|Hydrangea Paper Mache Box
By Debbie Samples
Designer Tip: Cover the lid top with Sunday Musings floral paper. Ink the edges. Trace and cut a Betty 1 from Sunday Musings newsprint paper. Ink the edges, and glue centered. Trace and cut a Peggy 1 from Sunday Musings blue paper. Ink the edges, and glue centered. Cover the lid sides with Sunday Musings red paper. Wrap a black ribbon around the side, and tie a bow on the front. Zot in place. Cover the sides of the box with Sunday Musings blue paper. Die cut 5-6 sets of flower petals from Sunday Musings light red, and dark red, mixing the colors. Die cut 2-3 sets of flower petals from red heart holographic paper. Use a stylus shaping tool, with a mouse pad to shape the petals. Turn all flowers to the back, and rub the stylus in a circular motion over the flowers. Turn the flower over, and use a thinner stylus to push right in the center of the flower. Shape all of your petals. Die cut two flower stems, and several leaves from Sunday Musings green paper. Use the stylus and mouse pad to shape the leaves from the back side. Use the stylus and mouse pad to shape the ball of the flower stem. Use the Easy Circles Template to trace and cut two 2” circles from green paper. Use the stylus and mouse pad to shape the circles into a dome shape. Glue the outside edge to a separate paper. (it will be cut away later) Begin by making a puddle of glue. Dip the center of the flower in the glue, and place around the outside edge of the dome. Glue close together. Begin filling in the dome, being careful not to push to hard and smash the dome. Mix the colors and holographic papers. Keep filling in. Cut around the flower, close to the edge of the dome. Glue the green stems, on the box lid, at an angle as shown. Glue the covered flower domes over the balls of the stems. Glue leaves around the flowers, putting glue just on the bottom of the leaf. Place Dazzles™ as shown. Glue three small flower shapes from holographic paper on each corner as shown.