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Acrylic Painting On Wood Slices {How to Paint an Easy Sunset}

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Want to learn all about how to paint on wood slices? Today, I have a super easy step-by-step tutorial, along with a video, to share everything you need to know!

If you’re interested in how to do acrylic painting on wood slices, this post is for you!

Believe it or not, this was my very first painted wood slice.

If it looks easy, that’s because it IS!

sunset on wood slice ornament

Wood Slice Ornaments

Before we get to the how-to, let’s talk about painting wood slice ornaments.

More specifically, let’s discuss where to buy wood slices, what paints are best, and whether or not you need to prime the wood first.

Where to Buy Wood Slices

wood slices

I use and love these Plaid unpainted wood rounds.

They are just the right size, and come in under a dollar a piece! They’re a great value for a high quality product.

What Kind of Paint do You Use on Wood Slices?

plaid paint

I use and love these paints for wood slice ornaments, as well as other crafts and DIYs!

A good, acrylic paint is perfect fine for wood slices. You don’t have to invest in anything fancy!

I’ll link to my exact colors below, but feel free to choose any colors you love best.

For this project, I found that a mix of warm and cool colors look best.

Best Gold Paint for Wood

sunset wood slice ornament

Hands down, this is the very best gold paint for wood.

It is water-based, has no odor, and is super shiny!!!

This is the first time I’ve used it and will never go back to anything else.

Do You Need to Prime Wood Before Painting Wood Slices with Acrylic Paints?

You definitely do not need to prime your wood before painting.

I didn’t, and because I used high quality wood slices, it turned out fine!

If you want to give them a quick wipe-down to get off excess dust, feel free to do that. It won’t hurt anything.

Acrylic Painting on Wood Slices

Ok, let’s get to the step-by-step!

Today, we’re going to paint an easy and fun sunset!

Here is everything you need. I will link all the supplies below.

sunset on wood slice ornament

Just a note: I linked to my exact paint colors, but it’ll be more cost effective if you buy a set.

Unfortunately, there is not a set that contains these exact FolkArt colors, but almost any set will have a selection of blushes/oranges/blues that you can use for your wood slice sunset!

Acrylic Painting On Wood Slices {How to Paint an Easy Sunset}

how to paint wood slice ornament

Want to learn all about how to paint on wood slices?

Today, I have a super easy step-by-step tutorial, along with a video, to share everything you need to know!

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Instructions

  1. Start by drilling a hole at the top of your wood slice (if using for ornaments).
  2. Next, trace a circle that almost covers your entire wood slice.
  3. Use two coats of chalk paint to paint your circle, letting dry between coats. I used a hairdryer on the "cool" setting to make this go faster.
  4. Next, using your blue and orange paints, take a small brush and paint gentle "waves" across your wood slice. These should go from the bottom of your wood slice to about halfway up.
  5. Let dry.
  6. Next, use your Treasure Gold paint to paint a simple sun shape. Add dashes/lines as sunbeams.
  7. Let dry and you're done!
wood slice ornaments

Have you painted on wood slices before? I’d love to hear what you think!

If you have any questions that I haven’t answered, please leave a comment.

Thanks so much for reading all about our Acrylic Painting On Wood Slices {How to Paint an Easy Sunset}.

Have a crafty day!

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