Flower Tutorial

I keep seeing textured paintings in stores and on the internet.  I decided to purchase tissue paper from the dollar store, the same one that people use for gifts. I also purchase the largest canvas that I could find, also from the dollar store. The size is 16 inch by 20 inch.  I wanted to do a demo painting first before I did a larger one. This  painting turned out to be very easy to do, and very forgiving.
Now I can do something on a larger scale.

Supplies Needed for Art Tutorial

16 x 20 inch canvas
Tissue paper
Yellow and green paint or colors mix your own colors
Paint brushes
White school glue.
A pallet for mixing paint you can also use a clean Styrofoam meat tray.
Two plastic cups with water for cleaning brushes
Paper towels for clean up, or mistakes in my case

If you wish to watch the video here is the link


Tutorial  for Textured flower Painting


Fig. 2


 Fold the tissue paper in half.


Fold it in quarters.


Fig. 4


Cut the bottom to separate the paper and cut the top to add a curve.


Fig. 5


 Accordion fold the paper, I found single sheets of paper easier to handle than the double sheets.


Fig. 6
Do a total of three, one for each flower in various sizes.
Be sure to make extra just in case you want to make the flower fuller.


Fig. 7
Use white Elmer school glue to adhere the paper to the canvas.


Fig. 8


Add equal amounts of water and glue in a small container and use a paint brush over the tip of the tissue paper to flatten it out.


Fig. 9


Make sure it adheres to canvas
Let it dry completely


Fig. 10


Use yellow acrylic paint for the flowers. Graduate the color darker yellow at the bottom and lighter on top.
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Splatter yellow paint. See fig. 14 for instructions.


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Use green paint, starting from the bottom add lots of water to let it drip to the top.
 Be sure to tilt the canvas so the green can travel to the top of the flower.
Mean while you still have green paint on the brush splatter the green paint on the canvas.
Fig. 13
This picture show the flowers completed.


Fig. 14

Process to splatter paint. Make sure when you mix the paint that it is very watery, you need the paint to drip.Use the top paint brush to tap the bottom brush the paint will drip.

Fig. 15


Using a thin liner brush and yellow paint do the stems of the flower. Then using a very light green paint the right side of the stem to add shading to the stem. This will give it a more 3 dimensional look. I also added a little bit more green to the base of the flower.


fig. 16

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