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Decoupaged Flowers in A Shadowbox

Americana® Decou-Page™

Decoupaged Flowers in A Shadowbox
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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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SUPPLIES

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

INSTRUCTIONS

  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.
    Step 0 Example
  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.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Once the background paper and vase are dry, use Gloss Decou-Page to adhere the vase to the bottom of the canvas.
    Step 2 Example
  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.
    Step 3 Example
  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.
    Step 4 Example
  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.
    Step 5 Example