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First, paint the entire chest with an eggshell latex paint.
Trace cardboard diamond shape onto dresser sides, then mask shapes with painters tape.
Paint inside diamond area, then stipple over paint using stippling brush. Allow to dry.
Apply paint to one surface of leaf and press leaf at the area where the diamonds meet. Pull leaf away, then use artist's brush to apply a darker outline and add detail to leaf.
A nightstand is painted before receiving a plaster top with leafy plaster imprints.
Apply eggshell latex paint to nightstand and allow to dry.
Mix Plaster of Paris, add latex paint to tint (the same color used for base coat) until desired color is achieved.
Use the putty knife to apply plaster on top surface of nightstand.
Press faux leaves into plaster to make imprints. Pull each leaf away after pressing. When entire surface is complete, allow to dry.