Using paint and die cut leaves, these brushlettered fall leaf coasters turned out stunning and are perfect for classy fall decor!Fall is by far my favorite season with the warm colors, pumpkin spice everything and the cooler temperatures. Well, I can pretend it's cooler outside. Fall doesn't really hit Arizona until early November, but a girl can dream! Just because it's still 108 degrees out doesn't mean that I can't start decorating. I decided to start will a little craft to kick off the season.
I love fall leaves and love crafting and decorating with them. I've made a stenciled table runner, a wreath, placemats from way back in the day... I could go on. But I really love these coasters! These coasters are colorful and sweet and perfect for setting your Pumpkin Spice Latte on!
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- Spellbinders Platinum Die Cut Machine
- Spellbinders Fall Foilage Dies
- Multi colored cardstock
- Gold adhesive vinyl
- Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Vintage Photo
- MDF Coasters
- DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin paint in Black Tie
- DecoArt Dazzling Metallics acrylic paint in Bright Brass
- ModPodge Dishwasher-Safe Gloss
- Foam brushes
- Small pointed tip paint brush
- Pencil with eraser
Directions~Paint the fronts and backs of the coasters with the Black Tie paint using a foam brush. Don't forget the sides! Let dry.
Cut leaf shapes out of fall colored cardstock and the gold vinyl using the Fall Foilage Dies and your die cutting machine. Ink the edges of the cut out leaves with the ink pad in Vintage Photo.
Using the ModPodge, glue the leaves haphazardly to three of the painted black coasters, add some gold vinyl leaves. Apply three coats of the ModPodge to the coasters, letting dry between each coat. For the brushlettered words, I wrote the words out in pencil, very lightly, on the black coasters. Using just the tip of my brush and the Bright Brass paint, I traced my pencil marks, using pressure on the downstrokes and very lightly on the upstrokes. Once the words were dry, I went over again to get good paint coverage. Then add a few die cut leaves and a few layers of ModPodge to seal.
Let the ModPodge cure for a day or two before putting a wet cup on the brushlettered fall leaf coasters.