Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sunflower Shadow Box #UPaintMetal

Today is my first project post for U-Paint Metal Craft Kits®! I'm super excited to share!
I used the Sunflower from the 4pc Metal Flowers Kit. It's also available to purchases the Sunflower here.

Let's get started! You will need to wash your metal piece before painting, you can find the suggested directions here. After washing, I sprayed a primer, allowing it to dry between coats. I also primed the shadow box.

I then painted the Sunflower with white acrylic paint. I dusted off my eBrush by Craftwell and started airbrushing. I used Sharpies to airbrush the Sunflower yellow.

I then eBrushed the center and the outer petals with an orange Sharpie.

Missing photo: Sometimes I get into a creative groove and forget to stop and snap a photo. So the photo of the center being eBrushed with brown is missing. Oops!

I painted the shadow box in bright acrylic colors, purple, green and orange. I applied two coats of each color. While the paint dried, I created my stencil.
I used a FREE file by Dreaming Tree. It's a book mark SVG file. I used the features "hide and contour" and "weld" in Cricut Design Space. You can download the bookmark here.

I placed the stencil inside the shadow box and used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I added "handles" with washi tape to the stencil for easy removal.

I applied a generous amount and spread it with a short handle spatula.

I loved this DIY stencil and that Mousse! It adds the perfect background and texture to the shadow box!

I hot glued a string of rhinestones to the edge of the shadow box and attached the Sunflower with adhesive foam.

Here is a closeup of the Sunflower! Goodness I loved how it turned out!

Here is my completed Sunflower Shadow Box!

Thank you for visiting, until next time, happy crafting!


Georgiana said...

Looks great. I just bought some paste so I am looking forward to giving it a try. I worry the stencil will move. Yours looks like it worked perfectly. I just need to get a palette knife/spreader.

maria soto said...

so beautiful, loved everything about this project, those colors are super!!! I loved, loved your flower. thanks for sharing this project