I’m so excited to be guest posting for Ashley today. She’s one of my very favorite bloggers, and visiting her blog always puts a smile on my face : )
Today I’d like to share with you an update on vintage botanical prints.
Botanical prints are classic and beautiful, but can sometimes feel a bit dated. This idea I saw in Family Circle magazine is a super easy way to put a modern spin on those old-fashioned flowers.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Picture frame with glass
-Printout of botanical, resized if necessary.
(There are many free versions available online; I used vintageprintable.com)
-White fine tip paint pen
-Solid paper for frame in color of choice
Start by placing the glass from your frame over the botanical print on a hard, flat surface. I taped mine down to make sure it wouldn’t slide around.
Trace the outline of your botanical onto the glass with a fine tip white paint pen. You can trace the entire print or choose only certain parts to include for a more minimalist look.
Once your basic outline is done, go back and fill in the small details of your print. Precision isn’t necessary… Use the same technique, but don’t worry about matching the print exactly.
Let the paint dry completely, about 30 minutes, then remove the tape and your botanical print from the glass.
Place your picture frame face down on a flat surface, and gently set your glass into the frame with the painted side up. Put your solid color paper on top of the glass and then secure the frame’s backing.
I displayed my botanical art on a shelf in our bathroom. I love the white flower against the colorful backdrop. It gives the botanical such a fresh and playful look!
I’ve had a blast showing you this tutorial today. A big thanks to Ashley for the opportunity to share it with you all!
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