First, I traced the shape of her design and cut out a cardboard pattern. I used that pattern to cut leaves out of different colored and textured pages from a magazine. I made sure to flip the pattern over for half of the leaves. I ended up with 26 leaves.
I bought a 12"x36" canvas and marked a small center line with painters tape. I then painted a layer of white - that way if any paint got under the tape, it would be white.
It makes me smile every time I walk into the room.