Monday, August 13, 2012

Modern Botanical Bloom Print

While perusing a recent issue of Family Circle magazine, I found this simple and fun art project.  This Modern Botanical Bloom Print was a cinch to make.  I like to have a little something unexpected in my decor, especially in such utilitarian places as the bathrooms and kitchen. With this project, adding a touch of whimsy to your room couldn't be easier.

Here's what you need to make this little botanical bloom print:

printed botanical picture
picture frame
glass from the frame
white paint pens (both fine and extra fine for more details)
colored paper or fabric for background
Begin by placing your botanical print on a flat surface. Next, line up the frame's glass over the print and start tracing the image directly onto the glass with your fine tip paint pen.   
Continue tracing until the details you want included are complete. (Yikes! Someone needs a manicure.) Allow to dry for 10-15 minutes. If there are finer details you want to highlight, use your extra fine paint pen to do so.  Keep in mind that this does not need to be a perfect match to the original.  Allow your print to dry completely. Note:  if there are words you want to include, you'll want to print the picture in a mirror image.
When your masterpiece is dry, place it in the frame with the painted side facing to the back. Put your piece of colored paper or fabric into the frame and then the backing. Turn it around and admire.  Ta-da!
This craft could be repeated for just about any genre of artwork.  Trace several different pictures and back them with vibrant colors for a whimsical wall arrangement. It's the perfect craft to make with all those thrifted picture frames you've got in your closet. ;-)

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64 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful idea! Love it!

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  2. what a great idea! Thanks for following me--I have followed back!

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  3. Following from Mom's Monday Mingle!

    Great idea

    Please stop by & say Hello, if you haven't already. (And follow back)

    Kristina
    http://www.yomichaelmichael.com

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  4. Super cute!! This is one of those "why didn't I think of that?" posts! hahaha. This is one of those crafts people like me, uncrafty, can do! Thanks for posting!

    Falen
    UpwardNotInward.blogspot.com

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  5. Love this!!! Turned out perfect! XO, Aimee

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  6. That is beautiful! What a fantastic idea. :) Megan

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  7. Well, what a thrifty nifty little sweet idea! I love this!
    Brenda

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  8. That is so pretty! Love this idea...you could do so much with it! Thanks for leaving a comment at Taking Time To Create and following. I'm making a note to follow you as soon as my computer lets me!

    Erin

    P.S. I used the olive oil trick on my fridge today, and it worked great!

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  9. Lovely idea and so easy!! Thanks for sharing and have a great night!
    Aledia

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  10. This is so pretty!!! I love the blue in the background.
    Thanks for linking up.
    XO
    Kristin

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  11. Not only are you a riot - but you've got some serious artistic skills! I'm all about the art of tracing!
    Off to search for my stash of frames that seem to multiply.
    Kelly

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  12. How cool! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project!
    Blessings,
    Carrie

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  13. I saw this project in FC, too, but wasn't sure if it would be easy to replicate. Thx for giving me the confidence to try it!!

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  14. wow, that is simple but beautiful!

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  15. I tore the page describing this craft out of the magazine and it's on my kitchen counter as a reminder to try it. I'm hoping to make a few of these to hang in a bathroom we are remodeling. Where did you find your botanical print?

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  16. That's a fantastic idea and could be adapted in so many ways! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Lovely project! Would be beautiful with a grouping of them on a wall too!

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  18. This is fantastic and SO simple! Great idea!

    Found you at Savvy Southern Style :)

    --Kelly

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  19. What an adorable DYI! I can think of so many great ways to use this. Love the detail on the flower!
    Your project would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party going on now! Come on over and join in!

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  20. Simple and pretty, perfect! Thanks for linking up.

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  21. That is so cool. And, yes, I do have a bunch of frames sitting in my closet :)
    I host a link party with two other bloggers. When you add a link it will show up on all three blogs. I would really love to have you add this to the hop: http://www.hideousdreadfulstinky.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-3.html

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  22. Thank you for sharing your charming project at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

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  23. This is really, really beautiful! It looks like it takes a lot of patience, so I'll be cranking out the coffee before I try this one. I love the simple look. Great job!

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  24. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. Definitely trying this one.

    Katie
    http://www.funhomethings.com

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  25. Fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial. I'll be pinning and trying this! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend!

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  26. Just beautiful. Great idea! I found you on Craft Junkie Too and I am a new follower.

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  27. Wow, what a fab idea! It looks beautiful, thanks for sharing the idea!

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  28. Just to let you know I featured your wonderful project today on homework. Stop by and grab a featured button. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  29. That turned out so nice! It's a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. this is so great! ive got to try it!

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  31. This is amazing!! I love it! I would have never thought of this ever!!! So creative. I am a new follower from Feature Friday. It would be great if you followed me back at http://lifeofblocks.blogspot.com/

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  32. Love it! It looks so sophisticated! Would love for you to link up to the Pomp Party!

    www.createcraftlove.com/2012/08/pomp-party-31.html

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  33. What a great piece of unique art! Would love for you to come visit my Get Social Sunday link party that's live and link up your homepage. You can promote your awesome blog!
    http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-social-sunday_18.html

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  34. Love this! Turned out lovely!

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  35. Oh my I am so loving this, especially the flower. I never would of thought of it. You can also do so much with it! Really very lovely. Very creative lady you are! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  36. So pretty and what a great impact Thanks for sharing at I Freakin did it Friday

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  37. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited! Please come by and link up any post(s) related to making your home a better space. I hope you'll join us for Making Space Mondays. Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

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  38. I am kind of in awe over this. What a neat idea. It looks incredible.

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  39. Love this idea! What a simple, but pretty piece of art! For sure trying this one! Thanks

    -Peggy

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  40. Thanks for visiting my blog, too, Nici! I'm now following you as well. You're awesome pic is my Craft of the Week!
    http://homemademodern.blogspot.com/2012/08/craft-of-week-paint-pen-artwork.html

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  41. That is beautiful! Love the idea and the color! :)

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  42. Thanks for sharing on my linky party. Have a fantastic week!

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  43. This is SO simple- but the results are stunning. That's my kind of project! I could see doing this with birds as well as botanicals too! If you have a minute, I'd love for you to link up to Sweet Sharing Monday - http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-19/

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  44. This looks amazing! I'm not a crafty person, but it looks so simple I might actually do this with my kids. I pinned it. Thanks for linking up with Making Space Mondays! I hope to see you again next week. -Tabitha

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  45. Such an amazing project. Who would have thought it would be so simple. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Congratulations! You've been featured on Handyman, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Please feel free to stop by the website and pick up your button!

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  47. Congratulations! You've been featured on Handyman, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Please feel free to stop by the website and pick up your button!

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  48. Congrats, Nici!! This project will be FEATURED this week. I love it and can't wait to try it myself. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  49. I love this idea...turned out great! Featuring you on Saturday!!! XO, Aimee

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  50. Hi Nici,
    I love this project. It is so pretty. I never thought of doing this on glass. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/tangerine-toner-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  51. I would love to schedule you in for a feature but I need link to my site added in to your post. Let me know if you add it in. Cheri.Peoples@live.com

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

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  52. Wow what a great idea!! Thanks for linking up at Keep Calm and Link Up this week! Hope to see your wonderful work again next week!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star
    Chasethestar.net

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  53. What a great little project! I love how its so simply yet still beautiful. Thanks for following, I'm following you back!
    xo,
    Michelle

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  54. I absolutely love this! I was just thinking about new projrcts for some of the extra frames I have scattered about. This is a gorgeous idea!

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  55. Homa Style is having a Simple Holiday Gift Idea Link Party.
    Your project is incredible and I believe it would be perfect as a holiday gift idea. Please join the link party at Homa Style.
    Here’s the link
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2012/10/31/simple-holiday-gift-ideas/
    Hope to see you there!

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  56. Thank you for joining Homa Style’s Simple Holiday Gift Idea Link Party. It’s hard to come up with new ideas for gifts and you helped with your print idea. Thanks! Mark you calendar for the No Red Holiday Decor Link Party on Nov. 28. Plus the 12 Days of Christmas link party December 1st ~ 12th. http://homastyle.com/

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  57. Excellent work!!!Thanks for sharing with us..
    I loved this!!

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  58. Okay, that's just too clever! I love this. The wheels in my brain are spinning now, as I try to think of how I can copy this idea. So glad you shared!

    Debbie

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