Saturday, July 28, 2012

fringe flower canvas: live laugh love

hey there!  hope your saturday is off to a great start!  mine is going to be filled with watching some Olympics, reading a book, and probably creating something pretty :D

i'm excited to show you another project that i created for my wall.  it's a simple canvas plus paper and buttons.

but the results can be/ are fabulous.

so i got some of my SEI papers out and grabbed some solid patterns and some florals as well, punched 1" to 2" circles with a paper punch, and cut 1" and 1 1/2" paper strips.  after i cut the paper strips, i used my Martha Stewart fringe scissors to make cuts all down one side and then rolled that paper into a flower.

then all that was left to do was to do some arranging... and after i was satisfied, i took a picture to remember the order, and scooped all the flowers and circles off the canvas.

i made sure i covered my work surface, and then i painted the canvas with some orange/ yellow/ red acrylic paint.  after an appropriate drying time, i then sealed the paint with Martha Stewart mod podge (although it's called something different) plus gold glitter.  i just poured some DeNami Design gold glitter into the glue, and mixed it up.  in real life, the canvas has a marvelous sheen when you walk by at certain angles.

then i proceeded to glue and pop-dot the circles and flowers i had made before.  i added buttons to the centers of all the flowers, and when there were gaps in the design, i added baby rhinestones to the canvas to help fill it in.

in the middle of the heart shape that i left open, i used some thickers/ letter stickers (the "live" is a Basic Grey alpha set, the "laugh" are American Crafts in white that i stamped in an ombre sunset color, and the "love" is some mini alphas from i can't remember where) to spell out my sentiment.

Live. Laugh. Love.

such a good reminder huh?

and there you have it!  once you get started on those flowers, they're seriously the easiest things in the whole world.  i just suggest using some heavy duty glue to keep them on your canvas because you don't want the more substantial flowers to droop off.  something like Glossy Accents would work.

anyway, hope you've enjoyed.

i'll catch you next time! xoxo

1 comment:

~amy~ said...

Awesome canvas!!!! I love all the blooms!