Cotton Boll

summer Jul 26, 2023

We are creating a cute and simple Cotton Boll art piece on a small 6x6 canvas. I'm going to show you how to paint your background and cotton boll and then we'll add some Starfire glass, seed beads, and resin to finish off this art piece. 

First, start by painting your background with a smokey blue color. I'm using Winter Blue and I'll also mix in some white paint too.

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

Next, I'm going to paint my cotton boll with white paint. I'll paint the stem with Spanish Olive, which is light green. Then, I'll add some Olive Green, Raw Umber, and white paint for some shadows and highlights. 

I'll add a second coat of white paint to my cotton boll and then add some Winter Blue to create some definition with the curve of the cotton boll.

Take a graphic pen to add some detail lines. I'm going to add some lines around my stem and also some short strokes around my cotton boll.

Let's add our glass! I'm going to add Starfire glass to my entire cotton boll.

Next, we'll add resin. We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Pour the resin onto your canvas and spread it using your gloved fingers or brush.

Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times!

Next, I'll sprinkle some Bead Treasures Seed Beads 12/0 in Crystal Luster all over my cotton boll and some of my background as well.

If you don’t want to miss my Facebook LIVE art instruction, make sure you are on my texting list. I always text 10 minutes before I’m going to go LIVE, so you won’t ever miss it. You can text “Hey Cindy” to 901-519-2923.

*Supply lists and tracers are only available to members of The Shattered Circle. If you'd like to learn more about member benefits or get on the waitlist, click here.


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