i made art.

After reading this, I was inspired to create something similar. I finished the project Monday - it was even easier than I thought it would be!

I bought 16x20-inch canvases on sale in packs of two. I started with a base coat of acrylic paint in light green. If I wanted the background to be a bit more solid, I could have painted a second coat, but I like the way it looks.

I also bought a pack of coordinated scrapbook paper (it was easier for me than agonizing over my choices). I created a simple template of a flower petal, then traced it on the backside of the paper. I cut out eight petals for each flower (24 petals total).

I also bought small wooden circles and painted them black (though I think using large buttons would have been really cute, too). The stems are created from a solid piece of paper.

I added the quote to the top because I'm finding that I like being surrounded by words and phrases.

I haven't hung these yet, but I love how adorable they are! And so easy.


  1. those look great. I love the different color paper that you used for each pedal.

  2. Look what I did, http://klanteigne.blogspot.com/2008/06/weekend.html

  3. I just used black card stock. I now have a new post and in the center of those I used Gems. But they are very small flowers.

  4. came from rocks in my dryer...these are very cute!!!

    check out my canvas paintings at http://michigancutiepaints.blogspot.com


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