Thursday, March 15, 2012

Floral Prints

This is a project inspired by Better Homes and Garden.  I saw their cover and new instantly that I would have to make this project for our dining room!

What you'll need:
  • Cold press paper
  • Spray paint in 6 colors
  • 6 different kinds of silk flowers (or the same could be cool!)
  • Frisket (it's like rubber cement; ours was called "Misket")
  • and frames

This is such a simple project with such great results!  First, brush on the frisket around the edges of your cold press paper.  You'll want to be sure to use a think coating to ensure the edges are covered and to also allow you to peel it off easier once  you're done painting.

Once the frisket is dry, put your paper in a well ventilated area and place one of the silk flowers on top.

Then, spray the paper with the color of your choice.  I found that the best method was to hold the can 10-16 inches above the paper and spray directly down in short bursts.  Once you're satisfied with the coverage of your paint, carefully remove the flowers to reveal your print!

When the spray paint dries, you can peel or smudge off the frisket.  An eraser works really well to get the extra little bits.

Frame your prints, hang them up, and admire your work!  (Honestly, hanging these was the hardest part of the project!  I still have one left to hang... but here's a preview)


  1. This is a great idea. I love all of them. Thanks for sharing

  2. Super sweet tutorial!
    I have to try this out! :)

    Stop by sometime, Natalie xo

  3. What a fabulous idea! I am totally admiring this and thinking this project would be great to add a gallery wall to our dining area. Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

  4. These are so beautiful! Once I get the chance I would love to do something like this!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  5. omg these are so simple yet beautiful!!! i have never thought about this type of art!


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