How to Paint a 3D Simple Sculptural Rose
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How to Paint a 3D Simple Sculptural Rose

Use Cake Decorating Tips to Paint a Simple Sculpture Made Out of Literal Paint.
4.4 (28 ratings)
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9,478 students enrolled
Created by Ruth Collis
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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What Will I Learn?
  • Create a Simple Sculptural Rose using thick paint.
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~ Updated: December 10, 2015 ~

  • Learn what acrylic Thick Painting is
  • How to Bag & Squeeze the Paint
  • How to make the Rose & Leaves
  • How to Mask edges and make an Artistic Background
  • Where to buy Thick Paint in Volume
Who is the target audience?
  • All experience levels from beginning to advanced. This is just such a different style of painting, that shows how to know nothing about painting, yet make advanced forms easily.
  • For those who want to learn the "Thick Painting" style, for seniors, or for those who make time to paint or have a hobby; and for those living in the USA and Canada where cheaper paint prices are available. You can still get the thicker paint in other countries that carrry Liquitex mediums, or where paint companies will ship to your destination, but you will pay more.
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Curriculum For This Course
What is Thick Painting - Intro
2 Lectures 03:21

Thick painting is using paint that's very thick to make some fun stuff, like...

  • Swirling to make 3D flowers
  • Thick impasto tulips
  • Broomstick sized flowers
  • Press to make squishes with intricate lines all done in about a second
  • Use of cake tips to form sculptures
  • Make starfish texture
  • Trace templates to dry and transfer to a painting.

Dry on different layers to make a 3D rose. The fragmented looking glass bits look sharp but is really flexible paint. I will show you how to make a Simple Sculptural Rose.

Preview 02:46

Here are some safety measures to take in using cake decorating tips for paint in the studio. Please keep all tools out of the kitchen and do not use again for food.

Preview 00:35
Making the 3D Rose & Leaves
2 Lectures 23:24

The secret of how to get the paint thick is pretty easy.

Explanation of how to bag paint in an easy way, preparing to use cake decorating tips that form the rose. How to keep your tools from paint drying on them. Getting air out of the paint in bag. Demonstration of squeezing different shapes, what to avoid. How to get paint dried in half the time.

Preview 10:14

What brands of thick paint to use. Use of giant palette knife to mix paint with. How to get a point on the leaves that want to split. Shaping the paint into a rose shape and getting it to stay. Drying on different layers technique. How to glue a rose together. Extra different ways included as a bonus, to form a rose and what surfaces to try drying them on. Use of more than one color. Avoid paint drying in the cake tip.

Forming Leaves & Rose Shapes
Masking the Edges & Making an Artistic Background
2 Lectures 17:30

This video shows how to mask edges easily for a nice clean crisp look, and using the only tape that seems to work to keep paint from seeping underneath. Learn of ways to use the least amount of tape too without waste or hassle.

Preview 03:59

Description of lesson:

How to make an artistic background easy, placement of roses and leaves, how to squeeze stem lines of paint, how to cover mistakes, gluing the sculpture paint to the canvas, highlighting the rose and leaves, signing name, varnishing, and taking mask off for display.

Making an Artistic Background & Rose Placement
Buying Thick Paint in Volume
1 Lecture 07:12

Avoid getting thick paint with color already added for the price being higher. Mention of pricing per quantities. Where my secret bulk paint manufacturer is and how you can get 2-3 times the paint for the same price as in the craft store. What to use to just test if you like this style of painting. What to use if you want to stock up on thick paint for cheap in large quantities.

Showing the manufacturer online and taking one through the online buying process, how to find the thick paint easy so you know what to look for, and how to navigate and control contents of your cart. How to easily meet their low order minimums by buying in bulk, how to get an order total, how to get supplies not shown on their site but are available, manufacturer contact details given, and tips on getting complete orders.

Buying Thick Paint in Volume
2 Lectures 03:35

How to get downloadable files to open, getting the free software for that, installing, opening the Supplies List, what it looks like, how to click on links that I've already researched and found exact items I use, that take you right to the supply to order, so no hunting around for you. Extra bonus digitized color chart of the manufacturer that has more accurate colors than on their website currently.

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About the Instructor
Ruth Collis
3.9 Average rating
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3D Sculptural Painting Artist, Author, & Instructor

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I have explored what many mediums can do, painting my whole life and starting these fun textures before 1998. See examples of how these sculptural paintings have developed at my website that I also graphically designed. This "Thick Painting" style is made from using cool tools you might already have in your kitchen, & I have some pretty outrageous techniques to share so you can get fun effects. More about my experience:

  • Murals
  • Commissions
  • Certificate in Computer Graphics
  • AS degree
  • First painting as a business, was an international sale to Bristol, England
  • Developed drying on separate layers process for the fine art world.
  • .
  • Invented:
  • *3D Milky Way meteors (Aug 2016)
  • *Template designs to download, print out, and paint on - 2008
  • *"Braided Paint" - April 15, 2013
  • *First "Solid Round Ball Shape" from literal paint - April 28, 2013
  • *Developed "Peel Paintings" more in depth - March 14, 2015
  • *"Impasto Pieces" of paint you just glue on to a painting easy like a puzzle - July 8, 2015
  • *3D petal Rose with soft, no-poke thorns - Sept 9, 2015
  • *First ever free-standing coral sculpture that stays up without falling over, made entirely of thick acrylic paint. - Feb 29, 2016