It's Doable...Crafts, Food and Life:
Squash Blossom Babies:
The gals and I thought it would make a great Craft Night (aka 'Hanging Out in Our Pjs/Drinking Wine/Discussing Important Life Topics, Such as Christian Grey and Magic Mike/Stuffing Our Faces with Deliciousness While We, um, Make Something Crafty Night!') project. Here's what you need:
-a canvas (any size you want)
-scrapbook paper/toddler art/fabric - whatever you want to use for the petals
-foam brush to apply the MP
-spray paint (optional)
Some of the girls kept their canvases white, and some spray painted ahead of time (needs to be dry before you apply the design!). I opted to spray mine. I took my 16x20 canvas outside and used some Krylon Pebble spray paint on it. Wasn't sure just where I'd end up hanging it, and this is a nice neutral gray/beige-y color so I went with that.
Then I sketched out a pattern to use, just to have an idea...
Then I just started cutting out some petals - a mix of large and small ones. I had a bunch of scraps of scrapbook paper (ha!), so I just went with those. I cut a circle for the center and started laying them on the canvas (and didn't mod podge anything until I knew how it was going to turn out!)...
When you're satisfied with the design, use your foam brush to brush the Mod Podge on the back, lay it on the canvas, and brush again over it. That's it! When you're all finished, you'll want to brush over the entire canvas (even the plain sections) with Mod Podge, because even using matte finish, there's a slight sheen on the spaces around the petals. You can only see it at certain angles, but still. Gives it a nice, finished look.
|Ames in action, gettin' her mod podge on.|
Here's how mine turned out...