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Reverse Canvas with Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy

April 26, 2017
Reverse Canvas Gerbera Daisy by Pavitra Chanchal

Hello Dear Friends

Welcome to ECD blog. Pavitra here and today I have a reversed canvas beautifully adorned with Gerbera Daisies from Susan’s Garden.

Daisies symbolize cheerfulness and this canvas will brighten up my home’s wall perfectly. It’s so easy to create realistic looking flowers with Susan’s Garden flower dies. You can find out the complete range here.

Here is how I created my canvas –

  • Start with a stretched canvas measuring 5″ x 9″.
  • Remove the staples and cut away the canvas to reveal the wooden stretchers. Add a bit of glue here and there under the edges of the canvas so they won’t come loose.

Reverse Canvas Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy 1

  • Apply a thin coat of white gesso on the entire surface (both the wood and the back of the canvas that shows within the frame formed by the stretchers. Leave it to dry.
  • Add pattern and texture to the canvas with White Sand Texture Paste and the Stage it Stencil – Paisley. Leave it to dry.

Reverse Canvas Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy 2

  • Cut 2″ x 9″ patterned paper strips. Roughly tear the edges and paste on the sides of the canvas as shown in the photo.
  • Ink the outer edges of the canvas with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Reverse Canvas Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy 3

  • Die cut White Soft Finish Cardstock with GN Gerbera Daisy die and sponge with Distress Inks to shade the leaves and all of the layers for the flowers.
  • Shape the flowers (3 full daisies, 2 buds) and leaves using Susan’s Garden tools, embossing pad and leaf pad. Assemble the flowers. Add Prills to the centers of the full daisies.

Reverse Canvas Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy 4

  • Arrange and adhere the flowers and leaves as shown.
  • Wrap twine around the canvas and tie a bow.

Reverse Canvas Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy 5

Reverse Canvas Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy 6

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you liked this canvas and will make one yourself. Don’t forget to visit ECD Store for all your craft needs. See you soon!

SUPPLIES

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy

Stage it Stencil – Paisley

Soft Finish Cardstock

Prills

Beacon Kids Choice Glue

Susan’s Garden Tool Kit

Leaf Pad

Embossing Pad

Other –

Stretched canvas

Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feather

ColorBox Pigment Ink in Pink Peony, Berrilicious

Twine

White Gesso

Texture Paste in White Sand

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  • Patricia Howarth April 27, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Hi Pavitra, This creation is a beautiful piece of home decor that anyone would be grateful to be given. I’m loving your close up shots of the flower heads, they are positively stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  • jeanette horner April 26, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Very creative !! Love what you did. Just got the gerber dasisy, and will have to try this. Thank you for a great idea

  • Raquel April 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Great idea, thanks for sharing.

  • Kathleen Adams April 26, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I love this! I just ordered the “Gerbera Daisy” and can’t wait to use it. I just might try this. Thank you Pavitra!

  • nicole robinson April 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

    This is beautiful! Great inspiration!!

  • KarenH, TX April 26, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Such a spendid art piece. Never thought of turning the canvas around. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  • Arlene McClung April 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Incredible work. I am not that patient, but the results are beyond compare.