Okay, I pinkie swear these are the last chalk painted leaves tutorial I’m going to do this year! (However I’m not making any promises for next year!) 😉 You can check out part 1 and part 2 where I went through the transformations to get here. They are each different, but pretty in their own ways. Click through the links and you’ll see what I mean. 🙂
Chalk Paint Dollar Store Leaves Tutorial Part 2 – Color!
- 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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The cat in the background is our Baby Girl. I always seem to have at least one of my felines observing while I work on projects! 🙂
Once the glue is tacky to the touch, paint the leaves with chalk paint. I mixed the Imperial and Crochet Yellow chalk paints in an attempt to get an orange color, but I ended up getting a salmon color instead. I ended up going back over these leaves with an orange watercolor paint I had in a painting kit. It worked okay, but I noticed some of the paint came off when I applied and wiped the antiquing wax, so next time I do this I’m definitely getting an orange-colored chalk paint! Allow the leaves to dry completely- usually at least a few hours or overnight.
The next two pictures are from part 2 of this series. I thought I had taken pictures of this part of the process for the colored leaves, but I didn’t! But the process is exactly the same, so don’t let the lack of color of the leaves in the next two pictures confuse you.
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 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Please feel free to leave your thoughts and questions in the comments section below!