~ Updated February 16, 2016 ~
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:
Welcome to the course and see how to take part in the course community.
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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.
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.
This is a paint chart you can order from Nova Color and get larger amounts of paint for better prices.
Your first exercise will be to get the larger quantity and cost savings thick paint for yourself.
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.
Keep tools used for paint out of the kitchen and not used for food items. Clean separately.
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.
Learn how to not run out of tools on hand and a few different solutions for the rose made of paint look.
Learn how to manage smaller roses that are harder to stick together at the end than bigger roses.
Try to avoid bubbles on either side of the rose by learning various ways this can be hidden from sight.
Learn inventive ways to get the glue to hold these ribbon roses together until the paint dries long enough.
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.
This tests the knowledge of how to recognize what a Ribbon Rose is.
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.
Use the best side outward and get different looks for the thick as well as skinny edge of the Ribbon Rose.
See all the different ways to roll the Ribbon Rose so you can get a whole bunch of different effects.
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.
Here's an example of a cool rose bulb looking shape by pulling tight as you wrap and one shown 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.
Cutting the paint makes whole different edges for a choppy look, than forming bumpy ripples to begin with.
This practice exercise will get you to discovering what neat Ribbon Rose shapes you would like to try.
This video tells the secret of how to get the glass edges look on a Ribbon Rose, some of it's uses, and lifespan.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
3D painting mistakes are made easy with this one method to prevent ruining a painting and to ease your mind.
Discover an easy way of placing 3D flowers, and the benefits of this way of arranging.
How to get a natural look with placement, covering mistakes easy, and what archival glue to use.
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!
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.
Attached here are all the supplies linked for easy finding, from the "Protruded Flowers" painting demo.
Review what was covered, discussion area, provide feedback, get your certificate.
Continue ways to learn thicker painting with these resources and discoveries.
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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: