Field of Tulips 🌷

flower spring Apr 19, 2023

I am using a distressed piece of wood as my surface today to create a beautiful field of tulips. We'll be painting on our wood and then adding some clear glass vase pieces for our petals along with some seed beads and resin. This is the perfect spring project and would look so pretty in your home!

Start by painting your wood piece with some white paint to give it a distressed look. Then, I'm using Hauser Green Light and Avocado Green to paint my board with a chip brush. I'm mostly concentrating on the bottom of my piece. I'll take a smaller brush and some Crocus Yellow and Straw Yellow and just dab that paint into my field of green to create "flowers" in the background. Let dry or dry with a heat gun.

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your tulip with a stylus onto the wood. 

Now, let's paint our flower! I'm painting the petals with a basecoat of Straw Yellow. Then, I'm painting the leaves and stem with Hauser Green Light. Next, add shadows and highlighting to your flower with your darker yellow and white, and your darker green and white. Let dry or dry with a heat gun.

Take your graphic pen and add some light, short strokes to outline your tulip. I'm adding lines around my flower petals and leaves. 

Next, we're adding glass! I have some clear glass pieces that I will use for my flower petals and green crushed glass for the bottom of my wood piece. 

Next, we will add resin. We're going to elevate our wood using blocks. Mix 1/2 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Then, drizzle over your glass. Pour the remainder of the resin onto your wood and spread it using your gloved fingers or brush.

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

At this time, I will sprinkle some yellow and green seed beads into my background. 

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