Hope Sunflower 🌻

flower Aug 31, 2022

We're finishing out our sunflower series today with a Hope Sunflower! This one will be facing forward and has the word "hope" in it. Again, I'm using seed beads for the center of the sunflower along with some clear glass along the bottom of my canvas. 

First, we will grab the tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace the sunflower with a stylus onto the canvas (just the flower for now, we'll do the "hope" later)

Next, I am painting my background with turquoise and white paint, just going around my traced sunflower. I'm also painting my edges too. Let dry.

Next, grab your tracer again, tape it to the canvas, place the graphite paper underneath, and trace the word "hope" with your stylus.

I'm painting the sunflower petals with Antique Gold. I'm also painting the leaves with a light green. I'm using a #12 round brush. Let dry.

Next, I'm adding some highlights and lowlights on my petals with some Crocus and Terracotta paint. For the leaves, I'm adding in some darker green paint and white. I'm also painting my sunflower center with Burnt Umber. Finally, paint your "hope" word with black paint. Let dry.

Now I'm going to add some details with my graphic pen. I'm adding short strokes outlining my flower petals, leaves, and "hope".

Now it's time to add glass! I'm adding tacky glue to the center of my sunflower. Then, I'm using seed beads - I'm using the color "Autumn" and "The Sea". I'm also adding clear glass to the bottom of my canvas.

Now, we will add resin. We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Then, drizzle over your glass. Pour the remainder of 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!

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