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DIY Fall Leaf Chargers

Americana® Acrylics

DIY Fall Leaf Chargers
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DIY Fall Leaf Chargers

designed by PLA Schneider

Turn plastic plates into elegant place settings with Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

  • Gold (ADMMT02)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Antique Gold (DAO9)
  • Cobblestone (DA390)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)
  • Warm Sunset (DA385)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Matte Varnish (DS60)

Other supplies

  • transfer paper
  • sandpaper
  • small round brush
  • clean cloth
  • pen or pencil
  • medium flat brush
  • medium round brush
  • chargers (plastic)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: To transfer the pattern, print it out to suitable size. Use transfer paper to trace onto the plate surface with pen or pencil.

  1. Gather the supplies.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use sandpaper to sand the charger. (This will help with paint adherence.) Remove dust with a clean cloth.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a medium flat brush to paint the charger in Snow White. Let dry and apply a second coat.
    Step 2 Example
  4. LEAVES 1 AND 2: Transfer one leaf pattern to each charger. Place the leaves off center to add interest to the design. Use a medium round brush to paint a leaf in Cobblestone and Antique Gold. (The paints will blend nicely while they are still wet. Also there's no need to rinse the brush between colors. In fact, that will allow for a nice blending of the colors.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. LEAVES 1 AND 2: Continue the previous step until the leaf is complete.
    Step 4 Example
  6. LEAVES 1 AND 2: Use a small round brush to add a few highlights in Spiced Pumpkin. Use a small round brush to outline the leaf and add detailing in Matte Metallic Gold.
    Step 5 Example
  7. LEAVES 3 AND 4 - Use the same steps but Spiced Pumpkin and Country Red as your main colors and Antique Gold as your accent color.
    Step 6 Example
  8. These chargers go beautifully with these complimentary projects! Simply search for Thankful Pumpkins and Thanksgiving place mats-Napkin Rings sets!
    Step 7 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

Clear glass plates work best, allowing the leaf design to show through!