Have you ever seen a painting of a flower that was so realistic you felt like you could just reach out and touch it? Well, with this 3D painting, you can.
Using a glass of water to prop up a stretched canvas while holding a flower stem, you can create a work of art in which the flower pops out of the painting. Now, that’s what I call pop art.
What you’ll need:
Glass or bottle
Flower with stem
1. Start with a blank stretched canvas. I bought mine at the 99 Cents Only store. Using acrylic paint, draw a vase of any shape, some leaves and a short stem. The vase and leaves should take up a little more than half the canvas.
2. At the top of the painted stem, cut twoshort crisscrossed slits with a hobby knife to create an opening for the real flower’s stem.
3. Insert a floral stem through the hole you’ve cut.
4. Behind the canvas, place a drinking glass or a glass bottle filled with water Insert the floral stem into the water. Lean the canvas against the glass, which acts as an easel.
Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at jonathanfongstyle.com.