Don’t you love when canvas is 70% off? I know I do! It makes me feel less like I’m totally ruining something expensive and more artistic license to do whatever I feel like doing without worrying. I bought 4 mini canvases, about 4x4 inches each with no real plan of what to do with them at the time.
I decided to paint some acrylic butterflies and give them to my friend for Christmas <3
I went for a really fun and whimsical look. Starting with my basic color mixed in with a metallic pearl paint, I swirled the brush to get the flowing background.
I picked a darker hue of the same color and painted the four butterflies.
I then embellished with stickles and gems.
And a swipe of black enamel for the body and antennae to finish.
I like to buy mini canvases because I don’t feel like I’m wasting my money and it really gives me the freedom to be creative and whimsical. I really like the imperfect, almost child-like look these had, and I hope my friend enjoys them too!