Saturday, 23 November 2013

Milk Paint Christmas Signs

Laura - my daughter and I have been painting Christmas signs for a craft fair tomorrow at Tulleys Farm I am  going along and teaming up with John & Trixie from Lovingly Made. I made use of lots of old 'off-cuts' of timber I had - I used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint (of course) to paint them, and then found some 'Christmassy' graphics to use on the overhead projector so Laura could work her magic!
I used Ironstone as a base coat - rubbed my wax puck around the edges and then a couple of coats of Typewriter for this one, I did a couple of others the other way around, using Typewriter as the base coat and ironstone on top, I also did a couple of red ones using Tricycle, but they were still in progress when I took the photos!  They were all finished with Hemp Oil, and a light coat of MMS Antiquing Wax.
 Laura then worked her magic using the overhead projector method. they are - I love the little Seasons Compliments one - that graphic came from the Graphics Fairy.

We decided that perhaps we may start making some of these a little earlier next year, and we can have some fun doing them, it's all been a bit of a mad rush this week! hence the poor photos!
Bye for now