Thursday, July 8, 2010

Flower Canvas

I was wanting to make some type of artwork for my daughter's new bedroom and while browsing on Etsy I found the cutest little fabric flowers from Precocious Paper & the idea immediately popped in my head about what I wanted to do with them!

I wanted to paint a flower canvas! :-)

Here's my supplies:
One 16x20 stretched canvas
3 Craft paints in my matching colors (blue, green & pink)
6 Fabric Flowers from Precocious Paper
3 in foam brush & paintbrushes
Carbon paper

I first took my blue paint and using my foam brush painted the whole canvas blue. (It actually took 2 coats.)
Then I arranged my flowers out on the canvas to make sure they all fit! :-)
I also went ahead and played with Microsoft Word to create my letters. I used Scriptina font at about 200-225.  
I lined everything up nicely, then I started on my grass.
Using a small paintbrush, I just made small wispy strokes & Viola! You have grass!

Then using the same green paint straight lines for the stems & using a pencil draw on leaves and then color them in.

Then I took my carbon paper & put it underneath my printed out wording & traced over each letter for it to show up on my canvas. I then painted over that stencil with pink paint!

I love the verse 2 Peter 3:18, "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen." As I was thinking of what to write on my canvas, this verse came to mind & went perfectly. It is also my little prayer for my baby girl! :-)

This was a fun project and I'm so excited to share with you! 

Have a fun, flowery day! :-)


  1. What a neat idea, just what I could do with my paper flowers I have crafted but haven't used.

  2. That is sooo beautiful! Great job!!

  3. I love the way you did your flower canvas. It looks great.