Gold Painted Leaves

Dria @ Dio
by Dria @ Dio
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‪#‎FallPreview I was looking for a simple and inexpensive fall project to make when I came up with this idea. This project was so easy! I used one red oak, one white oak and one maple leaf from my yard. I had some liquid gold leaf paint on hand as well as the frames. After picking the leaves from my yard (they were still green, picked directly from the trees) I painted the front sides of the leaves with the liquid gold leaf paint I did not paint the back side. Once they were dry, in about 30 minutes, I simply framed them in some frames I already had on hand. The leaves aren't flat in the frame due to a thick mat.
Red Oak Leaf
White Oak Leaf
Maple Leaf
Here are three green leaves, a paint brush and the liquid gold leaf paint that I used. Again I only painted the front sides of these leaves.
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  • Kerry Trout Kerry Trout on May 13, 2017
    These are stunning!!!

  • Brenda Brenda on Aug 06, 2019

    Could I use gold spray paint instead of the gold leaf paint?

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  • Sally Anne Sally Anne on Sep 18, 2019

    Love this idea!

  • Bourbonwife Bourbonwife on Jun 28, 2020

    after all these years, how long did the leaves last in your frames? i’m interested in doing something like this when the world gets back to normal and i can go on vacation again. want to bring home some tropical leaves to try it on.