Welcome to the blog for our continuing "May Flowers" theme.
I chose Frida as my inspiration for my flower post.
Yes, Cinco de Mayo did influence that a bit.
Let's get going...
I started by colorizing my fabric flowers to match the bright "Frida" style and theme. I painted the flowers with diluted acrylic paint in red, yellow, pink, cobalt and turquoise.
Next, I gave a quick color wash to a canvas art board with the left over acrylic paint. Then, I added torn strips of hot pink tissue paper with Tacky glue. I added a bit of a white wash over the tissue just to make that drift to the back a bit.
I then grabbed a couple beautiful Sabor papers and fussy cut sacred heart images in two sizes and layered them down.
Then, I added a black & white image of Frida. I gave the whole canvas a bit of white splatter marks and then a border around the edges of black and white acrylic paint just to set it all off. I just used my finger to add the border paint. Finger painting is such fun and I honestly think it is the best way to achieve this look.
Finally, it was time to assemble my flowers, add a little bling to the center and then give them a home on the canvas.
Thanks so much for joining me today.
Make sure to check back everyday for the whole month to see the beautiful May flowers we are helping to usher in.
Have a very Frida Friday!
Canvas Art Board
Paints, Mists & Inks
Flowers & Florals
Embellishments for center of the flowers
Adhesives & Glues