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Petal Elephant | Ingrini Creativities

 

Before you watch the video, I need to address the elephant in the room.

This. was. a. little. challenging.

The procedure is fairly simple, but at one point the thought of giving up and withdrawing this project did cross my mind – not once, but a few times. Don’t do what I did, please wear gloves! I was fighting the glue off my fingers for hours.

So if you are looking for something to do that will keep you busy for a full day, you are in the right place.

 

Instructions

Carefully remove the petals from your dried pressed flower – this is entirely up to you and what your preference is.

You can use fresh petals, but be aware that the petals will change colour over time – this is also quite an exciting route to take, your artwork will constantly be changing until it has reached the final colour change.

Apply a layer of Mod Podge and then add the petals.
If you are using dried petals, gently massage them into the Mod Podge – the petals will slowly soften in the glue.

After applying all the petals, add another layer of Mod Podge as a protective coating and let it dry overnight.

The final step is optional. Use a permanent marker and decorate your elephant in patterns. I looked up “mandala drawings for beginners” on Pinterest for inspiration.

Once you are happy with your design and the ink has completely dried, add another layer of Mod Podge as an extra layer of protection, and let it dry overnight.

 

The supplies in this video are from Pipoos (The Netherlands):

 

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