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  • Mandi Decker

    Faux silver leaf - Aluminum Foil Technique - This is awesome!

  • Sherri Sapp

    Aluminum Foil furniture

  • amy penland

    Painted Furniture & Such - This board has lots of DIY painted furniture examples, and other unusual painted items. Also lots of tips and how-tos on painting furniture, floors, rugs, etc. like this faux silver leaf finish tutorial -- unreal - done with pieces of aluminum foil - tutorial.-i love this look also for bedroom

  • Jennifer

    Faux Silver Leaf Technique - using aluminum foil and wallpaper paste.

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For this project, you'll need to gather the following: matte board ... I used 3" X 4" leaves, delicate flowers, lace ... really anything flat with some sort of texture 3M Spray Glue inexpensive aluminum foil the buck-a-can matte black spray paint found at Home Depot ... seriously, you want the cheap stuff 0000 steel wool canvas, matte board or even cardboard for the background

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