Chalk Painted Dollar Store Leaves Tutorial - Colors!

Give those tacky colored faux silk dollar store leaves a vintage look with this easy tutorial that shows you how to chalk paint dollar store leaves!
This is part 3 in a series of chalk painted leaves I've done this season.They are each different, but pretty in their own ways.

Dollar Store Leaves. They are the faux silk ones that come in a pack of 50.

Folk Art Chalk Paint in White Adirondack and Parisian Grey

Folk Art Dark Antique Wax

Elmer's Glue

Paint Brushes

Paint canvas or wax paper (so the leaves don't stick underneath after the glue and paint dries)
Squeeze Elmer's Glue onto the leaves, then spread the glue evenly over the leaves with a paint brush. The thicker the layer the glue, the more crackle you will get in the paint. Allow to dry until it's tacky to the touch.
Once the glue is tacky to the touch, paint the leaves with chalk paint. I mixed the Imperial and Crochet Yellow chalk paints in an attempt to get an orange color, but I ended up getting a salmon color instead. I ended up going back over these leaves with an orange watercolor paint I had in a painting kit. It worked okay, but I noticed some of the paint came off when I applied and wiped the antiquing wax, so next time I do this I'm definitely getting an orange-colored chalk paint! Allow the leaves to dry completely- usually at least a few hours or overnight.
Brush on antiquing wax and immediately wipe the excess wax off with a paper towel or cloth. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Use your leaves in any of your Fall décor- on wreaths, windows, garlands, you name it! I'm thinking of making a wreath with mine :)

Click on the link below for part 1 and 2 of this series and more great DIY and craft tutorials!

Thanks for stopping by to check this out! :)

Michelle @ The Painted Hinge
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  • Ann Ann on Nov 05, 2015
    Love this! As soon as I saw the title to your post I thought, "She could crackle paint those leaves!" They came out beautifully.

  • BetsyB47 BetsyB47 on Nov 05, 2015
    This is a fabulous project. Thanks!