It's time for the April Supply of the Month Challenge, and we're starting with a blank canvas - literally! These 4"x4" mini canvases were the chosen supply for the monthly craft challenge with Oriental Trading. I thought they would be just the perfect size to prop on a desk or nightstand with a little easel. I decorated mine with a monogram and pretty floral art, to make a pretty piece of personalized art that would make a nice Mother's Day or birthday gift.
This project is particularly fun because it involves coloring - check it out!
These canvases use a supply that you probably don't craft with every day - floral rub-ons! I recently discovered these and am now using them to embellish whatever I can. There is something addictive about rubbing them with a popsicle stick and seeing them transfer onto just about any surface you want. ;) I also used them to decorate these floral bird vases for my spring mantel!
The canvases come to life once the floral designs are colored in with bright Sharpie markers. I displayed them on mini easels that I painted a bright color.
In addition to being great gifts, these would also make for pretty table numbers at a wedding or shower. Just use numbers instead of initials.
Head to Oriental Trading's blog for the full tutorial and don't miss these other fun ideas for using mini canvases from my fellow participants in the Supply of the Month Challenge: