Hey y'all! This is going to be one of those posts y'all like best, few words and LOTS of photos!! I really should wait until I have more time to go into detail, but I'm just too excited to wait to show y'all this cool piece I finished a few days ago. I'm lovin' all this layered chippy goodness I'm getting using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. Okay, I'll just shut up now and go ahead show you. Here it is:
I know you can't tell much from that photo, but just wait I have LOTS more! The client brought me this:
She showed me an inspiration photo of a very colorful rustic distressed piece and I couldn't get started fast enough! I first painted a base coat of MMSMP in Ironstone. I did not add the bonding agent. One side chipped way more the other, so I painted over it a few times with the Ironstone:
After the Ironstone dried I just started adding layers of color. I will say that I did usually rub a little hemp oil on there before painting to increase the chippiness. I wanted LOTS of chipping and boy did I get it!
I was a little worried that with all that chippiness that the paint would keep flaking off, but I just kept painting over it, adding layers, so now it is all kind of bonded together. I also added three coats of wax when I was finished. (BTW, I have a confession, I did not use MMS wax. I know, I know I am shameless! but I have to be honest, I have used Old Masters for a while now and I just love it! I just can't bring myself to use another kind).
In the center of the squares I just kept layering the colors, each time wiping with the hemp oil before painting.
Alrighty, I really am shutting up now 'cause I gotta get back to work (yes, I know, I did say there would be FEW words and LOTS of pictures, but just ask those that know me well and they will tell you I'll talk your ear off, can't help it!) Here are some more photos for y'all to drool over!
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