Hello everyone!!!! Today I want to share with you a spring filled wall hanging that I created. I used lots of flowers and my favourite colours of blue and pink.
I found these wood shadow boxes in various sizes at my local craft store. They were unpainted so I decided to paint the outside of the boxes in a cream kraft paint. A couple of coats did the trick. For the inside of the boxes I chose a turquoise kraft paint that matched the turquoise colour in the papers I selected. The paper I used was from the "Secret Garden" Graphic 45 collection. I cut pieces of paper to fit in the inside of each box. From another piece of paper in the collection, I cut out the girl sitting in the garden and cut out the fence as well. I added this to the centre larger box using pop dots. I added some paper flowers from my stash along with a butterfly. The flower vines you see were added at the very end.
For the left side box, I cut out a rectangle tag from one of the papers and adhered this with pop dots at the left side of the paper underneath. I cut out another flower piece from another paper and adhered this with pop dots. Added a resin frame with a resin fairy at the top and flowers. I decorated the outside upper left corner as shown. I added some green silk leaves that I have had for some time.
For the right side box I adhered a large resin decorative oval to the centre and then placed cheese cloth with various flowers on top. Again I decorated the upper right outside corner as shown.
I then glued all the boxes together using matte gel medium which is a very strong glue. A very strong adhesive is needed to hold the boxes firmly together. I then added my vines around the outside edges of the centre box and added some more of the green silk leaves and pink flowers. This is optional - I placed white dots around the outer edges of the boxes using dimensional pearls.
And there you have it. It is very simple to do - just use what you have.
Until next time, this is Donna wishing you a fun-filled, safe weekend.
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