I am getting ready to teach another Paint n’ Sip class for our Timberlake Garden Club. We had an inspiration piece that one of our members wanted to paint so I took that and created my own version of it so I could replicate it for the class.
Below are the steps I took to create this, thinking it might help the group to see the step by step process first before we meet. This is a mixed media piece using acrylic paints, paper applied with gel medium and stamps.
Here is the inspiration piece I started from.
So, I sketched in the floral still life and started by applying strips of patterened paper brushed with gel medium on the back and pressed onto the paper. Press it down gently and brush the front of the paper with gel medium. It will dry in a couple minutes.
Once it is farily dry, I started applying light, transparent layers of color with acrylic paint and water. The thinner the color, the more transparent it will be. Applying the transparent color over the paper, lets the patterns show through the paint and adds a nice affect.
I continued to add more paint layers by applying more transparent acrylic colors with water. I also added more patterened paper for some of the blossoms to give it more interest.
As I layer more paint, I start to add white mixed with other colors. White is opaque so it softens and obscures some of what is below it. I also mixed colors to apply to the canvas with some patterened stamps. I brush the paint onto the stamp and press it onto the canvas. Since acrylic paint drys so quickly if you don’t get too thick with the paint, you can keep layering over top until you get the look the want.
Voila! The final piece! I will post more photos after our class. My plan is to demonstrate the techniques and see what they come up with. I will post pictures after our class !