This one gets filed under “why didn’t I think of doing this in the first place?” In other words, why didn’t I think of doing this when I was doing part 1? Which, by the way, wasn’t a part 1 until I thought of doing this after I posted it. And don’t even get me started on part 3.
Aren’t these gorgeous? Not that the ones in part 1 aren’t pretty in their own right, but these almost look real.
Chalk Paint Dollar Store Leaves Tutorial Part 2 – Antique!
- Dollar Store Leaves. They are the faux silk ones that come in a pack of 50.
- Folk Art Chalk Paint in White Adirondack and Parisian Grey where to buy
- Folk Art Dark Antique Wax where to buy
- Elmer’s Glue
- Paint Brushes
- Paint canvas or wax paper (so the leaves don’t stick underneath after the glue and paint dries)
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Once the glue is tacky to the touch, give the leaves a good, even coat of paint. Don’t paint a really thin coat because the color of the leaves will show through after it’s dry, but don’t paint a super thick coat either because you won’t get a lot of crackle. Experiment with a couple of leaves before you paint all of them so you’ll know how heavy the coat of paint needs to be.
As you can see above, the crackling starts happening pretty fast! 🙂 Allow the leaves to dry completely- usually at least a few hours or overnight.
Use your leaves in any of your Fall décor- on wreaths, windows, garlands, you name it! I’m thinking of making a wreath with mine 🙂