Fall Leaves Farmhouse Window Frame: Chalking Series, Project 6

Fall Leaves Farmhouse Window Frame

I hope you’re enjoying this chalking series, because I’m having so much fun making the projects for it!

We’re at project #6.  It’s another fall project using a new technique.

If you enjoyed finger painting or jumping in a huge pile of leaves as a child, this will be right up your alley!

So, I bought this cute farmhouse style window frame a few weeks ago and I knew I wanted to put fall leaves in each pane.

The bummer was I waited too long to buy the Fall Leaves transfer and it was on backorder.

The day they came back in stock, I didn’t procrastinate.  I bought it!

I needed a surface to chalk the leaves on, so I headed to Home Depot and bought a sheet of Hardboard.

I took the window with me and had them cut it to size.  I saved the leftover piece for a future project.

I put a few light coats of white spray spray paint on it.

The leaves are the perfect size and will really stand out against the white backdrop.

After cutting the leaves apart, I used Easy Peasy Spray Wax, just like I did on the No Drama Llama sign.

Now it was time to “fuzz” each leaf several times so they wouldn’t get stuck to the hardboard.

I laid the window over the hardboard to position each leaf.  I didn’t attach the window to the hardboard because it would be easier to remove it and then do the chalking.

I chose five colors for the leaves.

Chalk Couture Fall leaves Chalkology paste colors used | knickoftime.net

Now the fun part!

I wanted two of the leaves to be green.  The others would be shades of all the other colors.

I goofed up right off the bat.  I meant to make the stem brown and the rest of the leaf green, but I forgot to do the stem.

No biggie!  Because I waxed the board first, it wiped right off.  I saved that square for last so I could rinse the transfer off and let it dry while I did the other leaves.

Let the fingerpainting begin!

I put very small amounts of chalk paste, because fingerpainting means mixing the colors.  So when I removed the paste excess, I couldn’t put it back into the jar.  It also meant I didn’t need to clean the squeegee off between colors.

On some leaves I used two colors, some three, and some four.  As I peeled the transfers off, I put them in a basin of water so I could clean them all off when I was done.

The leaves have an almost watercolor effect with the paste swirled together.

Fall Leaves Farmhouse Window Frame Decor by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

I’m really happy with how it turned out.  I had forgotten how much fun fingerpainting is.

Messy, but fun!

The bummer is the Fall Leaves transfer is currently sold out – again!  It should be back in stock soon.

*Let me know if you want one and I’ll let you know when it’s available.

A good alternative is the Woodland Flora transfer.  It includes several leaves but also has acorns, pine cones, berries, and evergreen branches.

Chalk Couture Woodland Flora transfer available from Knick of Time | https://www.chalkcouture.com/knickoftime/product/B183140

Supplies Used (Affiliate links have been included.):

Fall Leaves Chalk Couture transfer

Distressed White Window Frame

Hardboard

Pumpkin Pie

Bumblebee

Green Envy

Mocha (this is a discontinued color replaced with Bark)

Orange Peel

Easy Peasy Spray Wax

If you enjoyed this project, I would appreciate it if you would pin it or share it.

Thank you so much for dropping in today!

Chalk Couture Fall Leaves Farmhouse Window DIY Home Decor by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

Vaya con Dios,

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Comments

  1. I love it.

  2. Debra A Wise says:

    Love it. So great for fall!

  3. That looks like so much fun, Angie! I would love to mix some of those yummy colors and play in them with my fingers! What if you want to use them without a stencil? Is there any type of material that you can’t use them on? Like would they be washable on fabric? I have to get started with this. Maybe next month.

    I really like the window frame project. I was thinking how fun it would be to save a couple or three frames for a photograph to combine with the leaves.

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