Purple Lotus Flower 🪷

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 heat tool.

Now let's add our glass and resin!  

We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1/2 oz total of ArtResin and stir gently for three minutes. Pour the resin onto your canvas using your gloved fingers or brush. 

Next, lay out purple glass pieces in the shape of lotus petals. I have purple pieces that I cut from sheet glass. I also have some green pieces of glass that I'll use for the leaves. Finally, sprinkle yellow seed beads at the base of the petals for a vibrant touch. Add a few iridescent purple beads for extra sparkle. Apply a final layer of resin over the entire canvas, ensuring it covers all the glass pieces and beads.

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

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.

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