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.
Bye for now