Pleated Poppy Canvas Art (copy cat)
Our dinning room is actually our playroom. Not ideal but it works.
Since it’s the first room you see when you enter our home I was sick of it looking like a playroom. I know, I know it is a playroom so of course it looks like a playroom. But I just hate seeing all that kid junk.
Last week my mom and I repainted the room and now I’m trying to put the room back together, (with a few less toys hopefully.)
I have always loved this canvas from Pleated Poppy. It reminds me of a vintage quilt but with a modern twist. And with all the colours in it, it’s perfect for a kids playroom.
I love how the original artist left the pencil lines on the canvas and left some of the ‘petals’ unpainted. Of course my husband looked at it and said, “do you plan on finishing it”. I knew he wouldn’t get it.
I first painted the whole canvas, including the sides, a light brownish-grey. I just combined some white, grey, and light brown paint together. Then went over the whole canvas with a wet brush, just to combine the paint so one area wasn’t lighter or darker than another area.
Once dry I grabbed a glass from the kitchen and measured it. It was 3.5″ in diameter so I divided that in half. Which gave me 1.75″. I made the grid with the lines going 1.75″ both vertically and horizontally.
Now it was time to trace the circles with the glass. It took me a second to figure out the pattern and I made a few mistakes at first. But once I figured out the pattern it only took a few minutes to finish.
While painting away I was thinking it would be a perfect project for a craft night with girlfriends. It took me about an 1.5 hours from start to finish, requires very little materials, and even a non artistic person can do this.