3D Botanical Mini Canvases

3D Botanical Mini Canvases by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

If you hit the canvas section of the craft store, you will find not only large and medium canvas in many sizes, you’ll even find little ones. They are ideal for small spaces or rooms like the kitchen or bathroom that don’t have a ton of wall space.

3D Botanical Mini Canvases by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

I used Craft Smart paint for this project. You will find it at Michaels with the other craft paints. The colors I used were Light Pink, Light Yellow, Light Green, Robin’s Egg Blue, White and their Matte Varnish for the final step.

3D Botanical Mini Canvases by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

I grabbed a package of 4-mini canvases, the 2″x4″ size.

3D Botanical Mini Canvases by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Draw your designs on the canvases uses a hot glue gun.

3D Botanical Mini Canvases by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Remove all the glue strings, using a toothpick or small pair of scissors for harder to reach areas.

Paint each canvas a different color, going completely over the glue design. Use a dry brush technique to add some White to the canvases, paying close attention to the raised glue designs. When everything has dried, apply a coat of matte varnish.

I originally made this project for Michaels Craft Store via DecoArt.

3D Botanical Mini Canvases by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

3D Botanical Mini Canvases

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3D Botanical Mini Canvases

What you need:

  • 1 package of 4 Artist’s Loft White Mini Canvas (2”x4”)
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Toothpick
  • Craft Smart Paint:
  • Light Pink
  • Light Yellow
  • Light Green
  • Robin’s Egg Blue
  • White
  • Matte Varnish

What you do:

  1. Draw your designs on the canvases uses a hot glue gun.
  2. Remove all the glue strings, using a toothpick or small pair of scissors for harder to reach areas.
  3. Paint each canvas a different color, going completely over the glue design: Light Yellow, Light Green, Light Pink, and Robin’s Egg Blue.
  4. Use a dry brush technique to add some White to the canvases, paying close attention to the raised glue designs.
  5. When everything has dried, apply a coat of matte varnish.
http://craftsbyamanda.com/2013/07/3d-botanical-mini-canvases.html

Comments

  1. Shawn B! says

    Was just thinking about trying this. I saw some 12 x 12’s done like this in a group of three at a dr’s office recently. They did all botanical designs, then painted over all in a metallic silver ! Loved it!

  2. says

    When the kids want to craft with, I let when stick rope onto the pattern using craft glue and then cover the canvas with paint and highlight the pattern with white by dry brushing.

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