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.
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.
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.
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.
And here it is displayed on my 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.
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.
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