blank canvas (we used 12x12)
Michaels sells 12x12 in packs of 7 for $20. With my 50% off coupon, it was a CHEAP craft! Woot woot!
The hardest part was deciding the background color. Once the girls got over that hurdle, the fun began. I let them decide how many flowers and what size they wanted their flowers to be. The only advice I gave them was that the center of the flower didn't necessarily have to be in the center of the canvas. I think it looks more whimsical to have it off centered.
I love how different each one turned out. The girls' personalities really fit their art designs.
My son wanted to get in on the painting part, so I let him choose a color and paint my canvas. He chose Poppy Red. Double love.
1. Paint canvas with color of your choice. Personal opinion: the bright colors look best
2. Cut out petals out of regular weight paper (not cardstock)
3. When paint is dry, arrange petals.
4. Using sponge brush, "paint" bottoms of petals with Mod Podge to make sure they adhere as the MP dries.
5. Generously cover entire canvas with Mod Podge.
6. Enjoy your masterpiece!
*I am not affiliated with ModPodge. Just have a slight obsession!
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