Paint 3D Ribbon Roses
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Paint 3D Ribbon Roses

Add 3-Dimensional Roses to Your Art Made of Thick Acrylic Paint
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Created by Ruth Collis
Last updated 3/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 13 articles
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Know the tools that will make your 3D paintings
  • Know how to get various Ribbon Rose shapes
  • Know what many uses you can apply this one method to
  • Know how to get glass looking edges with flexible soft paint
  • How to get ideas from the "Imagination Tray"
  • Assemble some sort of art form with the roses shapes
  • Get the free Acrobat reader to open digital handouts & clickable links to supplies
  • Willingness to invest time to learn the course, get supplies, and experiment

This course is for those who want to learn a fun new way of painting and all about how to make Ribbon Roses out of thick acrylic paint for sculptural 3D painting. On one end of the Ribbon Rose is the end of a cane walking stick look, and the other side, a rose. This course covers a multitude of ways to get the Ribbon Rose shapes through video examples and handout charts on: 

  • Ways to Roll the Ribbon Roses for Different Looks

  • How to get the Glass Edges Look

  • Using the "Imagination Tray" to get Ideas

  • Painting Demo on using the Palette Knife Technique

  • Supply List

Who this course is for:
  • For those who have taken the Simple Sculptural Rose pre-requisite
  • Those who want to learn & apply 3D painting skills
  • Those who dreamed of being able to paint with dimension but never knew how
  • Those who want a fun new way to paint and bored of the usual
  • Retirees who would invest in quality supplies and materials for a fun hobby
  • Crafters wanting to increase 3D value in their art
  • Anyone who wants to knock someone's socks off in amazement of all that can be made from just paint
Course content
Expand all 40 lectures 01:50:24
+ Intro
6 lectures 00:31

Welcome to the course and see how to take part in the course community.


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Preview 00:09

This is about Who I am as Ruth Collis: my experience, why I'm teaching this class, and why I'm the best instructor for you.

Preview 2 pages

Short comparison of cheaper thick paint to get in larger quantities than what is sold in the craft stores, and find the Paint Conversion Measurements to be of use when ordering from different countries. Convert millimeters and ounces to what you understand and how big that is.

Paint Price Comparison
2 pages

This is a paint chart you can order from Nova Color and get larger amounts of paint for better prices.

Preview 1 page

Your first exercise will be to get the larger quantity and cost savings thick paint for yourself.

Exercise: Order the Thick Paint
+ What is the Ribbon Rose?
8 lectures 10:05

Know the difference between the Cane Swirl end and the Rosette end of the Ribbon Rose, and what the secret is to making these cool 3-dimensional roses out of thick paint.

Preview 01:25

Keep tools used for paint out of the kitchen and not used for food items. Clean separately.

Preview 1 page

Learn of a better surface to make your practice roses that is bigger and easier to move and handle. Know the process for getting these easy ribbon rose shapes.

A Bigger Drying Layer

Learn how to not run out of tools on hand and a few different solutions for the rose made of paint look.

The Tool You'll Need to Make These Ribbon Roses

Learn how to manage smaller roses that are harder to stick together at the end than bigger roses.

Preview 01:03

Try to avoid bubbles on either side of the rose by learning various ways this can be hidden from sight.

Dealing with Bubbles

Learn inventive ways to get the glue to hold these ribbon roses together until the paint dries long enough.

Getting the Glue to Hold

This section teaches the secret to making the ribbon rose from paint, how to dry, form, and glue it into shape, using a bigger surface to practice on and how to move it easily.

You also know what tools to use and why it's important to get many of the same tool to keep your creativity flowing and not let the paint dry out.

You learned tips on handling shorter-smaller ribbon roses versus longer-bigger ones, how to deal with bubbles in the paint, and ways to hold the rose to glue together without having to hold it in your hand for hours.

Preview 00:27

This tests the knowledge of how to recognize what a Ribbon Rose is.

What the Ribbon Rose Is
1 question
+ How to Form the Ribbon Rose
9 lectures 28:31

PDF of ways to roll the Ribbon Rose made of paint. The image inside the document is left at a bigger file size so you can zoom in some to see detail.

Ways to Roll the Cane Swirl - Chart
1 page

Use the best side outward and get different looks for the thick as well as skinny edge of the Ribbon Rose.

Thick Versus Thin Edge

See all the different ways to roll the Ribbon Rose so you can get a whole bunch of different effects.

Roll Flat, Protruding, or Concave

Know advanced rolling methods that are now easy based on your earlier knowledge of forming rose shapes, and learn how to get a bigger sized rose too.

Advanced Rolling - Mixing 2 Methods

Here's an example of a cool rose bulb looking shape by pulling tight as you wrap and one shown rolling loose.

Pull-Tight Bulb vs Rolling Loose

Take photos of your creations to keep using your paint strips for other ideas and still remember the neat ones you came up with. Adding a 2nd color could make a neat center swirl.

Preview 02:26

Cutting the paint makes whole different edges for a choppy look, than forming bumpy ripples to begin with.

Choppy or Bumpy Look

This practice exercise will get you to discovering what neat Ribbon Rose shapes you would like to try.

Exercise: Form Your Own Ribbon Roses
+ How to Get the Glass Edges Look
3 lectures 07:30

This video tells the secret of how to get the glass edges look on a Ribbon Rose, some of it's uses, and lifespan.

Getting the Glass Edges Look

Get practice at making your own glass edges look and feel the wonders of this soft flexible thick paint, while making some fun classy designs for Ribbon Roses.

Exercise: Make Your Own Glass Edges
+ How to Get Ideas from Using the "Imagination Tray"
4 lectures 04:53

See how the "Imagination Tray" can boost tremendous ideas from your imagination by rearranging and playing with these fun Ribbon Rose shapes. Beware: your spouse may take over with how fun this is!

Templates of Heart Ideas
Templates of Heart Ideas Download
15 pages

You now know how the "Imagination Tray" can boost your creativity immensely, have downloaded idea templates to try, and have learn how to not forget what you just discovered by using what tool?

Preview 00:14

This exercise will get your creative imagination rolling to make some great Ribbon Rose creations and is quite fun, maybe even more fun than making a painting. You decide.

Exercise: Make Your Own Photos from the Imagination Tray
+ PAINTING DEMO: Using Palette Knife - ("Protruded Flowers")
8 lectures 32:05

This lesson shows how to use the palette knife to get a wispy artistic background look, how to get the control of a palette knife to work for you, and how to go about choosing some of your colors for adding 3D sculptural paint pieces on top.

Preview 06:23

Prevent paint-squeezing mistakes, learn from one of my screw-ups caught on film, and discover a secret but simple way to eliminate the fear of screwing up.

Separate Drying Layer

3D painting mistakes are made easy with this one method to prevent ruining a painting and to ease your mind.

Dealing with Screwups

Discover an easy way of placing 3D flowers, and the benefits of this way of arranging.

Placing Stems & Flowers

How to get a natural look with placement, covering mistakes easy, and what archival glue to use.

Gluing & Leaves

Prevent glued looks and learn a few ways to prevent forgetting where you placed things as you go about gluing them down. See the most lifted-off-the-surface version of impasto in history where you can put your finger right under a leaf to the other side!

Extra Gluing Tips

Be able to make an easy background with the palette knife, pick colors that look good together, know the dangers of air bubbles, how to have no fear about making a mistake, and some ways to go about using archival glue to placing these 3D paint items.

Preview 00:24

Attached here are all the supplies linked for easy finding, from the "Protruded Flowers" painting demo.

"Protruded Flower" Supply List
3 pages
1 question
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 01:46

Review what was covered, discussion area, provide feedback, get your certificate.


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