Russell Stover Mixed Media Box: Part 4
I know I said I was putting finishing touches on this week but it turns out there was more to be done.
For starters I chose a space for my frame and glued it in place. While it was drying I glued my pressed rose into the center of the frame then glued my glass along the top of the frame. I did this because my rose was too large to be placed under the glass while it was inside the frame.
My next step was to adhere a chipboard word to the top corner of my frame, adding dimension and visual interest. Now came the flowers.... and YES they are all hand-cut and rolled. Mom, graciously helped me to roll a few since there were so many. You can use a Cricut style machine or a punch to make the flower bases and roll from there but I like to cut each by hand since it gives them a uniqueness I adore (keep an eye out for the upcoming tutorial on making hand-rolled flowers).
I spread my flowers around the canvas until I found a layout I loved then glued them down using my hot glue gun. From there, I spread my store bought flowers on a piece of plastic before spraying them with the two spray inks I've been using throughout the project. I intentionally left the flipside of the flowers and petals cream to give it some extra color variation.
Once dry I arranged them with the others and glued them down. My final step for the evening came after digging through my junk box where I found a handful of leather buttons. They made cute centers for several of my roses and added great texture.
'Til next time,
P.S. If you missed the first two segments you can check them out at: