Plaster Leaf Prints. Lay down newspaper. Plaster of Paris, 2 parts plaster 1 part water, mix to yogurt consistency, pour onto burlap. Lightly press leaves vein side down for 10-15 min (if leaf is thin, coat with vaseline to prevent tearing when removing). Remove leaves. Coat with mod podge before painting (plaster absorbs paint).
Chalk Paint recipe- mixed up a very small amount of this in black today, it was easy to put the "distressed" look in while still wet, We'll see how it dries, brush marks just disappeared. So far, I'm impressed.
upcycle furniture with chalk paint | Make Create Do