By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
Make a cheery piece of wall art to brighten up your home.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Mason Jar PDF
- Darice Studio 71 Traditional Canvas 8 x 10 in.
- Walnut Hollow Transfer Paper 12 x 24 in. Graphite
- Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint by Delta 2 oz. #2012 Turquoise
- Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint by Delta 2 oz. #2505 White
- Royal Crafter’s Choice Brush Bulk Gold Taklon Wash 3/4″
- Royal Crafter’s Choice Brush Gold Taklon Round Set 201
- Felt squares, various colors
- Felt square, green
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
To begin, print Mason Jar PDF. Paint the front of your canvas with the turquoise paint. Let dry.
While the canvas is drying, begin working on your flowers. Cut circles out of various shades of felt. Cut the circles into spiral shapes, leaving a small circle of felt at the very center. Begin rolling the spirals of felt from the pointed end on the outside, towards the middle, tacking with hot glue as you roll to secure the flower. When you reach the circle in the center, fold it onto the back of the rolled flower, and use hot glue to adhere it. Make as many flowers as you like, in various sizes.
Using your large, flat brush, lightly dry brush some white paint around the edges of you canvas to give it a distressed look. Let dry.
To make daisy-like flowers, cut narrow strips of felt, and cut fringe along one edge. Roll the strip up, gluing as you roll, until you get to the end of the strip. Glue end to secure.
Use the printed jar picture to help you decide how many flowers to make, and how to arrange them, while your canvas is drying. Cut green leaves to help fill in your arrangement.
Place your tracing paper onto the canvas, and place the jar graphic you’ve chosen to transfer on top. Make sure your jar is positioned close enough to the bottom of the canvas to give you room for your flowers on top, don’t place it directly in the center of the canvas. Trace the jar graphic with your pencil, pressing somewhat firmly.
Once your image is transferred, use one of your small round brushes to begin painting your jar with the white acrylic paint. Don’t worry about making your lines too perfect; a little thick and thin to the lines gives it a nice finished quality. Let dry completely before gluing on your flowers.
Use your hot glue to adhere the flowers to the top of your jar, and you’re done!