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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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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Seaglass Beach 🌊

beach summer Aug 09, 2023
 

I am dreaming of the beach, so we are going to squeeze in one last beach art piece before the summer is over! We are working with an 8x8 canvas, and this art project has minimal painting and lots of glass goodies. We'll be adding sea glass in blues and greens, tinted seashells, Caribbean Blue and Solex glass, flat gems, seed beads, bubbles, and more! 

First, I am going to paint a beach background. I am going to paint the lower portion of my canvas with Vintage White for the sand. Then, I'll use Spa Blue, Castaway, and white paint to create my ocean and sky. I'm using Castaway for the ocean and going lighter towards the top of my canvas, blending the colors together. Dry with a heat tool.

Next, I am going to lay out some of the glass onto my canvas. I am adding the Solex glass, Caribbean Blue glass, and tinted seashells right where my sand and ocean meet. (We will add the rest of the sea glass, seed beads, and other glass after the resin is on)

Next, we'll add resin....

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Chubbie Dragonfly

summer Aug 02, 2023
 

We are working with an 8x8 canvas and creating a dragonfly with some acrylic paint and a piece of Chubbie glass from JL Glass. This little glass piece is the perfect thing to create a dragonfly's body! I'll also be using some seed beads to make those wings really sparkle. 

Start by painting your background with Metallic White and then I'll also add the tiniest bit of Metallic Turquoise in an arch motion to create a pearly sky. Dry with a heat tool. 

I have some small dragonfly stencils that I am going to use with some Enchanted Turquoise, which is an iridescent paint, to add two dragonflies in the background. I'll just place the stencil on my canvas and use a stencil brush in a pouncing motion to apply those. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace just the wings onto your canvas with a stylus. 

Next, I am going to paint the wings with Metallic Turquoise, Festive Green, Splendid...

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Cotton Boll

summer Jul 26, 2023
 

We are creating a cute and simple Cotton Boll art piece on a small 6x6 canvas. I'm going to show you how to paint your background and cotton boll and then we'll add some Starfire glass, seed beads, and resin to finish off this art piece. 

First, start by painting your background with a smokey blue color. I'm using Winter Blue and I'll also mix in some white paint too.

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

Next, I'm going to paint my cotton boll with white paint. I'll paint the stem with Spanish Olive, which is light green. Then, I'll add some Olive Green, Raw Umber, and white paint for some shadows and highlights. 

I'll add a second coat of white paint to my cotton boll and then add some Winter Blue to create some definition with the curve of the cotton boll.

Take a graphic pen to add some detail lines. I'm going to add some lines around my stem and also some...

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Popsicle Art β˜€οΈ

summer Jul 12, 2023
 

We are using a 5x7 canvas to create some cute popsicle art, complete with a real popsicle stick! I'll show you how to paint this from start to finish and we'll add on some glass seed beads and resin too. This is such a fun, easy summer project!

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

I'm going to paint around my sketched popsicle with some white paint and a tiny bit of Tropical Blue mixed in. I'll also paint the sides of my canvas too. Dry with a heat tool.

I decided to paint my popsicle a mix of red, yellow, and orange. I'm going to start with my yellow at the top, then orange, and then red - blending them together where they meet. Dry with a heat tool.

Let's work on details! Grab your tracer and trace on the little indentations of the popsicle. In the yellow area, I am going to take some orange on the corner of my brush and add it to the indentation to create a shadow. In the...

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Stenciled Hydrangea Glass Art Tutorial

flower spring summer Jun 21, 2023
 

This 8x10 art piece is super easy to create because we are using a stencil! I this hydrangea stencil and knew it would be amazing with some rose gold reflective glass. I'm showing you how to paint and stencil this art project and add all of the glass goodies! This is a great spring or summer art piece and is perfect for beginners too.

First, I am going to paint the background with black paint. I'm going to use a sponge brush to get more coverage faster. Dry with a heat tool.

Next, I am going to add some stenciled flowers in my background. I am using a bright pink called Exotic Bloom and applying it with a stencil brush. Dip your brush in the paint, offload the paint, and then apply it in a circular motion over your stencil very lightly. Dry with a heat tool.

Now, tape your stencil down with your flower in the middle to create your main hydrangea. I am going to layer up on my colors, starting with the Exotic Bloom and concentrating it in the middle. Then, I am going to...

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Rose Trio 🌹

flower summer Jun 07, 2023
 

We are working with three tiny 4x4 canvases to make a trio of roses! I will show you how to paint these from start to finish, as well as add glass pieces for our rose petals. These would make great gifts or decor in your home for the spring and summer seasons. They are also super easy to create and are great for beginners just getting started.

First, paint the sides and front of each canvas with black acrylic paint. Let dry or dry with a heat tool.

Now, we will start painting our flowers! I am using dark pink, light pink, coral, and white paint. I am doing two pink roses and one coral rose. Start with the hot pink and make a circle - I like to make parenthesis with my brush to create that rose petal shape. Dry with a heat tool.

Do another coat of paint and then add in some light pink and some white paint, using the same parenthesis technique. 

Next, paint the leaves for each flower. I am using light green, dark green, and white paint to give the leaves some highlights and...

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Lime Margarita

drink summer Apr 26, 2023
 

I am making a fun lime margarita art piece on a 6x12 canvas, complete with acrylic paint, sheet glass pieces, and glass rings to bring it all together. This is such a fun spring or summer project, and it's very easy to create too! I'm showing you step-by-step how to make this and breaking it all down for you here!

I am starting by painting my canvas with white paint. Then, I'll add a little bit of Tropical Blue paint and start swirling it into a circle in the middle of my canvas. I'm making it darker on the outer edges and lighter in the middle. Let dry or dry with a heat gun.

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and transfer your margarita with a stylus onto the canvas. 

Now, we are going to paint! First, I am painting the entire glass with white paint. Then, I am using Schoolbus Yellow and Hauser Green Light to add that margarita mix color. Let dry or dry with a heat gun.

Next, I am going to add some more shadowing...

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Jingle Shells Christmas Tree πŸŽ„

christmas summer Jul 27, 2022
 

This Christmas in July "Jingle Shells" is such an easy project! This is an 8x10 canvas and there is no tracer - we are literally just making a triangle, adding shells and other embellishments, and finishing it off with resin. No paint or painting skills required! 

I started off by adding two coats of white paint to my canvas, just so it is clean and smooth.

I have a bag full of shells of all shapes and sizes. I'm going to using a bunch of the smaller shells as my first thin layer. 

I'm just going to keep adding goodies as I go! I'm putting some bigger shells on, and I am adding a starfish as my star on the top of the tree. I also using a longer shell as my tree trunk. Do what you would like here and be creative with it! 

I am also going to add a teeny bit of glass - it's called Glass Filler from Michael's. This is a champagne colored glass. I am going to use this as a gap filler!

Now, we will add resin. We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix...

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