FolkArt Home Decor: How To Use White Wax With Donna Dewberry



hi I'm Dinah Dewberry I'm at plaid enterprises and I've had such a great time sharing techniques with you to decorate your home and your furniture and it's been so wonderful because we have great new products at plaid we've got some folk art home decor chalk and we have home decor tools to go with that which made it all simple quick and easy and what I'm gonna share with you now is how to protect and seal those pieces and I'm using the folk art home decor white wax to do this with so stay tuned we're gonna have lots of fun together all right I picked a small piece of molding to do this project whether with some detail in it because that's gonna make it really pretty as we work on it and I want you to see the process that we use for that so the first coat I put on the molding was Parisian grey I let that dry for two hours before I go to my next color and the next color for this technique I use is nautical and then that color dried for two hours and then I was ready to do my distressing on this one I use a Santa mark sanding block to distress it to whatever the stress I want you can do a lot or a little and this one already has the first wax on it but I want to share with you how the wax works on this I'm using a clear wax and a white wine so let me share with you why the clear wax we've taken and we've stirred that make sure you stir it not shake it so there's not bubbles in it and we use the brush right this is a really good brush for using for molding and all the small one but we have a large one too for larger projects now these brushes are great because you can use them for stenciling and they're perfect stencil brush and I love the way they fit in your hand really nice so when you're doing a lot of project it can get weary on you so this makes it easy it's really simple to use so I have put the wax on and let it dry and we buffed it up so it's buffed and what's going to happen is is this protects the blue from the white so after you it won't stick really fast when you put it on because it's got this layer in between which is really nice so for a beginner makes it very simple for you to start and feel comfortable so what I'm going to use is some white wax now now the white wax what I'm gonna do I've taken this wax and I'm gonna put it right on here now remember I don't have to worry about oh no I want a whole bunch in here because I want it all in the cracks but I don't have to worry about it being way too much because I've put the clear wax as a guard a barrier in between the two colors okay so you put it this way so and see you good all right now we're gonna use a white sauce one went from Flint free bread and we're gonna wipe this off right away and not let it dry and then go to it okay because this is what's going to control how much you leave in your molding okay so just come on here and decide if you want a lot taken off but see these little crevices that's what makes it look really good is if you leave some of it in there all right and when this dries then you can buff it and I will show you I'm taking off a little bit more than I did on my first piece there you go and see there we are you can see the difference I left a little bit more on there and this one's already been buffed and it's ready to go now isn't that great I think as a wonderful way to finish off a project and that's what I use to get a weathered like if you remember if you got to watch one of those how to use and if you want to know more about the waxing you can go to the faux card home decor wax how-to videos and they're gonna share with you multiple other types of waxes and techniques that we've done and if you want more about the product that we use and creative inspiration you can go to plaid online.com to find more I would love to see pictures for you guys I hope you enjoy you

3 Comments

  • Tammy Bosetti

    April 15, 2019

    Did you say you put a clear wax on in between the 2 colors?

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  • Laurie Cirasuolo

    April 15, 2019

    thank you, helped much!!!! 🙂

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  • craftsandbargains

    April 15, 2019

    Great to see ya Donna!

    Reply

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