Who doesn’t enjoy flipping through magazines filled with pretty pictures of clothing, homes, far away places or delicious food? How many of you scroll through the thousands of images on Pinterest for ideas and inspiration for your homes?
If you find yourself in that camp, then you’re going to fall in love with our featured Products of the Month of July!
These are our two Miss Mustard Seed’s Look Books and the term “book” doesn’t really describe what they are. They’re more of a hybrid between a magazine filled with gorgeous photos, a book filled with valuable information and tutorials, and a conversation between the reader and Marian (aka Miss Mustard Seed). They’re more of a “bookazineversation”, if you will.
Let’s dive into each Look Book and help you discern which one is the perfect fit for where you are in your Milk Paint journey, shall we?
Look Book One was designed for folks who are brand new or just starting to experiment with Milk Paint. If you’ve never heard of Milk Paint and have no idea what makes it different from other paints on the market, you definitely would enjoy Look Book One! It’s filled with answers to frequently asked questions, easy to follow tutorials, and takes you through the descriptions and features of each of the core MMSMP colors.
Look Book One is as close as you can get to having a workshop in book form! It’s packed with super helpful tips from our talented retailers too, so you can get the inside scoop on all things MMS Milk Paint!
Look Book Two has a much different feel. It was a collaborative effort between Heidi (Marian’s Online Executive Assistant), Kriste of Rosemary and Thyme, and Marian. As a matter of fact, Kriste is on the inside cover and has a special letter written from her to you. (But you’ll have to get yourself a copy to read it!)
Look Book Two is a celebration of the European collection of colors in the MMS Milk Paint Line. They include Arabesque, Bergere, Layla’s Mint, Marzipan and Schloss.
It also includes more advanced techniques and tutorials such as mixing custom wax colors and using heat sources to crackle Milk Paint.
There are inspirational photos from all over Europe showing where Marian got the ideas for her European line of colors. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy looking at gorgeous scenery and incredible architecture from days gone by?
The front cover has a great story behind it as well. Kriste brought in a picture from an Antropologie catalog where a model had open palms releasing a color powdered. She asked Marian if they could try doing that with Milk Paint.
It took a lot of takes and the ladies threw a LOT of paint, but fortunately, they had a talented and willing photographer (Brianna Wilbur) and an abandoned mill across from Marian’s studio that wouldn’t be bothered by some powdered paint in the grass. There was a lot of laughing and a lot of “one-two-three-go!”
So whether you’re just beginning your journey with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint or you’re a seasoned pro, we know you’re going to love our Look Books! They’re a fabulous addition to have in your Milk Paint collection. They make excellent gifts for the DIY’er in your life, and they’re fabulous resources for ideas and inspiration.
You can purchase Look Books from our brick-and-mortar retailers, our online retailers, or on Amazon. Make sure you check with your local retailer to see if they have our Look Books in stock before you take a drive. They’re aren’t required to have on hand, so some retailers may not have them available. You can order from Amazon in that case!