Three-panel, dandelion wall art that lights up! #Do It Yourself#art#twinkle lights September 18 2012 | Guest post by Jessie Frazier I love this idea from Jessie Frazier, who uploaded her three-panal light-up DIY dandelion art project to our Offbeat Home Flickr pool. Check out how she created this luminous artwork in just four steps… Phase one of my dandelion project, re-purposing three previously painted canvases with navy blue acrylic paint. (Note the trash bags taped to the walls and floor of my "studio" aka dining room.) Phase two: my dandelion design gets a fun green stem! Phase three: white fuzz and seeds! I ended up with too many seeds, so some were omitted before the project was finished. The grand finale! I stabbed some holes with a screw driver and backlit the canvases with 100 mini string lights (which were a bear to get to lay flat behind the canvas). If you have a DIY art project that you're proud of/think would provide some inspiration to the Homies, don't forget to upload it to our Flickr pool! We all wanna see. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Jessie Frazier http://www.flickr.com/photos/jefraz1014 PREVIOUS Use oven rack guards to save your clumsy limbs from burning NEXT My families' glittery, ocean-y, Maui island shack, fit for a mermaid Show/Hide comments [ 33 ] I love this! Reply Thank you so much! This gave me a wonderful idea of how to add some wall art to my boys Star Wars room; a light up space battle scene! 😀 Reply This is gorgeous, and so effective!! Trying to think of an idea that I can do the same effect with Reply Love it!!! Thanks for sharing! Reply Did you ever get a answer to your question ? I was wondering the same thing. Reply Are the white fuzz and seeds just painted on or did you use actual seeds and fuzz? Reply The seeds and fuzz are painted on. Normally when I want to create the effect similar to that of the dandelion itself I will use a big horsehair looking paintbrush. You can also use a smaller paintbrush tip with just a tiny amount of paint, continuously dabbing brush up and down. The great thing about using acrylic paint is that you can paint over it again and again until you get it just how you like it. Reply So those the cord hang down to plug it…or does it have batteries? Reply You can just barely see the cord where it hangs down to plug in. I plan to just get a cord cover at home depot and paint it the same color as the wall so it blends in. Reply Would this result in a fire hazard at all? Reply I would suggest to read the life expectancy of the lights. Get led they omit no heat. And ever so often remove the frames and inspect the lights for damage or burnt out bulbs. I'd say as long as you don't leave them on past what is directed for the spicific lights your fine. Reply I would suggest to read the life expectancy of the lights. Get led they omit no heat. And ever so often remove the frames and inspect the lights for damage. as long as you don't leave them on past what is directed for the spicific lights your fine. Reply led lights with batteries… they have a timer. i think they are on for 12 hours and off for 12. and no cord hanging down. they are not 100 bulbs, but same effect Reply This is precious! What kind of fuzz & seeds/where did you get them? Reply I think the "fuzz" is painted on 🙂 Reply I wonder how this would turn out with glow in the dark paint for kids who don't use an actual night light. Cute idea though. Reply What formed the gold metalic framing? Reply I think what you think are gold metallic frames are actually some light filtering through from behind the canvases, or perhaps peeking out of an edge – she did say they were a bear to flatten down in back. One string of 100 lights would string across the backs of all 3 canvases. Reply I love the dandelion art especially with the evening look. Very sweet, thanks for sharing. Reply Did you use dandelion fuzz and seeds? If so, what type of glue did you use to attach them? I saw that this question had been asked previously, but I couldn't find where it had been answered. Reply Thank you for showing us a step by step. This project is amazingly cute! Reply Felicitaciones me encanta, y gracias por el paso a paso!!!!!! Es HERMOSO!!!!!1 Reply but the tissue don't get burned by lights? I mean I'm scared lights heat could set fire to the canvas, could it be possible? :/ Reply I love this concept!! I was wondering what painting technique you used to dabble on the white fuzz to the dandelion? I tried enlarging the pic to see but i couldn't. I didn't know if you used small brush strokes or used a sponge. Thank you! Reply cute!! Reply Did you secure the lights on the back of the canvas with tape of some sort? I'm curious if that would help with the installation of the lights somehow… I'd like to give this project a try! Thanks for the how-to! 😀 Reply Great idea!! How about using fiber optic cable? My hubby used a bunch and poked holes in a laminated map we have to pin point all the places we've been. It uses battery power. And works really well. Reply I was wondering what size canvas did you use? Reply Fantastic idea …….. I have just got to try this ! Thanks for pinning it. Reply Using rope lights would work well too. With the thick plastic coating there would be less chance of a fire risk. Reply Wow this is so awesome! Reply I loved this project! I haven't finished the lights part, but it made for a fun afternoon with paints! Here's my version of the project: http://www.classicbound.com/blog/paint-and-lights/ Reply I've made similar canvas signs with this technique, but have trouble getting the string of lights to stay on the canvas. Hot glue works, but is messy. What is everyone else using? I've tried all kinds of tapes, without much success. Thanks for sharing! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.