STEP FOURTEEN: Prime each embellishment piece with white gesso, let dry. Set aside.
STEP FIFTEEN: Paint five embellishments with Quinacridone Magenta and Yellow Ochre (right) mixed together. Paint five more embellishments with Turquoise (Phthalo) and Titanium White (middle) mixed together. Paint the three medallion pieces with Burnt Sienna (left). Let dry.
STEP SIXTEEN: Brush Interference Gold paint over each embellishment and wipe off excess paint, as shown.
STEP SEVENTEEN: Using your finger, pick up Bronze Age metallic wax and hit the high spots on each of the red flowers (right) to add highlight and depth. Repeat this procedure using White Gold metallic wax on the brown medallions (left), and Vintage Gold metallic wax on the blue flowers (middle).
STEP EIGHTEEN: Use a fast grab white glue to adhere each embellishment to the base. Layer foam dots two or three high between flowers to allow top flower to be glued to a level surface, as shown.
Your backing piece should look something like this.
STEP NINETEEN: Add a bead of white glue around edge of easel base.
STEP TWENTY: Center easel base into frame, as shown. Set aside to allow glue to dry.
STEP TWENTY-ONE: To give the back of the frame a finished look, cut a piece of chipboard the same size as the frame and adhere to back of frame, as shown.
STEP TWENTY-TWO: Pour PermaStone into product packaging from word bands or similar packaging to make stone strips. Let dry. You will only need one strip for this project.
STEP TWENTY-THREE: Prime one strip with white gesso, let dry. Paint strip with Titan Buff acrylic paint, let dry.
STEP TWENTY-FOUR: Use a single word stamp, or if your word is combined with other images, tape off the area around the word with masking tape, as shown. Then ink up the word with black archival ink. Remove masking tape.
STEP TWENTY-FIVE: Center and stamp word IMAGINE onto strip. Let ink dry.
STEP TWENTY-SIX: Distress edge of strip with Frayed Burlap distress ink and a foam sponge. If you need to make any touchups, you can use a black Sharpie marker to fill in any missed stamping.
STEP TWENTY-SEVEN: Punch several leaves from a dark green card stock, and the same amount from a separate piece of green multi card stock.
STEP TWENTY-EIGHT: Adhere leaves between floral embellishments, adhering the dark green leaves first, then the multi green leaves on top, as shown. This will give a shaded effect. Adhere word strip to base with white glue, as shown.
And with that, you have beautiful floral artwork that you will cherish for years to come!