Spring is here, so let’s celebrate with this pretty flower canvas project! It’s really easy to create, and will be a perfect touch of seasonal decor in your home. The best part is that it only requires a few basic supplies:
a blank canvas (mine were 8×10, but you can use any size)
Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers in your choice of colors
optional: Tombow MONO Twin Marker
Drawing a 3-petal flower
Before you start your canvas, you’ll want to practice sketching your basic flower. This three-petal one is very easy to draw. It doesn’t have to be perfect, in fact, each time you draw it, the flower will look a little different, just like in nature.
Once you draw the three petals, color them in and add a stem with leaves. Then, add any details you’d like.
I used the Tombow ABT PRO markers first of all because they are permanent, so they will stay on the canvas and not rub off. The other great thing about them is how easy they are to blend! Start by drawing/coloring with your lightest color, then add shading by going over certain areas with the same color again or with a different, slightly darker color.
It’s totally up to you how many flowers you draw on your canvas. A vertical canvas can even hold just one single large bloom, as shown above. Or, turn your canvas horizontally and make a field of flowers. I recommend sketching the position of your flowers lightly in pencil, then going back to create them with your markers. Vary the sizes and colors of the blooms, and add some leaves to fill in empty spaces. If you want your flowers to pop off the canvas a bit, you can outline them with a fine tip black permanent marker.
There’s no right or wrong way to create this project – just grab a canvas and fill it up with colorful blossoms! I think you’re going to love how it turns out. If you try it, I’d love to see; be sure to share your project photos in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so we can all be inspired. See you there!