When I started making the placemats I
didn’t think it would really work and I totally guessed through the
entire process, but much to my surprise it did work and I loved the
result. When I was successful at making a flat placemat, I tried my
hand at a faux leaf bowl. I used an oval bowl as a mold and though touch
and go, it worked. I think when you are making something and it all
comes together there is a moment when you go to a happy place and give
yourself a pat on the back because you are happy with the result.
- One bowl with the shape you want;
- Medium or Heavy Gel Gloss artist grade (This can be found at
any craft store. I use Golden or Liquidtex. You can also use Mod
- Flat Fall craft leaves (I found mine at the dollar store) It is important they aren’t from a garland and they are flat;
- Soft medium size artist brush (see picture);
- Butter knife which you will use to carefully separate the
leaf bowl from the mold bowl. It helps if when you are applying the mod
podge or Medium gel gloss that you only apply it on the top of the
- Fall leaf garland for each placemat;
- Template to use for size and shape like an old placemat but something it won’t stick to;
- Medium or Heavy Gel Gloss artist grade (This can be found at any craft store. I use Golden or Liquidtex. You can also use Mod Podge);
- Soft medium size artist brush (see picture).
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