Metallic Leaf

Styrofoam carving painted with Steel and rusting agent.

Products Used

  • MM-102 - Copper Metallic
  • MM-106 - Steel Metallic
  • MM-305 - Rapid Rust
  • MM-600 - Spritzer Cap
  • SS-138 - Flat Black
Decorating Accessories
  • AB-834 - ¾" Acrylic Base Coat
  • AC-502 - Matte Sealer
Additional Materials
  • Stryofoam Sheet
  • Foam Plates
  • Paper Towel
  • Straight Edge
  • Utility Knife
  • White Glue
Project Info


  1. Cut two 6" squares of Styrofoam sheets. Roughen up the edge of one sheet. Cut a leaf shape out of the other square of Styrofoam.
  2. Glue the two pieces of Styrofaom together with white glue. Allow to dry.
  3. Using an AB-834 #¾" Base Coat, apply SS-138 Flat Black to the entire piece. Allow to dry.
  4. Mix MM-102 Copper Metallic and MM-106 Steel Metallic well. Place some of each on a foam plate.
  5. Using an AB-834 #¾" Base Coat, apply 1 heavy coat of MM-102 Copper Metallic to the piece here and there leaving some of the SS-138 Flat Black showing. Using an AB-902 #2 Stiff Fan, apply MM-106 Steel Metallic here and there leaving some of the SS-138 Flat Black and the MM-102 Copper Metallic showing.
  6. Spritz a heavy coating of MM-305 Rapid Rust to the piece. Allow to dry.
  7. Optional: Piece may be sealed with 2 coats of AC-502 Matte Sealer.