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Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

16-Apr-20

Craft Tutorials, Flower Drying

ACTÍVA Products

By Audrey Lozano

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

Summary:

This gorgeous shadow box project allows you to make a unique frame using real flowers from your garden or a special occasion, have fun creating beautiful designs for your home. ACTIVA’s Flower Drying Art Silica Gel preserves flowers and keeps the natural beauty that fresh flowers have.

SAFETY TIPS:

Even though Flower Drying Art is non-toxic, it will absorb pesticides from flowers. Do not re-use drying container for food preparation. Flower Drying Art can be a skin and eye irritant. Use proper precautions and contact a physician immediately if ingested.

Visit: www.activaproducts.com for Instructions and Drying Timetable

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

Materials Needed:

  • 1 pouch ACTIVA’s Flower Drying Art Silica Gel
  • Plastic container
  • Scissors
  • 1 cup or spoon
  • 1 shadow box
  • 1 crazy daisy bouquet
  • Microwave
  • 1 glass of water
  • Plastic fork
  • Brush
  • Hold Hairspray
  • Glue gun
  • Tweezers

Step 1:

Pour Silica Gel into a plastic container to a depth of 1 ½ to cover the bottom

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

Step 2:

Cut flower stem to about 1 inch

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art
Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

Step 3:

Place flowers face up on surface, press gently, make sure the bottom of the flower is seating firmly on the silica gel

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

Step 4:

Using a cup or a spoon, sprinkle silica gel around base, top and sides of the flower. Make sure the flower is fully covered

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art
Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

Step 5:

Place in microwave with a glass of water and heat on high power for one and a half minute

Step 6:

Using the tweezers, gently remove flower, slowly pour off silica gel until blossoms are uncovered

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

Step 7:

Brush away any silica gel maybe left in the petals

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art
Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

Step 8:

Coating the flowers with hold hairspray will enhance, strengthen and protect against shattering and sun fading - spray one layer, let it set

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

Step 9:

Once the flowers are ready, open the shadow box

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

Step 10:

Using the glue gun, place glue on the back of the flower, particularly the stem

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art
Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

Step 11:

Start creating your design, have fun!

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art
Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art
Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art
Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

Step 12:

Close the shadow box

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art

And it’s finished!

Beautiful Shadow Box with Flower Drying Art
2020-04-16