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Fabric & Fine Art DIY: Sweet As Honey

March 18, 2014

Fabric & Fine Art DIY: Sweet As Honey Design on Beautiful Hello Blog

This post makes my heart happy on so many levels  One: Bonnie Forkner of Going Home To Roost has created the MOST charming and beautiful new line of fabric, Sweet As Honey, and, Two: we get to paint-by-number (and it looks totally legit and, yes, it is still so much fun!)

You know that bare wall in your home?  You know the one…  it needs something lovely and meaningful: a little pop of color and a dash of fine art charm.  And there is nothing more wonderful than creating something with your own hands.  So, let’s do both!  …and lets make it easy.

The beautiful thing about this DIY is that you really don’t need a lot of artistic skill.  Bonnie has designed such lovely fabrics they are like fine art on their own!  We are just adding texture and depth with a few well placed brush strokes.  Super simple.

Fabric & Fine Art DIY: Sweet As Honey Design on Beautiful Hello Blog


– Sweet As Honey fabric (or another design of your choosing – larger patterns work well, as does a variety of color)
– basic stretched canvas (I used 8×10)
– stapes
– acrylic medium (seals fabric and dries totally clear)
– paint (I used oil, you could use acrylic as well)
– brushes


1: format the fabric on the canvas – pay attention to the composition

2: stapes, stretch, staple, stretch.  Work top to bottom, side to side. Apply a little strong glue when needed.

3: seal with acrylic medium and allow it to dry.

4: Paint!  Add texture and don’t worry about covering the entire canvas.  Think of the paint more as a highlight or focal point.  You are essentially “painting by number” so mix your colors carefully!

5: Enjoy forever!

And while you’re at it, check out these other amazing DIY ideas in this blog-hop featuring Sweet As Honey fabric, including this beautiful quilted pillow by Golden Willow Quilts.
Tomorrow my girl Melissa of Lulu the Baker will be sharing her own Sweet As Honey DIY!

Fabric & Fine Art DIY: Sweet As Honey Design on Beautiful Hello Blog


Follow Bonnie and Going Home To Roost on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more inspiration and to keep up with all of the creative adventures!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2014 11:20 am

    Such a brilliant idea — and I love that it’s little bit more “mixed media art” than paint-by-numbers, though! Now, to go find some fabric!

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  2. March 18, 2014 3:18 pm

    Fantastic idea! So pretty!


  3. March 18, 2014 4:18 pm

    What a lovely mixed media piece!


  4. March 18, 2014 6:11 pm

    So pretty. This might be my favorite one on the tour yet as it is outside of my own comfort zone and the end result is beautiful!


  5. March 18, 2014 7:48 pm

    What a fantastic idea. I love this!


  6. March 20, 2014 12:24 pm

    Reblogged this on Bad Blog.


  7. March 21, 2014 4:09 pm

    What a beautiful and FUN DIY!! Thanks for posting!


  8. Becca | In My Humble Opinion permalink
    March 22, 2014 6:17 pm



  9. March 23, 2014 5:52 am

    Great Idea!


  10. March 24, 2014 9:16 pm

    I LOVE THOSE COLORS. And this idea in general! But the colors, especially with the paint–ahh, it just screams spring happiness!


  11. Sue Bennett permalink
    March 25, 2014 8:32 am

    That is beautiful.


  12. April 6, 2014 7:32 pm

    What a gorgeous idea…..I love it!!!


  13. June 12, 2014 12:54 am

    Beautiful Art



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