I haven't been posting here as much, you should check out Mastros & Zealot: Witches for Hire on facebook if you want to follow along with more of my day to day magic, or take a look at our website to see our professional offerings. In any case, today I wanted to write some about a super easy, very traditional type of house protection magic, the door cross. Here's a photo of my front door, with its new crosses:
Once the powder is made, you'll want to mix some of the cascarilla and a little bit of plain table salt into some white paint. The type of paint isn't too important. I used cheap acrylic craft paint, the kind that costs $1 a bottle. My front door is under a porch and has a glass storm door. If yours is exposed to the weather, you probably want to use exterior latex paint. The proportions also aren't terribly important. You want enough cascarilla & salt to make sure all the paint is "infused", but not enough to mess up the texture of the paint too much.
Awaken the paint mixture in the usual fashion, calling out to its constituents to do their work.
Next, you'll want to make a stamp. I used a kitchen sponge (the kind that are soft when dry). I freehanded the cross with a sharpie, and then cut it out with scissors. I wanted mine to look "primitive", so I didn't bother with doing too good of a job with it. You could, obviously, make a much better stamp, or even use a professionally made one, if you wanted, but I like the way mine came out. Stamp crosses onto each corner of the door. Personally, I think white crosses on a red door are best, but I admit that's largely an aesthetic decision. Red, blue, black, or white crosses on a white door would also be fine. I also put three crosses by the knob and the deadbolt, but it depends on how your door is laid out.