DIY Abstract Floral Prints

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Make your own abstract floral wall art with these 3 methods.

When people ask me what my style is I always say its all over the place. The thing is, I like different styles for different occasions.

I made these prints the other night for fun. But in many ways, it really captures everything I like, a little bit modern, a little bit vintage, wholesome in its simplicity.

There are many different ways you can turn these images into beautiful wall art depending on the level of effort you want to put in.

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    Printing Wall Art

    The easiest way is obviously to just print them. I would even consider printing this professionally. It’s certainly cheaper than buying a print ready made.

    Another neat easy way to turn this into wall art is to do foil printing at home. I have a tutorial on how to do foil printing at home with any type of home printer.

    HTV on Canvas

    The second easiest way to iron on the design. This works well for more intricate designs where there’s a bunch of little pieces.

    I use my Cricut cutting machine to cut the heat transfer vinyl, then weed the design and simply iron it on. Check out my article on which Cricut machine is ideal for beginners if you are interested in getting one.

    I painted the background of this canvas first with acrylic chalk paint. After it dried, I just heat pressed the design on. This is the set of HTV I used for this project.

    The only thing to watch out for here is the acrylic paint coming off in the heat press step. I placed a piece of parchment (wax paper works too) on top of the design to make sure this doesn’t happen.

    Stencil on Canvas

    The last method which probably requires the most work is stenciling on the design. All in all, it really didn’t take that much effort and I thought this turned out the best. It looks like I actually had some painting skills!

    First, start with a blank canvas board. I bought a set from Amazon and it was super affordable.

    I like the look of metallic on matte so I started with a layer of the metallic acrylic paint. I love the Folkart acrylic metallic series. They are super easy to use and if you mess up, it’s not a big deal to clean up.

    It took a couple of hours for this layer to dry. You may want to do a double layer but it’s not as important for the design paint layer to do multiple coats.

    Then place the vinyl design on top of the painted surface.

    Paint over this with your background color paint. I used colors from the Folkart chalk paint series which is just as great as the metallic series. The chalk paint has a super matte finish and contrasted nicely with the metallic paint used on the design part.

    I would highly recommend peeling off the vinyl while the paint is still wet. Acrylic paint can get a little rubbery and chunks will peel off if you wait too long. I used some tweezers to do this.

    The stenciled pieces in my opinion turned out the best. It really wasn’t that much more effort.

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