Raised Plaster Asher Stone allows the user to create the look of real stone tiles quickly and easily when colors are slightly swirled in to the raised medium, then troweled with little blending.
Varying colors add to the realism.
Single Stencil 15×16″
Put some joint compound in to a separate container. Add a bit of two different colors (I used black and rust brown for mine). Take your trowel, plastic scraper or a spoon and just “swirl” the colors together to slightly blend. You actually want to see all three colors (the third being the white of the joint compound).
Now, scoop some of this mixture up and smear it over a piece of cardboard or newspaper as a test. This gives you the opportunity to play a little bit with just how you like yours to look. Now, do the same to the stencil.
I smeared mine in one direction but you can do as you wish. Try NOT to blend the colors too much. Having distinct separation of color makes it totally look real.
Use with concrete and concrete colorings for outdoor applications! This is a technique that can be used on any stone or brick stencil to achieve awesome results!