DecoArt® Leaf Tray

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by DecoArt® Design Team

DecoArt® Leaf Tray

DecoArt paint transforms an unfinished wood tray into an attractive fall one. The finished project can be used for serving afternoon snacks, as a decoration in your home or however you like.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove product label from tray before beginning project and Refer to project photo for design placement.
  • 2
    Use ¾ inch flat brush to basecoat center of tray Light Buttermilk. Rinse brush.
  • 3
    Use same brush and Heritage Brick to paint all edges inside and out. (Optional: Mask edges first with painter’s tape to paint clean edges.) Rinse brush.
  • 4
    Use pencil to trace and transfer leaf patterns randomly on tray.
  • 5
    Use #6 flat brush to paint leaves with different color combinations or solids: Cadmium Orange with Citron Green and Jack-O’-Lantern Orange; Autumn Red with Heritage Brick; Cadmium Yellow with Light Cinnamon; Jack-O’-Lantern Orange with Light Cinnamon; Fawn, solid; Light Cinnamon, solid; and Green Tea with Cadmium Yellow and Light Buttermilk, etc.
  • 6
    Use #3 round brush to add leaf veins using Light Cinnamon, Jack-O’-Lantern Orange, Autumn Red, Fawn, Heritage Brick, and Light Buttermilk.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Yellow 104106586
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Bright Orange 104106645
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Light Cinnamon 104106590
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Light Buttermilk 104106610
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Heritage Brick 104106642
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Jack-O’-Lantern Orange 104106646
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Fawn 104106657
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Autumn Red 104549545
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Green Tea 104521647
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tray Sec Scallop 3pc. 104435578 (Large)
  • Loew-Cornell® Soft Comfort Brush Flat 3/4 inch 104548676
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 6 104618376
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Round Size 3 104118922
  • Loew-Cornell® White Transfer Paper 9 inch x 13 inch 4 pc. 104548578
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Painter’s tape (Optional)
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