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Easter Themed Wax Puck Resist Tutorial

WAX PUCK RESIST TUTORIAL

Our Wax Pucks are made from 100% beeswax. These handy little discs fit perfectly in the palm of your hand and are very versatile. Wax Pucks create a resist in between layers of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and are also great for rubbing along stubborn drawer runners to get them moving again.

Today, we’d like to teach you how to layer two different colors of MMS Milk Paint using a Wax Puck resist in between! The subject of this tutorial are these adorable wooden bunnies.

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CREATING A LAYERED LOOK USING A WAX PUCK

  1. To achieve a layered look, apply one coat of milk paint and allow it to dry.
  2. Next, rub the Wax Puck over the edges, corners and “high points” of the piece.  Anywhere the wax is applied, milk paint will resist adhering. Make sure you rub the Wax Puck randomly around and in places where paint would naturally wear over time.
  3. Then, apply a second coat of milk paint in a contrasting color and allow it to dry completely.
  4. Using sandpaper, distress the surface to easily remove the paint where wax was applied, revealing first coat underneath.
  5. Seal your piece with any of our fine finishes.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch this video tutorial to see the process in action! This video was created by Jenn Baker of Eight Hundred Furniture.

Didn’t those bunnies turn out super cute?

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A Wax Puck resist work best when you layer high contrasting colors over one another. This is Outback Petticoat with French Enamel on top.

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For a more subtle look, layer softer colors over one another. This is Arabesque over Schloss.

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Layering colors in the same family provides a two toned look. This is Boxwood over Lucketts Green.

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You can replicate this look on any surface. Jenn used wooden bunnies that she picked up for one of her paint workshops. You can visit the unfinished wood section of your local craft store to pick up something similar just in time for Easter!

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April Colors of the Month – Mustard Seed Yellow & Lucketts Green

April is here and with it brings two new gorgeous colors to feature!  Whenever someone mentions Spring, we automatically think of the color green.  It’s simply where our mind goes.  With that image in mind, it’s only fitting that our first color for the month of April is our very own Lucketts Green.

Lucketts Green Collage

This shade of green got its name and color inspiration from the green siding on the Old Lucketts General Store.

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Marian was a vendor here for years and still sets up a booth at The Lucketts Spring Market every year.

Lucketts Green is the perfect color to add a pop of vintage charm.

Lucketts Green Cabinet

Thanks to Allison at The Golden Sycamore, we can show you what it looks like with our various finishes.  We just love that she makes these photos available to her customers and readers!

Lucketts Green Finishes

Our second color for the month of April is our buttery Mustard Seed Yellow.

Mustard Seed Yellow Collage

It’s bright without being too bold and is the happiest shade of yellow, in our opinion!

Marian was inspired by one of her yellow dresses and she painted a dresser to match!  Watch her feature here:

Mustard Seed Yellow looks amazing when paired with dark wood tones, like this dresser by Karla and Amanda of Vintage Hip Decor.

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Check out how Jenn of Eight Hundred Furniture paired Mustard Seed Yellow against a Curio/Typewriter stained interior on this gorgeous wardrobe.

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Mustard Seed Yellow can be lightened to achieve a whitewashed look with our White Wax, or deepened to show age and time with our Antiquing Wax.  It also darkens and takes on a more rich tone when Hemp Oil is applied.

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Here are some inspirational pieces from other MMS Milk Paint enthusiasts and retailers that showcase April’s colors of the month.

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Circa Dee

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Farm Fresh Vintage Finds

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My Painted Door

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D.D.’s Cottage and Design

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We hope you are feeling all of the Spring vibes like we are, and feel inspired to use our featured colors to move mountains in your home!  Share your masterpieces with us on social media by using our hashtags #mmsmp and #mmsmilkpaint.  Tag us on Facebook and Instagram too!