Wood Slice Painting: Pretty Autumn Decor!
If you fancy trying your hand at wood slice painting this autumn, then we’ve the perfect project for you! The creative Helen Kirkham is back with a gorgeous autumnal tutorial that you’ll not only love spending an afternoon creating, but one that will also enable you to fill your home with pretty fall decor, too. These wood slices can be displayed as ornaments, used as coasters, or even given as gifts. Check out Helen’s tutorial below, and learn how to craft your own.
You Will Need:
- Acrylic paint pens (orange, brown, tan, green and red)
- Wood slices
- Wood heat resistant varnish
Draw a pumpkin onto the wood slice with a pencil, freehand. Once you have sketched out the pumpkin, go over with the pencil to draw a darker line.
Helen’s helpful hint: If you struggle to draw freehand, use a stencil or a stamp and draw over the top! Personally I prefer the freehand approach, as it adds to the rustic nature of the coaster.
Draw the acorns, branch and leaves. Again, once you are happy with the image, go back over it to create a darker look.
Draw the tree and foliage, then add some small leaves falling off the tree.
Draw a large leaf and add the veins of the leaf over the top.
Paint the pumpkin, making sure to let the orange paint dry completely before you move on to the green.
Paint the acorns; allow each layer to dry before moving on to another colour. Once the acorns are dry, add the dots to the top of them.
Paint the tree and the leaves. When you colour in the foliage around the tree, mix the three colours together.
Paint the final coaster in orange. If the veins get covered by the paint, draw over them again once the orange paint has dried.
Spray the coasters with heat resistant varnish. Make sure the paint is completely dry before you put the varnish on. Allow the varnish to dry for 24 hours before you use them.
Once your gorgeous wood slice painting projects are complete, they’re ready to be displayed or used!
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