Canvas Painting and Wire Name

The other day I was checking out one of the local gift stores and saw the most adorable wall decor. I didn't have my phone on me to take a photo and I searched all over the web for something similar with not luck. So I'll do my best to describe it.
It was a  piece of wood (about 4" X 4" and 1/4 inch thick) covered in green fabric with the word DREAM painted on it in lighter green. Then a flower made from wire was stuck to the front of it.
Sorry for the bad description. I will have to go back and take a photo so you know what I am talking about. Anyways it inspired me to make this.


I found cheap canvas at Walmart (2 for $7), bought some acrylic paints, and found some old wire in my Dads shed.

I wrote the name down on a piece of paper in the size that I wanted and then I tried my best to bend the wire along with the name on the paper. This was not as easy as I had planned and ended up being about an inch longer, but it still fit on the canvas so I was happy. I left about an inch of wire on each end to attach it to the canvas.


This was my first time painting on a stretched canvas, and my first time using acrylics so I was a little nervous about the outcome. I used various shades of pink for the background. After it dried I painted the flower. Once the flower dried I decided were I wanted my name to go and I used painters tape to paint my blue stripe across the canvas. After the blue stripe was dry I poked the ends of my wire through the canvas and then twisted them to keep the wire from falling out.


The name bowed out a little so I had to glue it to the canvas in a few spots.


I am actually very happy with the results. What do you think?


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