Annie added a Black and White wax to her line of paint. I have been working with them for a few weeks now and just love them! You can get some great looks with them.
She says the Black Wax will give you more of an industrial look while the White Wax will give you that white washed looked- I think more of a beachy/casual look.
Either way I am in love!
Here are some tips I have found on the waxes
- 1. Can be used by itself on those darker colors. I love it on Graphite straight up to get a deep rich black and on Napoleonic Blue it makes a beautiful midnight blue.
- 2. Use it with clear wax for a lighter look. Looks especially great if you have any texture in your piece you want to highlight.
- 3. Has the same protection as the other waxes.
- 4. It makes the grey colors- Paris Grey and French Linen stay more in the grey family of color.
- Here is a piece I did with the Black Wax
- White Wax:
- 1. Use it for a great beachy lookor white washed look.
- 2. Use it by itself not with clear wax.
- 3. Put it on kind of thick and let it sit- I’ve let it sit as long as 15 minutes before coming back and rubbing it in.
- 4. Makes a great Limed look on something like oak.
- 5. Ok this will tell my age but it reminds me of Noxzema- remember the stuff we all washed our faces with?
- Here is a frame that our Maryjo did. Didn’t it turn out just beautiful?
- Another great product from Annie Sloan and her paints. Give these new waxes a try and share a picture with us- we’d love to see what you have created with these. Just like any project you do have fun and try something new!
—I’m off to the workshop- have a good one!