July 4th Watermelon πŸ‰

 

Looking for a fun and festive art project to celebrate the 4th? This glass and resin art tutorial will guide you in creating an adorable patriotic watermelon! This art piece is perfect for displaying on a tiered tray or gifting to someone special. It's designed with beginners in mind, using only three paint colors and simple techniques.

Start by painting a coat of white acrylic paint on your background. Dry with a heat tool.

Mix red acrylic paint with water, dip an old toothbrush into your mixture, tap off the excess, and run your finger along the bristles about 8-10 inches above your canvas to create a splatter effect. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your watermelon with a stylus. 

Next, we are going to add a base coat of dark blue, white, and red paint on each section of the watermelon. Dry with a heat tool.

Add a second coat of each color, blending the colors where they meet at each watermelon...

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Got Any Grapes? 🍷

drink Jun 11, 2024
 

Looking for a fun and unique art project? In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create stunning glass art using half of a wine bottle. This project, set on an 8x14 canvas, combines painting and glasswork to form a beautiful bunch of grapes, complete with purple flat gems and vitrigraph. I'll guide you through each step, from painting the canvas to adding the final glass details!

Start by painting the sides and front of your canvas with a light yellow, like Golden Glow. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab a metal palette knife, dip the back of it in your Golden Glow again, and lightly swipe it up and down your canvas. I'll also do the same thing with Burnt Orange, blending the two colors together. Do the same thing on the sides of your canvas, and then dry with a heat tool.

Next, I'll use a script style stencil to add some texture to my background. Lay your stencil onto the canvas, dip a stencil brush into Metallic Gold paint, and then swirl it off onto a piece of paper towel....

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Star Spangled Flag πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

 

We're creating a sparkling flag on a 4x12 canvas, perfect for beginners. It's easy to follow along - we'll use a palette knife technique to paint the stripes, then add some sparkle with plastic stars, glass, and a glossy resin finish. This project is the perfect way to celebrate summer and add a touch of patriotism to your home!

First, I'm going to paint a square on the left side of my canvas with Midnight Blue paint. Make sure you paint the side of the canvas as well. Dry with a heat tool.

Next, we will work on the stripes! I am going to scoop up some white acrylic paint with the back of my palette knife and swipe the color onto my stripes. This will not be perfect and will have a very natural and abstract look to it! I'll use this same technique to paint my red stripes. While the paint is still wet, use your palette knife to blend the colors of the stripes together more. I'll also add some Midnight Blue in the stripes. 

Then, I'll add another coat of Midnight Blue...

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Blue Hyacinth πŸ’™

flower spring May 28, 2024
 

Today, we’re using a 5x7 canvas to create a beautiful blue hyacinth flower. This project stands out for its simplicity - minimal painting (only three colors!), no need for tracing, and tons of glass goodies to play with. We’ll be incorporating vibrant blue glass pieces, plastic flowers, cut glass pieces, vitrigraph, and a variety of seed beads to bring this masterpiece to life.

Start by painting your background with a coat of white paint. Then, blend in blue paint in the top area of your canvas and light green in the bottom area of your canvas. Dry with a heat tool.

Now let's add glass! I'm going to use 1/2 inch blue glass and shape it into a hyacinth flower. Then, I'll add two pieces of green glass that I nipped from a vase for the leaves and a piece of green vitrigraph to create the stem. 

Mix 1 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Pour the resin onto your glass and spread it onto your canvas using your gloved fingers or brush. ...

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Purple Lotus Flower πŸͺ·

flower spring May 22, 2024
 

Let's create a stunning purple lotus flower on a 5x7 canvas! We'll paint a colorful and fun dotted background and then add glass pieces to make our flower. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this step-by-step guide will help you create a beautiful, unique piece of art. Let's dive in!

Apply a thin coat of white paint over the entire canvas. This helps to blend other colors and gives a soft background. Squeeze out small amounts of Seashell (pastel pink), Buttercream (yellow), Wild Wasabi (green), Winter Blue (purple-blue), Spa Blue (sky blue), and white onto your palette.

Use a dotting tool to dip into Buttercream and make dots randomly across the canvas. Apply light pressure and twist slightly to form your dots. Clean the dotting tool between colors. Repeat the dotting technique with Seashell, Wild Wasabi, Winter Blue, and Spa Blue, allowing some overlap. Mix white with each color and dot around the original colors to create a gradient effect. Dry with a...

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White Textured Flower 🀍

flower spring May 15, 2024
 

Ever wanted to create a gorgeous flower painting but worried it might be too hard? This tutorial is for you! I'll walk you through creating a stunning white flower with amazing texture using just paint. Then, we'll take it a step further and add some sparkle with glass and resin for a fun beginner-friendly project!

We are working with a 5x7 canvas. Start by painting your background and canvas sides with Metallic Antique Gold with a sponge brush, which helps lay those metallics out better. Once you have your color on, pull the paint in one direction to lay the metallics flat. Dry with a heat tool, add a second coat, and dry again.

Next, I'll take Metallic Silver Sterling paint and apply it to my background with a palette knife. I want this to have a distressed look, so I will lightly pull the paint down in one direction. I'll do the same to my canvas sides. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace...

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Cutting Board Flower

flower May 08, 2024
 

This tutorial will guide you through crafting a one-of-a-kind floral cutting board that I found at Hobby Lobby! We'll be using a beautiful combination of materials: cut vase glass for green leaves, cut globe glass for the petals, seed beads, crushed green glass, and even a touch of vitrigraph for a unique artistic twist. Let's turn simple pieces of glass into a piece of art that will be the star of your kitchen!

Start by painting a background on your cutting board. I am mixing white acrylic paint with water, applying it to my board really quickly, and then swiping down the board with a putty knife to pull it back off. This will give you a nice distressed white background! Dry it with a heat tool, do this same technique again, and dry it one more time. 

Lightly sand your cutting board to smooth it out. Tape off the back of your cutting board with painter's tape to avoid having any resin drips. Then, let's add glass! I am going to add green vitrigraph for the stems. I have...

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Beach Abstract with Modeling Paste 🌊

abstract beach May 01, 2024
 

This stunning beach abstract is both fun and beginner-friendly! It requires minimal painting, no tracer, and the best part is, you can't mess it up! We'll be using modeling paste, glass, acrylic bubbles, and resin to bring the tranquil beauty of the beach to your artwork. 

I am using an 8x8 wood canvas from Hobby Lobby. I will start by using painter's tape to split my surface in half. I'll paint the top area's background and sides with Tropical Blue acrylic paint. Dry with a heat tool and then add your painter's tape back so that you can add color to the bottom half. I will paint the bottom background and sides with black acrylic paint. Dry with a heat tool again.

Use the back of your palette knife to apply modeling paste to the blue area of your wooden canvas. Apply it quickly and you do not need to be perfect about it. While the paste is still wet, dip your palette knife in Slate Gray paint and barely swipe it across the modeling paste. I'll use this same...

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Yellow Vase Flower 🌼

flower spring Apr 23, 2024
 

Let's create a stunning yellow flower using cut vase glass! What makes this tutorial especially fun is its beginner-friendly approach – minimal painting is required, and no tracer is needed. Instead, we'll let the beauty of the glass itself take center stage, allowing its natural color and texture to shape the petals of our flower. 

We are using an 8x8 canvas. Start by painting your background with a coat of white acrylic paint. Then, blend in some light yellow paint. I'll also use my canvas plastic to dab my paint to give it some texture and lighten it up. Dry with a heat tool.

Now let's build a flower using glass! Take a generous amount of clear glass and add it to your canvas. This should be an organic shape, not a perfect circle. I had a yellow vase that I busted up with my pliers I will just start adding these glass pieces and layering them to create my yellow flower petals. 

For my flower center, I am going to use a glass chip piece. I also have a...

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Pink Daisy 🌸

flower spring Apr 17, 2024
 

In our latest project, we'll be crafting a stunning glass and resin art piece featuring a lovely pink daisy. We'll be using a variety of glass goodies like green vitrigraph, cut pieces of sheet glass, and glass bubbles to bring our creation to life. This tutorial is perfect for artists of all levels, offering a fun and accessible way to explore the beauty of glass and resin art. 

Start by painting your canvas with white acrylic paint. Then, add green acrylic paint by using a paintbrush to pull it from the bottom up. Use the tips of your bristles to add some blades of grass too. I'll add some pink acrylic paint in a circular motion on the top half of my canvas and blend in some light yellow as well. Dry with a heat tool.

Let's add our glass! I have oval shapes that I have precut from a sheet of pink glass that I will use to create my flowers. I have larger pieces that I will use for the base and then I'll layer smaller pieces on top with tacky glue. I'll also use tacky glue to...

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