This is a 5 x 7 panel canvas, using the Graphic 45 Secret Garden 6 x 6 paper pack. I love the dimension of this piece and how it all just seems to flow together. I know my Mom will appreciate it very much, she is definitely my biggest fan :)
My starting point was drawing a template for the flower petals. The size of the petals is approximately 1 5/8 height by 1 inch width at the largest point. I took the template and transferred the outline onto the paper in the paper pack. I cut 5 leaves out of each design. I didn't quite use all the designs but the majority of them.
I also used a couple of different papers just to get some more dimension into the petals. I used papers from the following paper lines:
Background and and some petals (this paper has wonderful texture)
Dark denim blue petals
Next I applied the Lost and Found paper by My Minds Eye to the front of the canvas. I distressed the edges of the paper and inked it up with Frayed Burlap before applying it to the canvas with Modge Podge. I let that dry for about an hour.
Next I applied a small circle (about 2 inches) of sticky back cork to the center of the canvas.
Starting from the outside and working in I applied each petal to the canvas. The outside row of petals were about 1 inch apart and on the next row I reduced this by about 1/4 inch and continued reducing the distance working my way to the center. To help the petals stick to the canvas I bent the bottom of the petal so it lay flat against the canvas. I used Tombow mono to apply the flowers. Once I had created my flower I let it sit for about an hour to let the petals get a good grip.
Next I applied a piece of peach dyed twine around the outside of the edge of the cork to finish it off.
Lastly I glued a Prima Trinket Bottle cap to the center of the flower and finished it off with a image button I purchased on Etsy.
In order to have an area for writing I cut two pieces of paper from the Graphic 45 paper pack and glued them to the back of the canvas.