My friend, Alice Grey wanted to create something FAB for a baby shower she was hosting. She brought me the invitation, napkins, plates, and other inspiration she had amassed for the shower and we created a fun little canvas motif inspired from the decor.
You can totally make this canvas at home-- the colors could be switched up from primaries to softer pastel- baby colors. I think it will end up being the perfect little creation to last a child in their room for a number of years...
First, go to your nearest craft store and grab a canvas based off of your specific dimensions. This painting is great because it will look good small (probably no smaller than 16 x 20 inches) or on a large scale. While you're there, grab your color choices in craft paint (go for the cheap 99 cent bottles of paint, not the more $$$ acrylic paint.) If you need brushes, pick them up too.
Once home, spread out some newspaper, put your unwrapped canvas down, and start making little circles with your brush and the paint. I like to make my circles by swirling the brush from the center outwards-- that way you can 'grow' them or leave them smaller. Remember: for this painting, circle size variation is key.
Canvas (you choose size according to the space)
Paint (whatever color palette your little heart desires)
Hot Glue Sticks
Hot Glue Gun
Want to speed up drying time? Get out your trusty hair dryer and zap that canvas till its dry (just run your hand gently over it.)
After we were done draping our twine, I grabbed a painted 'junk' canvas (we have a lot of these at the studio...) and cut out triangular pizza shaped flags. Once you're happy with the size, just put down the original flag on top of your canvas/fiber/funky paper to use as a template to re-created the same size flag. Make enough of these triangles to fit on your twine/string/cord.
I can't wait to see what you create... Please email them my way (and, if you need a little help, email me your ???s)