|This is on a 20x30 canvas with petals cut from the atlas with no regard for location...|
only concentrating on colors and shapes within each petal.
To start the custom gift for my parents, I bought a two-pack of smaller 16x20 canvases from Hobby Lobby during their 50% off sale...so that came to $4 for two or $2 for one. I used three coats of acrylic on the canvas: first burnt umber, then ebony, then a final coat with burnt umber.
Went to the trusty atlas and chose the map pages for Wisconsin and Florida
for their custom flower.
Starting with the center or "eye" of the flower, I punched out a 1-1/4" circle
from the map showing their location...
Nonetheless, I continued with my "personal meaning" approach to the flower rather than going for a more colorful flower.
In the end, as hard as I tried to keep my original layout intact, I lost a bit of the shape of it during the gluing process (why didn't I just look at the photo I had taken of the unglued layout? arrggghh), but I think mom was generally happy with her personalized map flower canvas.
Merry Christmas world!