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Floral Mixed Media Soul Box

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Floral Mixed Media Soul Box
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Floral Mixed Media Soul Box

designed by Sandee Setliff

Use texture and a trendy quote to accessorize a whimsical box, personalized to your taste.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® 3D Opaque Gloss Enamels™

  • Black (DGEW67)

Americana® Decou-Page Paper™

  • Moroccan (DP05)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)
  • Cerulean Blue (DMFA06)
  • Gold (Interference) (DMFA100)
  • Hansa Yellow Medium (DMFA50)
  • Quinacridone Magenta (DMFA35)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Liquid Glass (DMM14)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • sandpaper
  • scissors (or craft knife)
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • hole punch
  • 1" foam brush
  • beads
  • embroidery thread
  • E6000 Glue
  • chipboard
  • papier mâché house (Darice)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using a pencil, free-hand or use provided template and the tracing and transfer papers to trace around the flowers. Trace randomly around the house.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Dab Titanium White and Quinacridone Magenta around the outside of the flowers to create an abstract background.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Trace over the flower shapes with the Black 3D Opaque Gloss Enamels Writer.
  4. Fill in the flowers with Hansa Yellow Medium and then coat over with Gold (Interference). Paint the centers of the flowers Carbon Black.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Fill in the flower centers with Liquid Glass. While wet, scatter beads into the Liquid Glass. (Do one side at a time and allow to dry completely before moving to the next side. This will keep the Liquid Glass from sliding around.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint the outside rim of the flower centers Cerulean Blue.
  7. Create a heart by tracing the heart template onto chipboard. Cut out with scissors or a craft knife.
  8. Paint the heart on both sides with a 2:1 mix of Quinacridone Magenta and Gold (Interference).
    Step 7 Example
  9. Print out quote of choice on a computer and cut into strips. Using Americana Matte Decou-Page, adhere the quote onto the heart.
  10. Punch a hole into the top of the heart and run a 4" piece of embroidery thread through the hole and knot.
  11. Measure and cut out the Americana Decou-Page Moroccan Paper to decoupage on the inside of the box. Decoupage the paper to the inside, removing any wrinkles or bubbles with a finger.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Using E6000 Glue, glue 1/4" of embroidery thread to the top of the box. Once dry, cover the glued end with Decou-Page Papers.
    Step 11 Example