Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fabric Flowers on Canvas

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing an art piece I did for my college's annual 12 x 12 art scholarship fundraiser and silent auction. Dozens of local artists contribute one-of-a-kind pieces to be auctioned off to support art students. The committee begins by giving each artist a 12 x 12 white canvas and let them create whatever their heart desires! 

Ahhh. A blank white canvas. Such potential and possibilities. 

I decided to paint it a soft gray and envisioned a flowy 3d fabric flower design.

There is an excellent step-by-step tutorial on make these fabric flowers using a tealight at Simply Vintage Girl.  Playing with fire and crafts? Too much fun. I was really happy with the way they turned out and plan to incorporate them into some bridal fasicinators later.

I made a variety of sizes and shuffled them around til I made an organic shape that I liked.

After dry brushing some metallic white acrylic over the top of the gray, I hot glued away! I was really happy with the 3D look and soft, flowy design.  I sealed it with clear acrylic spray.

Is it bad that I want to keep it for myself? :) Looks too pretty on my new aqua walls in the studio, don't you think?  What are you making this week?

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this, it's the perfect balance of everything. Great job.