DecoArt Cork Inspired Fall Placemats

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Cork Inspired Fall Placemats

Make your own fall-themed placemats!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between steps. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Cut four pieces of cork, each measuring 17 inch x 13 inch, from the cork roll.
  • 3
    With pencil, draw three different-sized leaves on paper. As shown, project uses 4 inch x 2 inch, 3 inch x 1-1/2 inch and 1 inch x 2-1/4 inch. Cut these out to use as templates.
  • 4
    Using templates, sketch border of leaves in random pattern on each placemat. Allow for some overlap of leaves.
  • 5
    Mix about 1-1/2 teaspoon of fabric painting medium to about 3 teaspoon of Light Avocado. Using #5 round brush, paint 1/4 of leaves on each placement with this mix.
  • 6
    Mix about 1-1/2 teaspoon of fabric painting medium to about 3 teaspoon of Burnt Orange. Using #5 round brush, paint 1/4 of leaves on each placement with this mix.
  • 7
    Mix about 1-1/2 teaspoon of fabric painting medium to about 3 teaspoon of Deep Burgundy. Using #5 round brush, paint 1/4 of the leaves on each placement with this mix.
  • 8
    Mix about 1-1/2 teaspoon of fabric painting medium to about 3 teaspoon of Celery Green paint. Using #5 round brush, paint final 1/4 of leaves on each placemat with this mix.
  • 9
    Using tip of #5 round brush dipped in Burnt Sienna, paint dots in random pattern among the leaves.
  • 10
    Paint the veins of each leaf using Burnt Sienna with the #3 round brush.
  • 11
    Following directions on fabric painting medium bottle, air-dry placemats for 24-48 hours. Cover cork with clean cotton cloth and heat-set 30 seconds with a non-steam iron.
  • 12
    With glue gun, apply grosgrain ribbon around edge of each placemat using mitered corners. Fold in raw edge of ribbon end.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Burnt Orange 104106607 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Burnt Sienna 104106678 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Light Avocado 104106585 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Deep Burgundy 104106593 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Celery Green 104106634 (2)
  • DecoArt 2 oz. Fabric Painting Medium 104114059 (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cork Roll 24 inch x 12 inch 104141616
  • Morex Grosgrain Ribbon 7/8 inch x 7 yard Chocolate Brown 104193531
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Round 3 104464183
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Round 5 104464187
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Palette or Plastic Plate
  • Clean Cotton Cloth
  • Water Container
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Wax Paper
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil