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Marbled Leaf Motif DIY Home Decor Accent

Create a marbled accent piece with this DIY leaf motif! Paint pouring your basic faux greenery to have an elevated look. This project is the perfect home decor craft to complete your unique decor style.

At a Glance:

Project #15531 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Mediums and Finishes Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Seashell Pink, 2 oz. - 2485

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™ - Gold, 2 oz. - 3081

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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FolkArt ® Pouring Medium™, 16 oz. - 2689

Number Needed: 1 $10.99
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Other Supplies

  • Fake palm leaves
  • Tape
  • Foam board
  • Gloves
  • Wipes
  • Plastic cups
  • Craft sticks
  • Thumb tacks
  • Cardboard 
  • Baker's rack (optional)

instructions

Preparation

Create a raised, covered space to place your surface once you've poured your paint, such as thumbtacks in cardboard or a baker's rack.

Pouring Technique

Clean Pour – the Clean Pour technique allows for more controlled, flowing of paint resulting in more defined shapes. This is also called a direct pour. First, mix each color with pouring medium in a separate cup, then pour each cup individually and directly onto your project surface. Wearing gloves, then lift and tile your surface to allow the paint to flow as desired.

  1. Tape the backside of your leaves onto your foam board.
  2. Pour your pouring mixture onto your leaves and tilt/swirl until you reach your desired pattern.
  3. Carefully remove the leaves from the foam board while the leaves are still wet. Let dry on a flat surface.

Drying and Finishing

Place your painted project on the raised surface and allow to dry and cure for 24-48 hours for optimal results. Once dry, apply Glitterific where desired. Allow to dry completely then seal your project with FolkArt Acrylic Sealer.

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Related FAQs

Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.

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