Cute Flower Art

flower spring Mar 27, 2022

I'm feeling spring, so today we are making some cute flower art with two 4 x 12 canvases! I'm also doing a little tutorial on how to create glass flower petals and I'm going over my favorite products to use for making those. This is so simple and so pretty. 

First, I'll explain how I created my flower petals. I've had this clear iridescent plate for a long time, and I'm finally going to use it to make some flowers. I just take my glass nippers and slowly go around the plate to create my petals. Then, I use my stone to dull some of those sharp edges.

Let's paint our background. I am doing took different colors - one is going to have blue paint and the other canvas is going to have some purple. Start with a coat of fresh white and then add a tiny dot of your color to spread throughout the canvas. I'm keeping it lighter at the bottom and darker at the top. Let dry.

Now it's time to place your glass onto your canvas. I'm going to do one at a time. Take your glass...

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Lucky you! It's a St. Patrick's Day Gnome! 🍀

gnome st. patrick's day Mar 02, 2022

Today, we are making a St. Patrick's Day Gnome (You know I love my gnomes!) and we'll be using lots of acrylic paint, some gold glass for his pot of gold, and some green glass to create a shamrock. I'll also be doing a fun green ombre effect on his hat. Let's get started!

We're going to start with the background and we're going to do some fun colors. First, squirt some white paint on your 8x8 canvas along with a little bit of light green. Let dry.

Next, we're going to tape our tracer to the canvas. Place graphite paper underneath and trace your gnome with your stylus. (If you're part of The Shattered Circle, you get TWO tracers for this project!)

Now, let's start painting! I'm going to start by painting his beard white with a small, flat brush. Then, I'm going to paint his nose and hands with warm beige paint. 

Next, I'm going to paint his clothes a dark green. Then, I'm going to do an ombre effect on his hat. Starting with a darker green on the bottom and working my...

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What's the buzz? This Gnome & Honey Bee 🐝

bumblebee gnome spring Feb 28, 2022

I got these little glass bumblebees on Etsy and I knew that I had to build an art piece around them! Today, I am making a gnome with a honey bee - complete with a beehive and some swirls, and it's going to be amazing. If you don't have a glass bee to use, just feel free to simply draw one on. 

First, I'm going to start by adding white paint to my 5 x 7 canvas, just to make sure we have a nice, clean, fresh background. I'm also going to add some to the sides. Let dry.

Then, we're going to take the tracer and tape it to our canvas. Place graphite paper underneath and trace your gnome, beehive, and swirl with your stylus. (For those of you that are in The Shattered Circle, you will get this tracer!)

We're only using a few colors in this entire piece! Start by painting the bottom of the gnome's hat black. Then, we will continue up the entire hat with yellow and black stripes. I'll also paint the beehive yellow too.

Next, I'm going to paint his nose. I'm filling in his nose...

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An Absolute Heart of Gold 💛

heart valentine's day Feb 13, 2022

We are making one last Valentine's Day piece! We're doing a gold Valentine heart on an 8x8 canvas with some splashes of hot pink, gold, and white paint to create something simple, yet festive for the holiday. Plus, we're going to make it fancy with some gold glass! Let's get started!

Start by covering the top third of your canvas with white paint. I'm also going to put a bit of white on the bottom to help with my pink. Then, I'm going to cover the bottom half with the pink paint, making a straight and separate white and pink section. 

I'm going to use a small palette knife with some white paint and just slide some of that white through the pink section. 

Next, I'm going to take a bit of pink and white on my palette knife and come along the top section as well. I'm also going to add a little bit of gold to my palette knife and add that to the entire canvas. Let dry or use a heat gun.

Next, I'm going to trace my heart onto my canvas. I want the heart to be half in the...

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Lots of Love for this Heart Trio!

heart valentine's day Feb 07, 2022

Today, we are making a heart trio with a painted heart, an animal print heart, and a glass heart. When you want to do it all, you just do it all! 

First, I'm going to start with painting my 8x10 canvas white, so we have a nice, clean slate. I'm using Anita's White. 

Next, tape your tracer to your canvas. Then, tuck your graphite paper under your tracer and trace your hearts with your stylus onto your canvas. 

I'm painting the big heart black. This will be my animal print heart, so if I don't have enough foil, it will be okay. 

Next, I'm painting my center heart a cherry red color. 

Finally, I'm painting my last heart with in an aqua blue color. (I know it seems crazy, but it looks good in my head!) Let dry or use a heat gun to dry.

To add the animal print foil, we first need to use size adhesive on the black heart. It goes on kind of white and then drys clear. Use a paintbrush to just brush the size onto the black heart. You can't force dry...

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This Valentine's Balloon Gnome is made with lots of love and whimsy!

gnome valentine's day Jan 10, 2022

Today we are making another painted glass art piece - a Valentine's Day gnome holding a heart-shaped balloon! This little guy is giving me all of the heart eyes and is so whimsical! I used a combination of various acrylic paint as well as resin and red seed beads to give the balloon a little texture and dimension! Watch my latest Facebook Live where I walk you through step-by-step on how to create this Valentine's Day gnome!

We will start by adding our tracer to our 8 x 10 canvas. Put a sheet of graphite paper underneath and tape it down so it doesn't move around on your canvas. Then, using your stylus, trace the image onto your canvas.

I already put two coats of the Anita's White paint onto my canvas. It has two nice coats of paint on it already just to keep it fresh, so now we're going to just start painting. I'm going to use this pink watercolor pencil because I want to make stripes on his hat.

Then, I'm going to paint his coat, starting from the bottom. I'm...

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Check out this gorgeous angel with lots of color! 😇

angel christmas Dec 21, 2021

Hello friends! We’re going to make a cute, quick little angel today on a 6x12 canvas. This one is going to have a more bold background than I normally do because I want her dress to pop! I’m excited about this one, so let’s get started.

First, we’re going to paint the background. I’m using white, seafoam green, and beige. Grab your palette knife and spread your paint on the canvas, alternating between the colors. Just kind of "wiggle" the paint on in a natural way. Let dry. 

Tape your angel tracer onto your canvas. Place graphite paper underneath and trace your angel onto the canvas. 

Next, use gold paint to create a halo glow around her head and then use a warm beige color to paint her face and neck. 

We're going to paint her dress now. First, I started with a paintbrush and painted the outline of the top of her dress with white paint. I then took a palette knife to dab some brown into the dress. Next, I used my palette knife to...

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But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? 🎄

christmas Dec 14, 2021

We're going to do a quick little piece of art that was requested by a little girl. We're going to make her a reindeer! When a seven-year-old girl asks you for a reindeer, you give it to her, right? It's really sweet and whimsical. Let’s get started!

We’re starting with a 5x7 canvas. Before we do our tracer, I am going to paint a quick coat of white and then we'll dry it with a heat gun.

I'm going to take my cute little reindeer and try to get him centered a little on
the canvas and I'm going to trace him, but I'm not going to trace his antlers because I have
something special planned for that. I'm just going to trace the outer parts of his head.

Now, we’re going to paint him brown. I’m using this Folk Art Rusted Pipe. It will take two coats and then I’m going to dry with my heat gun again.

I’m going to put the tracer back on the canvas and get the details - inside of the ears, face, eyes, nose, etc.

Now, we're going to get a small brush and we're...

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Animal Print Ornament

christmas Dec 09, 2021

We are going to make something really fun and different today. I got a little hooked on the foils and started thinking about what else I could do with them. Today, we’re going to make a small canvas with a leopard print ornament and glass Christmas tree! 

I put one coat of paint on this already because I was thinking it was going to need two, and so what I'm using is Deco Art in Enchanted. It is turquoise and it is an iridescent flash paint. It says iridescent top coat acrylic, but it's flash. It goes on white and then as the light hits it, it flashes turquoise green.

We're going to do a cute little animal print ornament, and then we're going to embellish it with a little Christmas tree made of glass. These tiny 4 x 4 canvases come from Michael's. You can buy one or you can buy a whole pack that has about 9 in it, so that's an option too.

You do not need to reinforce the weight. We're not going to be using that much glass on these. If you are trying to make a circle, you...

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