax to seep through the cloth. Then wipe the wax
all over the surface of your project. Step 2: Tape off any areas of the project
that you don’t want to get the metallic powder on. If you’re project has edges like
mine, I recommend taping all around that area to prevent any overspill getting onto the
cracks of your project. Don’t worry if you forget this step, it’s easy to clean up
the loose powder after as well. Step 3: Attach your Stencil using masking
tape. Make sure it’s very secure before you start to apply the powder Step 4: Mix the Metallic Powder with the wax.
There isn’t a right or wrong amount of powder to add to the wax. Just add a few tsp at a
time until you get a good ratio that your happy with. In this example I mixed approximately
4 tsp of powder with 2 Tbs of Wax. Step 5: Apply the wax mixture to the project.
Dip a cloth into the mixture getting a small amount on the rag. Work the wax mixture into
the surface of the paint in either swirling or back and forth motions. I like to use disposable
microfiber cloths for this because I can just throw them away after and I don’t need to
worry about little pieces of lint getting into the wax as I work. You can stop here if you like, and create
a subtle metallic look with just the wax mixture, but I wanted to make it stand out a little
bit more! Step 6: Make it pop adding another layer of
metallic powder. While the wax is still tacky, dip a dusting brush or stiff bristled brush
into the metallic powder and apply directly over the waxed area. I like to work back and
forth, but you could also swirl it around. Work in small sections so that your wax doesn’t
dry too much before you get a chance to add the second layer of metallic powder. Step 7: Reposition Your Stencil and Repeat
steps 4-6 Step 8: Tape if Off. This is optional. I had
a difficult time working the stencil into the corners of my project, so I decided to
just tape off the same design on around the edges using masking tape. Step 9: Touch up any areas that have bled
through by using a clean cloth with some additional wax to wipe away the powder. Once again I
used masking tape to create a clean line for the touch ups. Maintenance:
No additional protection is necessary with this finish. To clean, use a dry, lint free
cloth to remove dust. If necessary, use a damp cloth without any harsh chemicals to
wipe away any spills. And that’s how you create a stenciled pattern
using wax and vintage storehouse metallic powder!

1 comment

Great tutorial! Love seeing all the fun and unique ways that can be done with our Herringbone Pattern Wall Stencil!

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