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Metallic Geometric Leaf Garland

Metallic Geometric Leaf Garland

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 25th 2015

Experiment with stripes and shapes of color to string together a leaf garland full of Dazzling Metallics®.

SUPPLIES

    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • painter's tape
    • 2" flat brush
    • 1/2" flat brush
    • leaves
    • twine

    INSTRUCTIONS

    NOTES:

    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. To make a striped leaf, start by placing strips of painter's tape across the leaf, spacing them out evenly. (If using a real leaf, this will only last one season.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint between the tape in Teal.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. While the paint is still wet, remove the painter's tape.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Between the stripes, paint Emerald or Black Ice.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Experiment with different patterns and shapes on the leaves and also leave some solid-colored. (We used Copper, Dark Patina, Festive Green, and Emperor's Gold.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Coat both the front and back of the leaves with Americana Gloss Decou-Page.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Cut a 4" piece of baker's twine and tie it around the stem of the leaf.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Cut a piece of paper twine in the desired length of the garland. Tie leaves on the paper twine.
    16. Instruction #8