Big Sister is 6 on Primrose Day, tomorrow. So in her honour I have decorated a cardboard letter and filled little vases with primroses, pulmonaria and forget-me-nots.
First I painted the A in deep pink acrylic paint..
when the paint was dry I painted the top and sides with Decoupage Medium, and laid the patterned layer of a napkin over the A. It works just as well with PVA glue, although PVA might need a little thinning with water.
I painted over the top of the paper with the Medium.
and added some butterflies from another napkin.
Oh the softness of the primrose……….. mmmmmmm …….. they taste good too.
Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, on 19 April 1881. The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House. She sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral.