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How To Projects — Canvas

Floral Painted Canvas

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Floral Painted Canvas


8x10" canvas

Acrylic paint in desired colors

Several sizes of round paint brushes

Heat tool if you want to speed up the drying process

White eraser



Lightly draw a 5 1/4" circle in the center of the canvas

Using a circular motion paint the background color for each of the 6 flowers; the left large flower and the 3 right flowers should be placed around the circle. The other flowers can fill in between those. Add the next circle of color to each flower after using heat tool to dry first layer of paint. Finish with 3 circles in the center of each flower.

Draw 3 stems  as shown in the photo, dry with heat tool before going ahead with the leaves

Add long blue and green leaves where appropriate and paint veins in each

Complete the project by adding a few random dots of paint in 1 or 2 colors

When paint is COMPLETELY dry erase any pencil lines that are visible

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Mixed Media Canvas

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Mixed Media Canvas


8x10 canvas

5 colors of acrylic paint and foam brushes

Washi tape

Background stamps

4-5 different patterns of cardstock for flowers and 4-5 for leaves

3 buttons

Glue gun and glue

Glue stick or tape runner

Distressing tool or scissors


Place 5-7 pieces of washi tape on canvas

Spread 2-3 colors of paint over tape using foam brush or credit card; speed dry with heat tool; be sure to go around the edges of the canvas so no white is showing

Spread acrylic paint onto background stamp and randomly stamp; use at least 2 different background stamps and 2 colors of paint. Set aside to dry

Cut out graduating circles in a variety of coordinating colors and patterns; distress the edges. Make enough to have 3 flowers with 4-5 circles in each

Glue circles on top of each other and glue button on top

Place flowers on canvas and use pencil to draw stems on each

Cut leaves in a variety of colors and sizes and glue in place

Glue flowers onto canvas

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