Quick color pencil fun. Comments or questions welcome…..reference color pencil
Art on stretched canvas & I did not use a paint brush. As I created this piece; I thought what if some one didn’t really have an assortment of brushes……..I enjoy finger painting and previous post I showed what small lines can be created with a toothpick. I would like to encourage beginning artists …that you don’t have to spend big dollars to express your creativity.
Upcycle is a way to take something free and change it into an eye catching piece. The following items needed for this featured image:
I used a wedge spackle knife but a plastic spoon will do
Acrylic paint colors of your choice on 12 x 12″ stretched canvas
I chose the butterfly to be the background. It always seems butterflies are the focal point.
Paint was applied with my hands ( finger painting) & cotton swabs a lot of people call Q tips
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Hope Looking forward to a beautiful moment
I wanted to try plaster dipped flowers for my self. My original goal of upcyclying continues with this project.
I had miscellaneous artificial flowers left over from previous wreath making (or given to me). These are great for something different for multimedia or just an unusual flower in a vase.
I also tried a couple pinecones.
I had a portion of a bag of plaster powder from another project.
Old whisk & old container or ice cream bucket
Newspaper & wax paper
I like using disposable gloves. (You will see why if you try this)
Here’s what I learned.
It is messy
Have extra water because it is quick set
Wax paper is essential
Have your uncrowded work service prepared because you have to work quickly. A space for them to dry over night is important.
Mix like you were making thin pancakes. Water & plaster.
A little goes a long way. Dip flowers & lay on wax paper to dry.
When I finished I thought what a train wreck of a disaster. However the next morning looking at my flowers and my work area cleaned. I thought. I would like to do this again. The real pinecone move with moisture and when drying. If you try pinecone don’t have expectations but plan to dip a second time. The artificial flowers were actually worth the effort. I also recommend mixing small amounts because a small amount goes a long way in this project. Spray painting was easy.
I find myself not wanting to throw away paint when there is a substantial amount left as I have just reached a plateau of a piece in which I am working. Oils you can revisit but Acrylic your time is brief.
Just as my Tutor when I was in 3rd grade said….. always comes to mind. There are no mistakes in art.
I had dropped my brush with a dot of red in the middle of an ocean scene with a boat. She very quickly picked up my brush & created a tiny flag on the mast.
I look at my leftover paint, not wanting to waste it & quickly whip out something unplanned. Sometimes it turns out very well