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Pressed Branches Ornaments

By: Kirsten Jones

Take an old quilting hoop and put your own spin on the design. Press leaves in paint and stamped them for a unique forest theme.

At a Glance:

Project #15357 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Hunter Green, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™- Gold, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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Plaid ® Brush Sets - Wood Brush Set, Flats

Number Needed: 1 $3.59
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instructions

Other Supplies

  • Three (3) small embroidery hoops
  • Watercolor paper
  • Thin gold ribbon
  • Navy blue sheer ribbon
  • Assorted seasonal branches ( silk or natural will work)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue

Instructions

  1. Basecoat paper with Hunter Green and let dry. Apply a second coat and let dry.
  2. Protect your work surface with poster board. Paint natural branch with Treasure Gold applying a thick heavy coat.
  3. Place branch with wet paint onto poster board and place green paper face down onto branch.
  4. Lightly walk fingers over the back of the paper pressing down and allowing the gold branch design to transfer onto green basecoat. Flip over and let dry.
  5. Repeat above step for all branches. Let dry.
  6. Paint metal areas on hoops with Treasure Gold and let dry.
  7. Using hoops as a pattern cut out leaf prints to fit each hoop.
  8. Attach paper to hoops with hot glue as shown.
  9. Using hot glue, attach navy bows and natural branches as shown.
  10. Tie loop with gold ribbon for hanging.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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