wax puck resist with miss mustard seed’s milk paint
Have you ever seen beautiful pieces of furniture that have two layers of paint? The one that’s on top is rubbed back, revealing another color underneath. Kind of like this…
It’s a really beautiful look and is easier to create than you think! The trick is using a Wax Puck by Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint to create a “resist”.
A “resist” is created when you use a product (often a wax or oil) in between layers of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint with the intention of distressing to reveal the layers underneath.
I recently created a resist on an Easter-themed project for one of my upcoming Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint paint workshops, and I thought I’d share the process with you today!
choose your surface
To begin, choose which surface you’re going to paint. I recommend wood surfaces like furniture pieces or raw wood craft projects. My subjects of choice are these adorable slotted wooden bunnies! I don’t recommend doing this technique on surfaces like plastic or glass. It’s best done on a porous surface.
I’m going to keep my source to myself for now only because I’m using these little guys for Milk Paint workshops, but you can find items like these in the unfinished wood aisle of any craft store.
To show you the process in action, I made a quick 2.5 minute video tutorial. Enjoy!
wax resist layers
In case you didn’t catch the color combinations I used on my little bunnies, here they are again. Wax Puck resists work best when you choose colors that have a high level of contrast.
French enamel over outback petticoat
See what I mean? You can really see the Outback Petticoat peeking out from underneath the French Enamel, can’t you?
Boxwood over lucketts green
Layering different shades of the same color can create a striking contrast! Take this example of layering Boxwood, which is a dark grassy green, over Lucketts Green, which is more of a vintage shade of green.
Arabesque over schloss
For a subtle look, layer soft colors over one another. For the largest bunny, I painted Schloss on first and then topped it with Arabesque.
These lovely springtime colored trio of bunnies are perfect for Easter!
Shop for miss mustard seed’s milk paint
Pick up the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint products I used in this little project from my retail locations at Morgantown Market and Homestead Studios. The combinations of colors you can come up with are endless!
If you’re not local to me, I’m happy to ship product to you. Simply drop me an email and let me know what you’d like.
Find a Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint retailer in your neck of the woods by visiting their website here.