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Silk Flower Wall Decor

By: Heidi Borchers

Decorate your home for less with Silk Flower Wall Decor from Heidi Borchers. This is a fun and easy craft made from recycled materials. What could be better?

Silk Flower Wall Decor

 

Materials:

  • Background – You can use cardboard, pizza boxes, canvas etc. (Mine is a 8” x 10” canvas)
  • Texture Magic Dimensional Paint – White
  • Cardboard – heavy for squeegee – 2” x 4”
  • Pinking shears (to cut squeegee)
  • Plastic cup or other container – cut in half (for vase)
  • Silk flowers and leaves
  • Aleene’s Fabric Stiffener
  • Plastic bag with zip top
  • Paint – Black and various colors
  • Brush

Instructions:

  1. To add texture to the background, squeeze the dimensional paint onto the background.

    Silk Flower Wall Decor
     
  2. To make a squeegee for texturing from cardboard, cut one edge with the pinking shears.

    Silk Flower Wall Decor
     
  3. Pull the cardboard squeegee through the dimensional paint. See finished project photo for direction of the lines. Upper portion and lower portion lines go in different directions.

    Silk Flower Wall Decor
     
  4. Place the plastic cup or container into the wet dimensional paint, approximately 1” from the bottom edge.

    Silk Flower Wall Decor
     
  5. Carefully squeegee some dimensional paste over the plastic cup taking care not to move the cup in the wet background.

    Silk Flower Wall Decor
     
  6. Place silk flowers and leaves into the zip top plastic bag. Pour in enough fabric stiffener to cover. Close bag and mix contents until all of the pieces are saturated.

    Silk Flower Wall Decor
     
  7. Remove the silk flowers and leaves one by one from the plastic bag. Use the lip of the bag to remove excess fabric stiffener as you pull from bag. Carefully place flowers onto the wet background as shown. Let dry.

    Silk Flower Wall Decor
     
  8. The background and dried stiffened flowers are ready to paint when the fabric stiffener is dry and clear.

    Silk Flower Wall Decor
     
  9. Paint entire background black. Let dry.

    Silk Flower Wall Decor
     
  10. Over-paint the black background with various colors letting the black background show through.

    Silk Flower Wall Decor
     

 Watch a video tutorial for Upcycled Silk Flowers Wall Art.

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