By Audrey Lozano
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.
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.
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- 1 pouch ACTIVA’s Flower Drying Art Silica Gel
- Plastic container
- 1 cup or spoon
- 1 shadow box
- 1 crazy daisy bouquet
- 1 glass of water
- Plastic fork
- Hold Hairspray
- Glue gun
Pour Silica Gel into a plastic container to a depth of 1 ½ to cover the bottom
Cut flower stem to about 1 inch
Place flowers face up on surface, press gently, make sure the bottom of the flower is seating firmly on the silica gel
Using a cup or a spoon, sprinkle silica gel around base, top and sides of the flower. Make sure the flower is fully covered
Place in microwave with a glass of water and heat on high power for one and a half minute
Using the tweezers, gently remove flower, slowly pour off silica gel until blossoms are uncovered
Brush away any silica gel maybe left in the petals
Coating the flowers with hold hairspray will enhance, strengthen and protect against shattering and sun fading - spray one layer, let it set
Once the flowers are ready, open the shadow box
Using the glue gun, place glue on the back of the flower, particularly the stem
Start creating your design, have fun!
Close the shadow box
And it’s finished!