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Flowering Dogwood Selfie Layout

Other Products: Heavy chipboards, White heavy gesso, painting brushes, Archival Leaf green and Olive Green, Crystal clear glitter, dry floral stems, Dusty Attic chipboard, Frosting powder, dry mesh, art basic stones, color bloom sprays, multi medium matte, Texture paste, Dusty Attic acrylic: pink, lime green

Watch this video to learn different shaping techniques using the dogwood flowers.

Instructions: Choose the pattern paper from the collection and paste it on a heavy chipboard using multi medium matte. Dry it using heat tool and tone down the colors of pattern paper by applying a light wash of white gesso. Add extra layers of chipboards forming a frame around the layout to add extra strength to the project. Create textures using texture paste and art basic stones. Color all the layers using various shades of acrylic colors. Shades of pink and lime green sprays are used to match the frame with flowers. Match and tear different papers from the designer paper pack and layer them together to form a platform in the center to hold the pictures. The chipboard are painted using acrylic paints. Coat them with an adhesive that dries clear and sprinkle the frosting powder. Heat a little with the heating tool if needed. For flowers, I have used ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Guacamole. For pollens, I have used Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe. Leaves are painted using Archival Leaf green and Olive Green. For shaping the flowers watch Emma Lou's video. Once all the elements are ready, assemble the project as shown. A fussy cut flower bouquet is cut from the pattern paper and is layered for extra interest. To finish the project I added a title "Selfie" which is painted using dusty attic acrylic colors.

Created By: Rajni Chawla