How to Make Spring Flowers Altered Box

This tutorial shows how to make your foamiran die cut flowers and to paint them with Art Anthology paints and colorations to embellish a painted wooden box

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How to Make Spring Flowers Altered Box
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Die cut lots of flowers with any flower dies from your stash and Foamiran white foam.

Die cut lots of flowers with any flower dies from your stash and Foamiran white foam.

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Paint the die cut flowers with different Art Anthology paints. This flower was painted with Cotton Candy. Let them dry.

Paint the die cut flowers with different Art Anthology paints. This flower was painted with Cotton Candy. Let them dry.

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Die cut foam leaves and branches and paint them with Art Anthology Leaf Sorbet and Limeaid Velvet. Don't try to get full cover and the heat will do this later.

Die cut foam leaves and branches and paint them with Art Anthology Leaf Sorbet and Limeaid Velvet. Don't try to get full cover and the heat will do this later.

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Some flowers are misted with Colorations. So first we arrange them with flower  centers of different kinds.

Some flowers are misted with Colorations. So first we arrange them with flower centers of different kinds.

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Arrange the painted petals (first kind of flowers). Heat the arranged flowers and the leaves with a heat gun. Don't overdo it as it can shrink to a very small size.

Arrange the painted petals (first kind of flowers). Heat the arranged flowers and the leaves with a heat gun. Don't overdo it as it can shrink to a very small size.

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Mist the second kind of flowers with Colorations (names are listed in the Product section).

Mist the second kind of flowers with Colorations (names are listed in the Product section).

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Shrink the misted flower  with a heat gun. The color may change, but so are the natural flowers. They are not in a pure color after all.

Shrink the misted flower with a heat gun. The color may change, but so are the natural flowers. They are not in a pure color after all.

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Paint the bare wooden box with white gesso and then with Art Anthology Limeaid paint. Don't try to make it perfect as we want this weathered look. Arrange the flowers /leaves over the dry painted box.

Paint the bare wooden box with white gesso and then with Art Anthology Limeaid paint. Don't try to make it perfect as we want this weathered look. Arrange the flowers /leaves over the dry painted box.

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Here you can see the different flowers made with the same white foam, different dies and with different Art Anthology paints and colorations.

Here you can see the different flowers made with the same white foam, different dies and with different Art Anthology paints and colorations.

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More close- ups to the finished flowers.

More close- ups to the finished flowers.

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Another side of the box with different flowers and leaves.

Another side of the box with different flowers and leaves.

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Another side look over the box cover to show the weathered paint effect and the flowers.

Another side look over the box cover to show the weathered paint effect and the flowers.

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