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Petaloo Blooming Collage

Day 3 of May Arts / Petaloo Blog Week!

Petaloo Blooming Collage


I was thrilled when I learned about the May Arts & Petaloo blog week! Petaloo flowers look and feel wonderful and make it so easy to be inspired. I created a 6 x 6 canvas covered with vintage dictionary papers and embellished with Petaloo blossoms and May Arts ribbons. Here’s what you need to make your own:





May Arts Ribbons:

  • Vintage Dictionary Pages
  • Feather paper from the 7 Gypsies Conservatory Collection
  • 5” Chipboard Die Cut Label
  • Collage Pauge {available at Joann’s}
  • Foam Tape
  • Rhinestone Brads
  • 6 x 6 Stretched Canvas
  • Brown Ink Pad



The first step in the project is to create a background.   Simply tear out a couple of vintage dictionary pages, coat the backs with an even layer of Collage Pauge and wrap the front and sides of the canvas. {Fold the papers neatly to the back of the canvas and trim off any excess} Burnish down the paper to remove any air bubbles, then immediately add a coat of Collage Pauge over the top. Set aside to dry.



Cover the 5” die cut label with Feather paper by 7 Gypsies. Cut the label in 2 sections as shown. Cover the bottom section with a variety of May Arts Ribbons, using tape to secure the ribbons in the back. Use foam tape to add the ribbon covered label section to the bottom part of the canvas. Looks just like a vase!



Create 1 large and two medium size blossoms by layering the Petaloo Dahlias, then add jeweled centers and rhinestone brads. The Petaloo blossoms are already pierced in the center, so it’s very easy to secure them all together. Use foam tape to create a bouquet of the layered flowers as shown in the picture of the completed canvas.



I love the Petaloo motto “let your imagination bloom” so I printed it out on a blank page from my vintage dictionary, inked the edges and used Scor-Tape to add it to the middle of the chipboard vase. A vivid green velvet butterfly from Petaloo completes the canvas and adds a little zing of color!

Thanks to May Arts and Petaloo for sponsoring this fun project! Be sure to stop by Serendipity Vintage Studio for a link to a printable PDF of this tutorial. Happy crafting everyone!


Blog Post By: Kimberly Jones

  1. Cheryl Cohen

    What a beautiful collage! I am so pleased that you used the teal and brown mix….those colors are so earthy and attractive together! Thank you for making our flowers look so good!

  2. Sue D

    Great inspirational banner!

  3. -Agnes-

    The flowers are very effective…

  4. Lisa

    What a cute collage! Love how you used the flowers.

  5. Hilarie C

    Love this project! I’m a huge fan of aqua and brown so it caught my eye right away.

  6. Katie B.

    This is a really great collage. I love the shape of the Petaloo boxed flowers, did not know they had these until I saw you guys showcasing them. I also love the May Arts ribbon that is scrunched with the stitching down the center. All of the colors are beautiful, with this saying it would be a great project to go over my desk. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

  7. Joy Hager

    So very beautiful!

  8. Michelle Mathey

    KIM!! Such a beautiful canvas – great job!

  9. jenifer cowles

    Beautiful work I love it

  10. Mireille

    Lovely project.. you make it look só easy! Great tut!

  11. Kristie Maynard

    Wonderful project! I have a book that I use pages from for projects like this, love it!

  12. Cynthia B.

    Love Petaloo’s motto…and how appropriate for this beautiful project! Gorgeous combo of flowers and ribbons – TFS!

  13. Anita A

    Stunning project and great directions!

  14. DJ

    Wow, I so LOVE this project and those flowers and butterflies from Petaloo are fabulous!! You did a terrific job on this project, have to go download the tutorial.

  15. Charlene

    Love the colors, Kim! I agree…that sentiment is perfect for your project.

  16. Lindy

    Oh my goodness….fantastic!!! Beautiful!!! T4S

  17. Brittani

    Beautiful project! I love this so much! Will deff have to try my hand at making one. Thanks for the step by step instructions!!!

  18. Melinda Wilson

    I love how both the flowers are ribbon all coordinate to make this such a beautiful project! Thanks for sharing.

  19. jengd

    I’m not usually a flower person but that canvas is gorgeous! I love the muted colors!

  20. Agnieszka

    Wow, great idea!!!

  21. Laura Cox

    Love those box blends….some of my favs….gorgeous project!!

  22. Carol

    Kimberly ~ FABULOUS canvas! Everything about is awesome the design, products used to the colors (my favs teal and brown). Thank you for the tutorial link, can not wait to do this one. Very inspirational!

  23. jen shears

    Gorgeous & great tutorial! 🙂


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