Daisy and Sunflower Wall Decor.

Daisy and Sunflower Wall Decor.

Posted by DecoArt on May 20th 2014

Create a cheerful sunflower and daisy with MagiKote.

SUPPLIES

    • paper towels
    • toothpicks
    • #12 flat brush
    • black Sharpie® marker
    • white craft glue
    • knife or Styrofoam cutting tool
    • two 1" thick Styrofoam 8" squares
    • 2.5" Styrofoam ball, cut in half

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Sunflower: Following pattern, trace sunflower onto surface of Styrofoam sheet. (You can freehand this, or enlarge pattern provided to approximately 8", cut out, and trace around edges using Sharpie marker.) Using clay tool (or similar), slightly indent lines to separate sunflower petals, then sand over edges to give it smooth texture. Add dimension, making them look like real petals. (See photo.)
    2. Using carving tool, make tic-tac-toe pattern in center of sunflower. (See photo.) Sand smooth.
    3. Apply two or three coats of MagiKote using a #12 brush to entire project, allowing drying time between coats and sanding as necessary to keep it smooth. (You can use hairdryer set on low temperature to speed things up, if desired.)
    4. Paint entire sunflower Purple Pizzazz using a #12 brush. When dry, dry-brush several different layers of different colors to give coloration showed. (Feel free to put more or less in flower, as you see fit.) Start with Dragon Fruit dry-brushed around outside of flower center. Next, dry-brush Pineapple, followed by Margarita over tips of petals and center of flower. (See photo.)
    5. Spray seal entire project with Americana Gloss Spray Sealer to protect it.
    6. Daisy: Following pattern, trace daisy onto surface of Styrofoam sheet. (You can freehand this, or enlarge pattern provided to approximately 8", cut out, and trace around edges using Sharpie marker. Using clay tool (or similar), slightly indent lines to separate petals, then sand over edges to give it smooth texture. Add dimension, making them look like real petals. (See photo.)
    7. Using carving tool, make tic-tac-toe shape on top half of Styrofoam ball. (See photo.) Sand smooth and attach to center of daisy. (Attach by breaking toothpick in half, dipping it into white glue and piercing into ball. Dip other end into glue and push through flower, placing it appropriately. Do this several times until piece feels secure and doesn't move.
    8. Apply two or three coats of MagiKote with #12 brush to entire project, allowing drying time between coats and sanding as necessary to keep it smooth. (You can use hairdryer set on low temperature to speed things up, if desired.)
    9. Paint center portion of daisy Sour Apple. When dry, brush over entire top of center with Margarita. Dot center of each little square with Snow White, using handle end of paintbrush.
    10. Paint entire daisy Dragon Fruit with #12 brush. Dry-brush Margarita over ends of petals, followed by Pineapple to highlight. (See photo.)
    11. Spray Americana Gloss Spray Sealer over entire project to protect it.

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    Flowers Pattern