{Handmade} Flower Power!

April 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

SO WOW! Are you ready for a gorgeous piece of art from Clare Buswell?

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Take a 12×12 sheet of Cloudburst Core, fill a spray bottle with 1 part glycerin to 16 parts water, shake and spray the sheet of Core on both sides, rubbing the surface gently with your fingertips. Scrunch the sheet up into a ball, flatten out and spray and scrunch again. Flatten out and leave to dry. The glycerin and water mix makes the cardstock more flexible and will be easier to work with when covering the canvas.

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Cover the 6×6 canvas with a layer of Mod Podge and cover with the sheet of flexible Core, brush with another layer of Mod Podge, trim excess cardstock and leave to dry. Using acrylic paints paint the lower half of the canvas green and the top half blue, blend the colors in the middle. Add some highlights of white acrylic paint to the sky with a dry brush and blend.
Spray sheets of Core Buttercup, Meadow and Emerald with the water and glycerin mix and set aside to dry. Die cut four daffodils from Buttercup Core, sand tips of petals with Sand-It Gadget and assemble. Use blending chalk to color the centers of the daffodils. Adhere daffodils to canvas with a strong adhesive. Roll four strips of Meadow Core into tight tubes to make the stems and adhere to canvas. For the foliage, cut a selection of long narrow leaf shapes from Meadow and Emerald Core and sand with Sand-It Gadget. Arrange foliage on canvas and adhere to create a layered effect.

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Paint simple daffodil shapes in background using acrylic paint. Add gingham ribbon and bow, to finish.

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Supplies:
Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock – Buttercup, Meadow, Emerald, Cloudburst; Sand-It Gadget; Dust Buddy.
Other: 6×6 Box Canvas, Mod Podge, acrylic paints, blending chalks, green and white gingham ribbon, glycerin, spray bottle, Sizzix Thinlits Daffodil Die, Big Shot.

Comments

13 Responses to “{Handmade} Flower Power!”
  1. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW wow WOW

    Your canvas is GORGEOUS Clare – LOVE IT ALL!!!

  2. WOW WOW WOW Clare this is just gorgeous!

  3. Kate Nolan-Denham says:

    Amazing flowered canvas, Clare!!

  4. Linda Storey says:

    STUNNING Clare, just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing the details on how you made your canvas!

  5. Trine says:

    That is just fantastic! Awesome idea and amazing work

  6. Beneta says:

    Simply lovely. What a great canvass and thank you so much for the tutorial.

  7. Tona says:

    Amazing project! Those daffodils look so real.

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