Made By Me Mondays #10: Flower Art!

OK so I got a little impatient this week and I posted a tutorial about my DIY Ombre Spoons on Friday. I couldn’t wait! I love them so much πŸ™‚
I have another project to share with you today that I love just as much though! Check out the new art that I made for my bathroom!
I had made this art and it was taking me a while to get it up on the walls but then I came home and my sweet hubby hung it up for me as a surprise! And in true “Lauren” fashion, it took me FOREVER to notice it! Haha! I never catch on to the important things quickly…
Anyways, on to the tutorial!
Here are the supplies you need for this project:
     1) Hot Glue (This is used for the borders of the petals. I tried to use Elmer’s Glue first but there were a few things wrong with it. It kinda expanded into the borders of the other petals around it and made it look like a big blob and it also dried flat. We want the glue to act like a “fence” around the color of your petals so don’t use Elmer’s glue!!)
     2) 3 canvases (whatever size you want)
     3) White Paint
     4) Colored paint (I chose purple!)
     5) Paint Brush
Step 1)
     Plug in your hot glue gun and make the center of your flower on one of the sides of one canvas. Then do all the leaves fanning out from it. Only do a border for your leaves so that you can fill them in with paint later!
Step 2)
     Paint all three canvases a VERY light shade of the color that you chose. This will serve as the background color of your painting and it will also be the color of a few of your petals. Make sure to paint all the way up to the edge of your petals!
Step 3)
     After your background paint dries, start darkening your paint little by little. Every step you take towards a darker color, paint a few random leaves here and there.
Step 4)
     Once all of your petals are filled in and the paint is dry, go over the hot glue parts with white paint to make the petals pop!
There you have it!

Here are some more pictures:
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