How to Alter Container With Hippie Chic Vibe

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How to Alter Container With Hippie Chic Vibe
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I purchased this elephant at a thrift store for $1.00 and knew that I wanted to "boho" him up... First gave him a rough coat of gesso. Using a sponge created the texture.

I purchased this elephant at a thrift store for $1.00 and knew that I wanted to "boho" him up... First gave him a rough coat of gesso. Using a sponge created the texture.

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Using tissue paper, apply your different color paints and allow to dry completely.

Using tissue paper, apply your different color paints and allow to dry completely.

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Once dry, take your stamp of choice and using black archival ink stamp your image all over your colors. Heat set.

Once dry, take your stamp of choice and using black archival ink stamp your image all over your colors. Heat set.

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Rip your sections to collage on your piece.

Rip your sections to collage on your piece.

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Using Mod Podge, apply your pieces all over your container. Using tissue paper with the paints provides a stain glass effect. In between the sections glue assort. sequins to fill in the gaps.

Using Mod Podge, apply your pieces all over your container. Using tissue paper with the paints provides a stain glass effect. In between the sections glue assort. sequins to fill in the gaps.

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Next up, the flowers. Spray the petals with Colorations and the baby wipes to clean up the over spray, I'm saving for another project..

Next up, the flowers. Spray the petals with Colorations and the baby wipes to clean up the over spray, I'm saving for another project..

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Each flower needs 6 sets of blooms.

Each flower needs 6 sets of blooms.

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First layer is layed out float for foundation, second layer is two sets that fold in half and are glue to the center of the foundation layer.

First layer is layed out float for foundation, second layer is two sets that fold in half and are glue to the center of the foundation layer.

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Next layer take two more blooms and do the same thing folding in half and gluing to the top. Stagger the petals also.

Next layer take two more blooms and do the same thing folding in half and gluing to the top. Stagger the petals also.

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Last bloom take all petals and scrunch together and glue to the center... Very easy and I finaly used some of these old muberry flowers that I've had forever !

Last bloom take all petals and scrunch together and glue to the center... Very easy and I finaly used some of these old muberry flowers that I've had forever !

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Sweet little flowers to apply to my container.

Sweet little flowers to apply to my container.

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Aren't the colors gorgeous....

Aren't the colors gorgeous....

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Next up I added some random trim to the top of the container and painted my little elephants eyes with black acrylic paint. And added a feather for his headress...

Next up I added some random trim to the top of the container and painted my little elephants eyes with black acrylic paint. And added a feather for his headress...

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The flowers added that little special touch and I love all the wonderful colors.

The flowers added that little special touch and I love all the wonderful colors.

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