I started with a canvas I bought at a garage sale. It had a ugly picture on it so I used gesso to cover it and to add texture to the background. I used about 6 different colors of acrylic paint to great the color of the background. I then cut pedals out of a dictionary page and painted them and added some splats to them. While the splats were still a little set I added the pedals to the canvas and then used modge podge to cover the entire thing. I used bubble wrap for the gray dots and glass beads for the center of the flower. I also used a charcoal pencil to outline the pedals.