Reverse Canvas with Carstock embellishement
- Wrapped canvas (wood frame) for reverse canvas
- Wood stain or polyurathane stain to finish the wood frame
- Stapler to reassemble the canvas
- Sharp blade or scissors to cut the canvas
- Cricut Explore or similar cutting machine
- 2-3 sheets yellow cardstock
- 1-2 sheets green cardstock
- 1 sheet beige cardstock
- scrap of chipboard or cardboard
- 1 sheet chipboard for backing support (optional)
- hole punch
NOTE: The file containing the seed pod is distorted in the svg file. This is a commercial product, and I can't include the .svg file.
You can download it at https://designbundles.net/after-ten-graphics/31630-dandelions-abstract for $3. Replace the distorted object with your purchased svg.
- Prepare a reverse canvas: Remove the canvas from the frame. Finish the frame. Cut the canvas to fit the back.
- Download the svg quote and flowers files. Files:
The svg file for the quote part of the dandelion inspiration reverse canvas. Note: You will need to replace the seed pod with a purchased one due to licensing restrictions.
The one I used is found here: https://designbundles.net/after-ten-graphics/31630-dandelions-abstract
- In Design Space: Resize to fit your canvas! I used a 9.5 inch max width/height to fit a 12 inch reverse canvas
- Flowers: ungroup.
- Attach the numbers to the respective flower layers.
Words/seed-pod: weld everything together.
YOU MAY NEED TO SLICE OUT some of the cutout spaces in the smaller letters. Use a circle shape and resize/reshape to do this.
- MIRROR the iron-on/HTV before cutting
- Check your cut settings. Rearrange on the cutting canvas to save space (optional, saves paper)
- Cut 3 flowers/leaf sets
- With a hole punch make 21 circles from cardboard/chipboard to use as spacers between blossom layers
- Glue the layers together in number order, numbers face down, with the hole-punch circles between them. Fluff out after the glue dries
- Curl and glue the stamens to the yellow circle. Glue to top of flower
- Slightly bend the leaves lengthwise. You can draw veins if you like. Optional. (I did not)
- Plan your layout and iron on the mirror printed HTV
- Re-assemble the canvas, stapling on the back and optionally (but recommended) placing a chipboard support at the back.
- Glue on the flowers and leaves as you like
- Add a hanger, place on your wall, and be inspired.
Notes: the font used is Hey Alice (available from https://fontbundles.net/theinkaffair/42923-hey-alice-font-duo )
The original idea and plans for this dandelion were in the instructibles article by Creativeman found here: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Paper-Dandelions/ (check out his posts -- amazing projects)