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Friday, 19 February 2016

If Friends were Flowers..

Hi all...sharing here a tutorial of an altered MDF box i made using Heartfelt Creations Products...

A Keepsake Box

Heartfelt Creations Products Used :

Majestic Bloom Die HCD1-742
Classic Leaf Die HCD1-736
Classic Leaf Cling Stamp HCPC-3546
Bold Leaf Cling Stamp HCPC-3547
Cut Mat Create 2A Die HCD2-751
Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection HCDP1-254
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401

Other Products Used :

Color Box Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Warm Red
Prima Marketing Chalkboard Paint - Plum
Watercolors
Silicone Glue
Mod Podge
Half Pearl String Stickers
Stamens
MDF ( Medium Density Fibreboard) Box

Instructions:

Make and shape flowers and leaves:

 On a plain 120 GSM offwhite paper paint with random brush strokes
 blending shades of pinks and pale yellow.Let it dry.

Use Majestic Bloom die to cut the flowers.On the edges of petals shade
 again with darker pink color to make flowers little bright and colorful.

Spritze some water on the flower cutouts and using Deluxe Mat use 
the stylus to shape the petals from reverse side. Turn it upside down and 
press with small stylus to raise and shape it from centre.Let it dry again.

Apply Silicone Glue on the top centre of colored flower,place some stamens over the glue ,
 press and fold the flower in quarter half.Once completely dry,
they become firm and stiff with proper shape.

Prepare single layered flowers of different sizes with same method.

Stamp and diecut the leaves also,paint them with green water color 
shades as well and shape up from reverse side to give dimension and shape.

Keep ready the flowers and leaves for arrangement over the lid of the box once everything is done.

Prepare the Box:

Color the box with Plum chalkboard paint giving it a blended matt matching
 effect in combination with the paper.Let it dry.

Choose the part of image from 12 by 12" paper. I chose a part with sentiments which 
would suit the space of the lid with a message over it.Adhere the paper with 
Mod Podge or white glue mixed with some water.

The design i chose for the lid,accordingly i cut and aligned different sizes 
and designs of paper adhereing in such a way so as to give it a look of a ribbon tied
 around the box with flowers as bow over it :)

Use a complimenting die suiting the overall design. I chose a Cut Mat Create 2A die 
to match it with the flourish design.
After die cutting it i distress inked it with matching shades of browns.

Adhere the circular line and the straight lines with half pearl strings.

Final Arrangement of flowers and leaves over the paper designed lid with silicone glue
...and your Heartfelt Creation is ready :),use it to keep your treasured memoirs,jewellery,
anything that u like or gift it to someone very special :)

Below are the detailed pics of the box with different angles and closeups..












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