Metallic Leaf Impression DIY Wall Art
Make a stunning piece of DIY wall art when you use metallic texture paint to create this lovely leaf shape. A floating frame completes the elegantly modern look. If rose gold is your metallic of choice, select texture paint in this color and start this tutorial. There are a variety of metallics to choose from however, so pick one that matches your aesthetic. Be prepared for patience with this project, as the deliciously thick paint can take several days to properly dry. Don't frame your leaf until the paint is completely dry! Once finished, this would be a gorgeous staple piece of artwork for your home or for a loved one. Talk about an elegant housewarming gift!
Time to CompleteLonger than a weekend
MaterialsNature Material, Paint
Project TypeMake a Project
- Americana Decor Texture 8oz - Rose Gold
- Large, non-toxic leaf (Hosta leaf), or a plastic leaf (faux Monstera leaf)
- Small palette knife
- Workspace covering
- Glass floating frame
Instructions for Metallic Leaf Impression DIY Wall Art:
Gently stir the texture paint. Choose a large non-toxic leaf as a base, or use a faux leaf if there is a concern. This can also be done with smaller leaves from Maple trees, or even Oak trees.
Lay the leaf flat, and spread a thin layer of Americana Decor Texture in Rose Gold on the leaf with a palette knife.
Let dry over several hours, then, when dry to the touch, add a second thin layer, being careful to cover the entire surface.
Once the entire leaf is covered, carefully move the leaf to a clean surface, and let dry, leaving the texture paint side up. Depending on the thickness of the applied medium, this may take several days!
Once the medium is completely dry, peel Americana Décor Texture off the leaf. If a real leaf is used, it may tear, and that’s ok, it can be discarded when finished.
Once the leaf and the Texture paint are separated, it’s ready to frame! If the underside of the medium still seems not 100% dry. Let impression sit out overnight to make sure it’s completely dry before framing.
Place the leaf impression in the floating frame between two pieces of glass, and display!
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