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Decoupaged Flowers in A Shadowbox

Americana® Decou-Page™

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Decoupaged Flowers in A Shadowbox

designed by Jessica Alea

This unique take on flowers for Mother's Day uses Americana® Decou-Page™.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Blue Mist (DA178)
  • Thicket (DA357)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Gloss Decou-Page (DS101)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • X-Acto® knife
  • foam board
  • assorted scrapbook paper
  • 8" x 10" basswood canvas (Walnut Hollow)
  • paper flowers (clippings from magazines)
  • paintbrushes


  1. Using the hollow side of the wooden canvas, paint the borders of the canvas in Blue Mist. Using Gloss Decou-Page, affix a piece of matching scrapbook paper to the inside.
  2. Cut out the shape of a vase from scrapbook paper in a contrasting color. Use an X-Acto knife to cut out the vase shape from foam board and use Gloss Decou-Page to adhere the scrapbook paper vase to the foam board vase. Let dry.
  3. Once the background paper and vase are dry, use Gloss Decou-Page to adhere the vase to the bottom of the canvas.
  4. Around the inside edge of the frame, dry-brush Thicket in a halo around the vase. Using sandpaper, lightly sand away the surface of the edges of the canvas, creating an antique look.
  5. Cut out flowers from magazines. To create depth, decoupage flowers directly to the background and some onto one layer of foam board. (Use Gloss Decou-Page to adhere the cut out flowers to foam board.) Let dry. Once dry, use an X-Acto knife to cut out the flowers from the foam board.
  6. Arrange the flowers over the vase and adhere in with Gloss Decou-Page. Let dry. Once dry, paint an addition layer of Gloss Decou-Page over the paper background, flowers and the vase for extra shine.