Dragonfly on Dots 😍

spring summer Jul 10, 2024
 

Discover the joy of creating a glass dragonfly art piece on a painted dot background! This fun and easy project is perfect for beginners. Learn to paint the dotted background and add a glass bead strand for the body, broken vase glass pieces for the wings, a bead for the head, and acrylic bubbles for that finishing touch!

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...

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Blue Flower Pot πŸ’™

antique flower Jul 03, 2024
 

Transform a simple flower pot into a stunning piece of art with our latest tutorial! In this project, I'll show you how to create beautiful blue flowers with a unique background using stencil and antiquing techniques. You'll learn how to add napkin art to craft the flower pot, then enhance it with blue glass flowers, seed beads, and a glossy resin finish. This tutorial is perfect for beginners and packed with tips and tricks to master various techniques.

First, I'm going to create the napkin art that I will add to the flower pot. Take your tracer and place it on top of your napkin (I am using a blue floral napkin), place graphite under your tracer, and trace the pot with a stylus. Cut the flower pot out of the napkin and separate the plys until you just have the top layer of napkin art.

Set this aside. We will decoupage after we paint the background.

Paint your background with a coat of white paint. Then, I'll add Desert Turquoise in a circular motion towards the left of my...

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Beach with Shells 🏝️

abstract beach summer Jun 26, 2024
 

Let's create some abstract beach art with this beginner-friendly tutorial! Using a combination of acrylic bubbles, glass chips, blue round flat gems, and shells, you'll create a stunning beach scene that's perfect for summer. The background is easily painted with a palette knife, requiring no tracer. Get ready to add some coastal charm to your home with this unique and fun 8x10 art piece!

We are going to start by painting our background with several different colors of blue (Shoreline, Bahama Blue, and Desert Turquoise) along with white. I am using a palette knife, dipping the back into my paint colors, and lightly swiping the color onto my canvas from left to right in a horizontal motion. I'll also paint the sides of my canvas too. Dry with a heat tool.

Now let's add our glass! I am going to start by adding Clear Classic glass, Caribbean Blue glass, and Light Azuria Reflective glass. I'll also stick in a couple of blue round flat gems. glass chips, and shells....

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July 4th Watermelon πŸ‰

 

Looking for a fun and festive art project to celebrate the 4th? This glass and resin art tutorial will guide you in creating an adorable patriotic watermelon! This art piece is perfect for displaying on a tiered tray or gifting to someone special. It's designed with beginners in mind, using only three paint colors and simple techniques.

Start by painting a coat of white acrylic paint on your background. Dry with a heat tool.

Mix red acrylic paint with water, dip an old toothbrush into your mixture, tap off the excess, and run your finger along the bristles about 8-10 inches above your canvas to create a splatter effect. Dry with a heat tool.

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

Next, we are going to add a base coat of dark blue, white, and red paint on each section of the watermelon. Dry with a heat tool.

Add a second coat of each color, blending the colors where they meet at each watermelon...

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Got Any Grapes? 🍷

drink Jun 11, 2024
 

Looking for a fun and unique art project? In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create stunning glass art using half of a wine bottle. This project, set on an 8x14 canvas, combines painting and glasswork to form a beautiful bunch of grapes, complete with purple flat gems and vitrigraph. I'll guide you through each step, from painting the canvas to adding the final glass details!

Start by painting the sides and front of your canvas with a light yellow, like Golden Glow. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab a metal palette knife, dip the back of it in your Golden Glow again, and lightly swipe it up and down your canvas. I'll also do the same thing with Burnt Orange, blending the two colors together. Do the same thing on the sides of your canvas, and then dry with a heat tool.

Next, I'll use a script style stencil to add some texture to my background. Lay your stencil onto the canvas, dip a stencil brush into Metallic Gold paint, and then swirl it off onto a piece of paper towel....

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Star Spangled Flag πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

 

We're creating a sparkling flag on a 4x12 canvas, perfect for beginners. It's easy to follow along - we'll use a palette knife technique to paint the stripes, then add some sparkle with plastic stars, glass, and a glossy resin finish. This project is the perfect way to celebrate summer and add a touch of patriotism to your home!

First, I'm going to paint a square on the left side of my canvas with Midnight Blue paint. Make sure you paint the side of the canvas as well. Dry with a heat tool.

Next, we will work on the stripes! I am going to scoop up some white acrylic paint with the back of my palette knife and swipe the color onto my stripes. This will not be perfect and will have a very natural and abstract look to it! I'll use this same technique to paint my red stripes. While the paint is still wet, use your palette knife to blend the colors of the stripes together more. I'll also add some Midnight Blue in the stripes. 

Then, I'll add another coat of Midnight Blue...

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Blue Hyacinth πŸ’™

flower spring May 28, 2024
 

Today, we’re using a 5x7 canvas to create a beautiful blue hyacinth flower. This project stands out for its simplicity - minimal painting (only three colors!), no need for tracing, and tons of glass goodies to play with. We’ll be incorporating vibrant blue glass pieces, plastic flowers, cut glass pieces, vitrigraph, and a variety of seed beads to bring this masterpiece to life.

Start by painting your background with a coat of white paint. Then, blend in blue paint in the top area of your canvas and light green in the bottom area of your canvas. Dry with a heat tool.

Now let's add glass! I'm going to use 1/2 inch blue glass and shape it into a hyacinth flower. Then, I'll add two pieces of green glass that I nipped from a vase for the leaves and a piece of green vitrigraph to create the stem. 

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. ...

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Purple Lotus Flower πŸͺ·

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...

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White Textured Flower 🀍

flower spring May 15, 2024
 

Ever wanted to create a gorgeous flower painting but worried it might be too hard? This tutorial is for you! I'll walk you through creating a stunning white flower with amazing texture using just paint. Then, we'll take it a step further and add some sparkle with glass and resin for a fun beginner-friendly project!

We are working with a 5x7 canvas. Start by painting your background and canvas sides with Metallic Antique Gold with a sponge brush, which helps lay those metallics out better. Once you have your color on, pull the paint in one direction to lay the metallics flat. Dry with a heat tool, add a second coat, and dry again.

Next, I'll take Metallic Silver Sterling paint and apply it to my background with a palette knife. I want this to have a distressed look, so I will lightly pull the paint down in one direction. I'll do the same to my canvas sides. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace...

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Cutting Board Flower

flower May 08, 2024
 

This tutorial will guide you through crafting a one-of-a-kind floral cutting board that I found at Hobby Lobby! We'll be using a beautiful combination of materials: cut vase glass for green leaves, cut globe glass for the petals, seed beads, crushed green glass, and even a touch of vitrigraph for a unique artistic twist. Let's turn simple pieces of glass into a piece of art that will be the star of your kitchen!

Start by painting a background on your cutting board. I am mixing white acrylic paint with water, applying it to my board really quickly, and then swiping down the board with a putty knife to pull it back off. This will give you a nice distressed white background! Dry it with a heat tool, do this same technique again, and dry it one more time. 

Lightly sand your cutting board to smooth it out. Tape off the back of your cutting board with painter's tape to avoid having any resin drips. Then, let's add glass! I am going to add green vitrigraph for the stems. I have...

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