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Metallic Geometric Leaf Garland

Dazzling Metallics®

Metallic Geometric Leaf Garland
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Metallic Geometric Leaf Garland

designed by Katie Smith

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

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Learn more about Dazzling Metallics®.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Gloss Decou-Page (DS101)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Copper (DA205)
  • Dark Patina (DA248)
  • Festive Green (DA261)
  • Teal (DA322)

Elegant Finish™

  • Emperor's Gold (DA148)

Glamour Dust™ Glitter Paint

  • Black Ice (DGD21)
  • Emerald (DGD06)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • painter's tape
  • 2" flat brush
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • leaves (artificial or real)
  • twine (baker's and paper)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: 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.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint between the tape in Teal.
    Step 1 Example
  3. While the paint is still wet, remove the painter's tape.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Between the stripes, paint Emerald or Black Ice.
    Step 3 Example
  5. 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.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Coat both the front and back of the leaves with Americana Gloss Decou-Page.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Cut a 4" piece of baker's twine and tie it around the stem of the leaf.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Cut a piece of paper twine in the desired length of the garland. Tie leaves on the paper twine.
    Step 7 Example