Fall is such a beautiful time of year. I love all of the colors of the leaves and how each tree can be so many shades of red, orange, or yellow. This inspired me to create some simple yet elegant color blocked painted leaves for table decorations this fall. With Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up, there are so many opportunities to use these pretty gold color blocked leaves to make your table feel festive. The best part about this project is…it hardly takes anytime at all.
Step 1. To begin your color block painted leaves projects, take a piece of Washi tape and place it on the leaf at a diagonal. Make sure to smooth the Washi tape down a couple of times with your hands. This is to prevent the Washi tape from lifting off while you are applying the gold gilding.
Step 2. Apply the gold gilding on with a paint brush. Make sure you have proper ventilation when you are using the gold gilding. The fumes are pretty strong. When I used this, I was outside. You will also find that the gilding dries pretty fast too.
Step 3. Remove the Washi tape and you are finished with your gold painted leaves!
These turn out so pretty! I know you will love them. If you don’t use all of your Darice autumn leaves for this project, check out these easy DIY fall centerpieces that use the pretty leaf accents as well.
There are so many things that you can use these color blocked painted leaves for. You could hang them from a chandelier, fill a vase, decorate a table setting and so much more. The possibilities are endless with these beauties. Enjoy!
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Melanie Artz is a Mom, an artist, an Art Educator and lover of all things creative. She has been sharing her passion for art and the creative process with her students for the past 17 years. When not teaching, she continues to share her love for creating online at ArtzyCreations.com.