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In this happy eCourse, you’ll learn to paint colorful flowers and your favorite books using acrylic paint and paper too!
I'm going to share with you step by step how to paint “Confetti Flowers”! The reason I’m calling it Confetti Flowers is that while I was painting the flowers, I started adding paper and it looked like confetti! Plus, when I think of confetti, I think of joy! And this course is all about painting with joy! Also, this painting course is filled up with playing and using paper and paint. It’s about painting wonky. “Wonky” to me means the “beautiful imperfect” and being free to make mistakes. Painting can be so much fun when we have that freedom! And I can’t wait to share my “happy land” of creating with you! I think you’ll love the process of making your flowers and books come alive with paint, paper, color and your imagination too! I’d love to have you join me as we journey together in this flower making/painting course!
The painting course has over 2 hours of video content. And it’s for anyone who wants to create! Even if you’ve never picked up a paint brush, this course is for you! I’ll show you step by step instructions in a fun way! And if you’ve painted for years, this course is for you too! Because you may learn some more playful and free ways to paint! I’ll have a supply list, and share secret “ingredients” for painting with mixed media ( paper and paint)! I’ll also share inspiration and step by step lessons. There are 8 painting lessons total. And by the end of the course, you will have made a very happy bouquet of flowers along with you favorite books!
This is a self-paced course so you can stop and start at any time. And the course is wonderful for any age range!
*You also have access to the course forever (or for as long as the internet exists!)
In this class you’ll learn how to…
paint with colorful acrylic paints!
learn “secret tips” from me!
design a happy bouquet of flowers with your favorite books!
see the magic of adding paper to a painting!
use the fun supplies I have listed!
see inspiration behind the painting!
make the most wonderful “bouquet of flowers” that you uniquely created!
I buy my canvases in bulk from Dick Blick.
Here is a link to the 11"x14" gallery-wrap (1.5" thick) canvas on Dick Blick.
(I love the gallery canvases because they have a thick edge and you can hang the painting straight on the wall. But a traditional thin edge canvas will work too!) If you prefer to use the thinner profile canvas, you can get that below.
I’m listing two paint sets here as options. You don’t need to buy both. The tubes in these sets are fairly small, but they will get you started!
(These paints are great student grade paints. They have lots of fun colors and they are good quality for the price!)
Basic paint colors: Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Primary Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue, Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Naphthol Crimson, Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue Permanent, Primary Red, Light Portrait Pink, Medium Magenta, Quinacridone Magenta, Brilliant Purple, Deep Violet, Prism Violet, Dioxazine Purple, Light Blue Violet, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Phthalocyanine Blue, Primary Blue, Cerulean Blue Hue, Light Blue Permanent, Bright Aqua Green, Phthalocyanine Green, Hooker's Green Permanent Hue, Green Deep Permanent, Light Green Permanent, Brilliant Yellow Green, Bronze Yellow, Yellow Oxide, Naples Yellow Hue, Raw Sienna, Red Oxide, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Unbleached Titanium, Titanium White, Neutral Gray 5, Ivory Black, Mars Black, Silver, Gold, Bronze, and Copper.
Here’s another option for paints.
Amsterdam Paints (I love these paints too!)
The extra paints below are Amsterdam paints. If you buy the liquitex 48 pack, you can just use those colors, and if you buy the amsterdam pack, it comes with yellowish green.
(The Magic Glue) 8 oz bottle will work unless you want to have more later to make more paintings!
This is an affordable set that you can get on Amazon. I mostly use the 8 and 12 sizes.
Or you can buy the individual brushes at Dick Blick.
Wonder White, size 8 and size 12
Chalk- Any kind of white or colored chalk. We will use it like a pencil and sketch out our painting of the bike on to the painted black canvas.
Styrofoam plates or wax paper to use for your paint palette. ( This is for you to place all your paints on). You can use paper plates too but the paint soaks into the paper more.
All types of fun, colorful, patterned paper. Examples: scrapbook paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, whatever type of colors and patterns you love. We will use little bits of it in our flowers and books painting.
Paper titles of 3 of your favorite books. (You can print out book titles from your computer or find old used books for titles.)
Rags or paper towels to wipe off brushes.