Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Painted Dogwood Quilting Canvas

I happened to find myself on The Pleated Poppy a couple of weeks ago and saw a super cool painted canvas.  It was so simple to re-create.

If you follow me on Instagram, you have already gotten a peak at this project.  

First, I painted a 22" x 28" canvas all over.  I used blue, white and gray acrylic paint and just kind of dabbed my sponge brush in all three colors and mixed them on the canvas.  

diy painted canvas dogwood quilt pattern

Once the canvas is dry, I measure the diameter of a plastic cup.  (I believe it was 28cm.) I divided that number in half (half of 28 is 14) and used a pencil to draw lines 14cm apart. This is done vertically and horizontally to make a grid.
Once my grid was complete, I used my cup to trace circles to create the dogwood quilting pattern.

diy painted canvas dogwood quilting pattern

When I finally finished drawing all of the circles, I was able to move on to the fun part, painting.  Using a small paint brush. I started with red because I knew I wanted it to be a dominate color on the canvas.  I purposely painted all of the petals as randomly as my brain would allow.  

diy painted dogwood quilt

Here's what it looks like all finished and up close. You can still see the pencil lines from the grid which I think is really interesting.  You could probably erase them from your canvas if you wanted.

diy tutorial painted canvas dogwood

And here it is displayed on my DIY Floating Shelves.

dogwood quilt canvas diy floating shelves

I liked this so much that I made a cotton twill pillow cover very similar.  I used a silver sharpie for the grid lines and a martini glass to make it a larger print.

diy dogwood quilt pillow painted

I love that you can change the look of this by using a different sized round object to create a larger or smaller dogwood pattern.


Check out my Canvas Obsession board on Pinterest.


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18 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this! Awesome work!

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  2. So cool! I also love your sunburst mirror featured on pig and dac! Make sure to visit my blog tomorrow for my new link up.. Thrifty Thursday!
    www.blogspot.com.mywaytofitandfab

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  3. I'm loving all the colors in this. You did a great job, so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue.

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  4. You must have a lot of patience I bet that took ages to paint inside the lines! It makes such a statement though with those bright colours :) Great job!

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  5. Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE! Gorgeous! You did an amazing job :)

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  6. Oh my gosh! Thanks for doing this without a store bough/ cricut made stencil. Im thrilled I can actually recreate this one! I found you through just a girl blog. Im following you through your social media and am leaving an open invitation to follow back. Xo.

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  7. Oh, that turned out wonderful! thank you so much for sharing it with us at TTF this week! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Oh my! That is gorgeous, though it looks like a LOT of work. What a great match with your pillow!
    You are awesome, girl!
    :)
    xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  9. What a creative idea! Thank you for sharing it with us! Pinned to the party board.
    Marti

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  10. This is adorable!!! My stepmom quilts and this would be a perfect gift for her. Thanks for sharing it.

    I hopped over from Winthrop Chronicles' link up. So glad I did!!

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  11. Oh this is lovely!!! What a clever idea, I def need to try this!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Shop 3 Twenty Crafts Today♥
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  12. That turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party. Theresa

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  13. Thanks so much for linking up your awesome project to Take-A-_Look Tuesday - and look, I pinned and featured it today!
    --Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  14. Oh how cute! I love how this adds such a punch of personality to the room! Thanks so much for sharing this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

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  15. Loving how you made these, especially the pillow. :)

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