Word art has become very popular in home decorating. People enjoy expressing themselves in their homes and I thought that using leaf-shaped blocks would be an appropriate and fun way to convey the concept of “Autumn”.
While the letters can be mounted on a base to keep them all aligned, I preferred to leave them loose. To me, this resembles naturally falling leaves of a clear autumn day. I like the way the look scattered on a shelf or bookcase, as if they just happened to fall into place.Instructions include the option of adding some color to your leaves using acrylic paint and DecoArt’s Staining and Antiquing Medium. This water based gel turns any acrylic paint into a transparent stain, allowing the beauty and grain of the wood to show through. I think it is the perfect choice for a project such as this, and I lightly stained just the fronts of the pieces in rich autumn hues. If you prefer not to add color, you can simply soak them in mineral oil and finish them with spray shellac to give them a nice, warm look. Either way they are attractive.
You might enjoy cutting these pieces out of 1/8” thin wood and using them as refrigerator magnets. What a fun and easy way to dress up your kitchen! You can also use them as ornaments or even in a beautiful fall wreath. The possibilities are endless! I hope you enjoy making this project.
– 3.5″ x 18″