venetian plaster backsplash? pics? (Igloochic?)
A while back, someone posted here about cheap backsplash ideas. Igloochic suggested venetian plaster, and since then, I just can't get it out of my mind. It sounds super-easy, relative to installing other backsplash materials anyway (I am not crafty... the idea of purchasing a tile saw makes my DH convulse with laughter). And once it's coated with paste wax, seems like it'd be nice and waterproof, too.
The PO of my house installed plain almond 2x2 tiles behind the stove. They're in perfect condition, and I don't really feel like ripping them out. So here's how I was thinking of using Igloochic's idea: what do you think of finding some matching 2x2s in the same color, and placing them at random amid the plaster? Probably cream/off-white plaster, and I have Ivory Cream granite (I've also seen this identified as Tahoe Sand). Since the granite has a sandy background with black, grey, salmon and garnet flecks/movement, and since I have black appliances, I was thinking about a few black mosaic tiles scattered in (sparingly!) as well.
Has anyone seen this done? Igloochic's ideas tend to be gorgeous, and I'd trust her instincts, but I'd also love a pic as guidance if anyone has one handy.