Mardi Gras Oyster Art 💜💚

mardi gras Jan 10, 2024

We are working on a 5x7 canvas to create a fun, beachy-themed Mardi Gras art piece! We will paint a simple background and add some Mardi Gras beads and shells. This one is great for beginners because it has minimal painting, no tracer, and we are adding glass, goodies, and resin! 

Start by painting the front and sides of your canvas with black paint. Dry with a heat gun. I'm starting with black because I am going to be using Metallic Gold on top, and black is a great base for that.

I am going to use a sponge brush to apply a coat of Metallic Gold. Pull your paint in one direction to make sure your metallic is nice and smooth. Dry with a heat tool and then add a second coat. On the sides of my canvas, I am going to alternate with purple and green stripes. Dry with a heat tool.

I have already spray-painted the back of an oyster shell gold. I'm also going to take an iridescent gold paint to add to the front, and I'll use Rub n Buff - Gold Leaf to add some gold to...

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Mardi Gras Crown 👑

mardi gras Feb 22, 2023

Today we will be creating a fun Mardi Gras themed art piece with some acrylic paint, glass, beads, and more! We'll be using the traditional Mardi Gras colors, painting a crown, and adding actual Mardi Gras beads to our canvas. This one is so fun to make and I loved the way it came out!

I am going to paint an ombre background with purple, white, and green paint. I am using a 1-inch flat brush and going to paint each third of the canvas, and blend them together. I'll also paint the sides of my canvas. Let dry. 

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place transfer paper underneath, and trace your crown with a stylus onto the canvas. I am going to put my crown at a slight angle. 

I'm using a 1/4 brush to paint my crown with Antique Gold. Let dry and add a second coat of gold. Then, I'll take a small palette knife and apply some purple to the back of it as well as some green and white paint. I'll also add a little bit of shadows and highlights...

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