Milk Paint Frame with Doug Jones

This class is a great introduction to milk paint, a durable, non-fading, non-toxic, water-based paint that adheres beautifully to porous surfaces such as wood. It predates the modern chemical era so it has no harmful ingredients. You'll paint a bold pattern on a mirror frame, adding metal leaf as a decorative accent.

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Class Materials List

• IKEA "Malma" unfinished wood frame w/mirror
• 1 pint each dry milk paint, black and sea green
• Speedball "Mona Lisa" composition metal leaf 5.5" x 5.5" 25 leaf packet
• Speedball "Mona Lisa" acrylic adhesive size, 2 ounce bottle
• 2" foam brush
• 150 and 220 grit sandpaper
• Maroon and gray nylon abrasive pads or 000 steel wool
• 0000 steel wool
• Blue masking tape
• Sharp craft knife, e.g. "x-acto"
• Non-slip 12" ruler
• Small soft brush
• Plastic mixing spoons and cup or containers
• Lint-free rags or shop towels
• Optional: Deft clear wood finish, satin, 12.25 oz spray can

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Doug Jones

Doug Jones

Building furniture and decorative objects that are elegant and imaginative, sophisticated yet playful is Doug's goal. He often collaborates with his wife, Kim, under the name Random Orbit Studio. Though wood is his primary medium, he enjoys experimenting with unusual materials, woods, and decorative techniques to convey an unexpected elegance. Teaching provides a wonderful opportunity to share his passion with a wider audience. 

While finely crafted, Doug's work emphasizes form, color, and visual texture over joinery and wood grain. Some pieces incorporate recycled or found objects, creating...
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