We are using a 6x6 canvas to create a gorgeous dusty rose poinsettia flower, which would look amazing in your home during the holiday or winter season! This one requires very minimal painting (just the background!) and has tons of glass goodies. I'll be showing you how to create a flower out of pieces of a candle votive and we'll also add lots of beads and resin.
Use glass nippers or wheeled nippers to cut your flower petals from a candle votive. Take your nippers and cut horizontally around the edge with your votive, going around the entire votive until you get to the bottom. Your petals will not be perfect and that is okay! Once you have your petals, use a honing stone to sand down those sharp edges and points.
Paint your background with a coat of Metallic White. Then, I'll add some dots of Metallic Stone paint and pounce my paintbrush to give the background texture. I'll also use the plastic wrap that was on my canvas and just dab that on it too. Dry with a heat tool.
Now, we will start piling on our glass to create our poinsettia! Start with the four biggest pieces on the top, bottom, left, and right. Then, just start filling it in and layering your petals.
Fill in your flower center with tacky glue and add in whatever goodies you have in your stash that coordinate with your petal color. I am using some cream-colored beads as well as Crystal seed beads.
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 glass and spread it onto your canvas using your gloved fingers or brush.
Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times! Then, I'll sprinkle on some smaller Crystal seed beads and Burgundy seed beads to my petals and center.
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