Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pearl Plaster Croctop Dresser and Workshop!

Pearl Plaster by Artisan Enhancements has been flying out the door at our shop.  
This dresser might be why!
I created a crocodile surface using the Pearl on the top of this dresser
 using a croc stencil that we carry in house as well.
 Its very chic!  
Pearlized and luminous, the top has a dimensional raised crocodile surface now.
 Colin took my photo as I moved the stencil along the
 top of the dresser and applied Pearl Plaster over the stencil using
 a flat rubber spatula.  Pressing the Pearl through the stencil and smoothing it, 
but leaving enough to have a layer with dimension. 
 Here is the top one third of the way done. 
 I had dry brushed pearl lightly over the surface of the dresser 
before I did the stenciling so the effect would be a bit softer 
and have more dimension.
Closeup of the Pearl Plaster stencil in progress.
This would be getting a dark wax finish when done.
 After the stenciling was completed and the Pearl Plaster had dried, 
I used Annie Sloan's clear and dark wax on the surface.
This dresser looked amazing!! 
We set up an elegant european style vignette just for her.
 On the drawer fronts you can see the insert areas were done with the pearl plaster
in a straight application, not using a stencil.   
We use the Pearl Plaster straight out of the jar in a dry brush fashion.
The top of the dresser took one 8 oz jar to complete the project.
So do you want to take your piece of furniture to another level?
Try some of our Artisan Enhancements products.
Here are some samples to show you
 the different effects you can create.
We love Pearl Plaster!
To purchase Pearl Plaster and/or the CROC stencil 
at my online shop CLICK HERE



  1. Wow Amy, that technique is stunning.
    What a beautiful transformation.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. That is super cool! It look fabulous on that piece of furniture.

  3. Oh- I would love to come to one of your workshops, Amy. That is an amazing piece. I gave the name of your blog to a gal in our little town of DePere (runs into Green Bay). She sells Annie Sloan but her price is really high- but, then there is no shipping, of course. Anyway, I am sure she will like your store-she has a store and they are set up but thought she might get some ideas from your blog. xo Diana

  4. This looks amazing! I am working on a dresser, similar type of top shape, and would LOVE to add this. How far would you estimate the 8 oz. covers? Did a jar do the top of that long dresser? I just might have to schedule a trip up there (from VA) for one of your classes! I'm enjoying chalk paint so much thanks to you and your shop/blog! Thanks so much!

  5. Gorgeous Amy. I have some of the pearl plaster and have been looking for another fun project!

    Art by Karena

  6. Wow Amy, this piece is beautiful. I feel like I say that about all of your work, but, it is sooo true. Thanks for sharing. Paula

  7. Amy! This is amazing!! I love are sooo talented and I love how you are learning all these incredible techniques, that piece of furniture really looks like a million dollars....thank you for sharing this journey, its been so much to fun to watch!

  8. crazy cool and sexy. that is all.


  9. Hi Amy. Amazing job! I love what can do done with the supplies you carry. Can you tell me what was used to create the fleur-de-lis in the collage of four photos?

  10. Amy did you have to wait for one section to dry before moving the stencil onto the next section?

  11. Yes Sheila you must wait for it to dry or you can smudge it when you lay the stencil over the previous section.

  12. Hi Amy, I'm a italian girl my name is Serena..... I love your work this technique affection crocodile is crazy .....'re great....a nice day....kiss!

  13. Did you use an adhesive to keep the stencil in place? If not, did you have any bleeding?


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