I was curious to see how Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint would behave on this surface.
a simple striped pattern using
Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the gorgeous shade of red — Tricycle!
masking tape, a marker/texta that's thick/heavy enough to
mark a rough surface....and paint!
width of the doormat at 50cm width, figuring I'd paint
three 10cm stripes with 10cm spaces between.
Simply measure 10cm from the edge, mark the coir across then place the
tape onto the markings then measuring and marking 20 cm from the marking
to where the next stripe begins.
Once taped up...I got painting!
I didn't add Bonding Agent to the Milk Paint as I considered this
more of a "dyeing" practice than painting.
The coir is quite fibrous & absorbent & I was hoping it would grab onto the pigment.
I experienced a fair amount of, "This isn't going to work," when I got started...
I didn't want to abuse the fibres of my quality brushes.
The paint splattered about everywhere as the bristles caught in the fibres!
It required a bit of horizontal and vertical brushing....but was not as time-consuming as I expected.
Once you get the feel, it's fairly easy & fast.
It did "splotch" a bit as the photo above shows, but this evened out as it dried.
I'm very pleased with this little experiment & my mind is
whirring with ALL the possibilities...chevrons, monograms, geometrics...the list goes on and on!
All this for a $1.99 doormat & easily achieved with an $8 Sample Bag of
Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.
Just in time to welcome Spring!
"The 3 Unreal DIY Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Challenge" blog post coming soon.
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