Daisy Canvas Collage Tutorial
I find it important to make time to create, just for fun...or therapy...or creative exercise. It's good for me and good for you too! So, last night, I had nothing pressing, a gentle rain was falling, the windows were open, and I sat at my table to create. It was relaxing.
You know I really like to collage. It combines some of the things that I love about designing and crafting: color, painting, layering, doodling, and tearing paper.
Here is what you need to make this project. But, you know you should substitute materials and colors if you want, to make it your own.
- four 6"x6" canvases
- acrylic paint: sky blue, turquoise blue, turquoise green, white, lime green
- Fiskars punches: XL oopsie daisy, XL cloud
- Fiskars deckle Tear edger
- Scrapbook paper: assorted green prints, 2 deep pink prints, brown print, aqua print
- small piece of bubble wrap, about 4" x 6"
- Mod Podge for paper
- paintbrushes: large flat, small round
- scraps of 140 lb watercolor paper
- 6 Pop Dots
- white craft glue
- small buttons: 6 turquoise, 1 lime green
- fine point marker: black
Brush on to the canvas. Try to just apply the paint, not brush back and forth on it. This will give you visible striations of color.
Do all four canvases and let them dry. Arrange them in the way you want them to be in your design.
I love layered backgrounds on my collage. Clouds will be one layer. Using the cloud punch, make two strips of punched out clouds. Tape them together. Use this as a stencil. Save the punched out clouds for another project.
On your palette, pour out white and sky blue. I did not want the clouds to stand out too much, so I added blue to the white. Dip your damp (not wet) sponge into both colors. Dab on the palette to mix the colors on the sponge.
Dap the sponge over the stencil to print clouds wherever you want them.
Tear strips of green paper about 1" wide. I had three greens. Tear the strips into 1" square pieces.
Brush Mod Podge on canvas at bottom, Place paper squares over wet glue. Smooth with fingers.
Print randomly on left and right sides of canvases. The dots are another layer.
Also tear one 12" x 1" strip of aqua paper. Cut it in half and Mod Podge it to the left sides of canvases....about an inch from the left edge.
Put a dot of lime green paint where you want to build your three flowers. Brush lime green paint on the very edge of the tearing tool. Print a starburst of 12 spokes.
Make a starburst around each dot.
Using the daisy punch, punch out a total of 11 daisies, using both pink papers.
Wrap each petal around the skinny end of round brush. This makes the daisies dimensional.
Assemble daisies in vase with pop dots between layers. Use white glue to attach buttons as centers. Use the round bush and lime green paint to make stems on daisies that go down into the vase.
Mod Podge 5 remaining punched daisies on strip of aqua paper on left side. Glue on button centers.
Use marker to doodle a bit on your canvases. Small spirals at ends of starbursts.....
...squiggly lines around clouds, paper strips, daisies, up the daisy stems, the vase...wherever you want to add accents.
If you use the thick canvases like I did, they can sit on a shelf or hang on the wall.
Find some time for a creative night to yourself. It is relaxing and fulfilling.
Take your Vitamin C!
Posted by Kim at 2:06 PM