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I wanted to give the rather boring, flat front some more visual interest. I used Embossing medium from Paint Couture to create a raised stencil effect in the inset of the doors. Embossing Medium is white, but you can add any paint color to it in order to make the stencil any color you want.
Using Miss Mustard Seed’s natural beeswax puck I created a resist all over, going a little heavier on the edges and corners. I wanted the Curio to show through everywhere but in a more subtle way than if I were to use a hemp oil resist.
Next I applied one coat of Miss Mustard Seed Artissimo and started to see this beautiful piece come together! I couldn’t wait to add the Copper Gilding Wax and see the scroll raised stencil come to life!
After the Artissimo was dry, I went over the entire piece with a 220 grit sanding block then vacuumed and wiped the dust away.
Finally, I applied Miss Mustard Seed’s clear wax (<— The absolute BEST wax I’ve ever used) to the entire piece. After 2 hours, I polished it and then highlighted the raised stencil and new hardware with the Copper Charmeuse gilding wax. I also used my favorite Couture Topcoat on the inside to help freshen up the wood and block out any lingering odors.