Corn Kernel Agapanthus Canvas

Everything pops off this canvas made with popcorn kernels painted white! Adhesive caulking creates all the other elements including the Agapanthus floral stems.  Download the easy to follow, free template which will help you to reproduce the image.  The white color on Burnt Sienna results in a stunning contrast but choose any dark color that suits your taste.

Directions

step 1 -  Download the two template pages and tape them together.

step 1 -  Download the two template pages and tape them together.

step 2 -  Spray the entire canvas with Burnt Sienna paint.  Don’t forget the sides.

step 2 -  Spray the entire canvas with Burnt Sienna paint.  Don’t forget the sides.

step 3 - While the paint dries, slice through the lines of the template with a craft knife.  Poke holes in the circles.

step 3 - While the paint dries, slice through the lines of the template with a craft knife.  Poke holes in the circles.

step 4 -  Position the template on the canvas.  Using a chalk pencil, draw light lines in the slits and dots in the circles.  

step 4 -

 Position the template on the canvas.  Using a chalk pencil, draw light lines in the slits and dots in the circles.

 

step 5 - Remove the template to reveal the canvas design.  These markings will be your guide for applying caulking and corn kernels.

step 5 - Remove the template to reveal the canvas design.  These markings will be your guide for applying caulking and corn kernels.

step 6 - Place corn kernels in a disposable plastic container to keep them from flying around while you spray paint them white.  Let them dry thoroughly.  They will require more than one coat.  But don’t fuss over them too much because you can touch up the white paint later.

step 6 - Place corn kernels in a disposable plastic container to keep them from flying around while you spray paint them white.  Let them dry thoroughly.  They will require more than one coat.  But don’t fuss over them too much because you can touch up the white paint later.

step 7 - Do not cut the tip of the caulking container as suggested on the package.  Instead, pierce the tip with a sharp, thick needle or a nail.

step 7 - Do not cut the tip of the caulking container as suggested on the package.  Instead, pierce the tip with a sharp, thick needle or a nail.

step 8 - Follow the markings you created with chalk, covering the fine lines with caulking.

step 8 - Follow the markings you created with chalk, covering the fine lines with caulking.

step 9 - When all the fine lines are complete, cut the caulking container at the first mark on the tip.

step 9 - When all the fine lines are complete, cut the caulking container at the first mark on the tip.

step 10 - Create the two thick flower stems with the caulking.

step 10 - Create the two thick flower stems with the caulking.

step 11 - Attach a disposable cake decorating bag to a leaf tip.  You’ll find the simple steps on the back of the box the bags come in.  Cake decorating supplies should not be used with food after working with caulking.    

step 11 - Attach a disposable cake decorating bag to a leaf tip.  You’ll find the simple steps on the back of the box the bags come in.  Cake decorating supplies should not be used with food after working with caulking.  

 

step 14 - Squeeze the bag as you follow the markings for the leaves.  Don’t hesitate to overlap some.  Moving steadily across the canvas will produce relatively smooth leaves.  Moving very slowly will cause the leaves to lift, ripple, and create even more dimension.

step 14 - Squeeze the bag as you follow the markings for the leaves.  Don’t hesitate to overlap some.  Moving steadily across the canvas will produce relatively smooth leaves.  Moving very slowly will cause the leaves to lift, ripple, and create even more dimension.

step 12 - Fold the top half of the bag over into a cuff.  Put the cap back on the tip of the caulking tube then cut open the opposite end and slip it into the cuffed bag.  

step 12 - Fold the top half of the bag over into a cuff.  Put the cap back on the tip of the caulking tube then cut open the opposite end and slip it into the cuffed bag.

 

step 15 - Place small dots of glue on the marks you created for the blooms.  These give you a general outline of the flower.  More kernels are needed to complete the image. Add them working from the outline toward the center until you have the number of kernels that appeal to you.

step 15 - Place small dots of glue on the marks you created for the blooms.  These give you a general outline of the flower.  More kernels are needed to complete the image. Add them working from the outline toward the center until you have the number of kernels that appeal to you.

step 13 - Squeeze the contents of the tube into the bag.  Unfold the cuff and twist the end of the bag.

step 13 - Squeeze the contents of the tube into the bag.  Unfold the cuff and twist the end of the bag.

TIPS
Unintentional drops of caulking can be cleaned up easily with a wet Q-Tip.  Work gently to avoid removing the paint.

Use toothpicks or craft sticks to straighten misguided lines.  

Touch up kernels with a small brush and white paint as needed.

Touch up the canvas as necessary with a brush and Burnt Sienna Paint.


Supplies

At Michaels or JoAnns

  • 8” x 24” canvas
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • chalk pencil
  • scissors
  • Disposable cake decorating bags
  • Bag coupler and tip
  • tape
  • craft knife
  • needle
  • craft sticks
  • disposable plastic dish

At Lowe’s

  • White Adhesive Caulking

At Your Local Supermarket

  • popcorn kernels
  • toothpicks

Online At Testor’s

  •  Aztek airbrush
  • White gloss paint 4696
  • Burnt Sienna paint 4607

 


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