~ Updated January 17, 2017 ~
This course is about painting poppies with thick acrylic paint and making them 3-dimensional by using cake decorating tips!
Some benefits of why you should take this poppy course:
The course is structured by telling how to make each part of the poppy including where to get materials, preparing a setup for successful flow of creation, getting the poppy shapes, and a simple drying technique that enables arrangement and envisioning. Find how to get an artistic background done easy, what archival glue is used, and making easy fun poppy centers.
The type of audience interested in this course would be:
Click to take this course and see how you can make a 3D poppy painting easily!
This video covers the welcome, overview of the course, how to set up for good work flow, getting the poppy shapes, making a background, arranging and placement of the poppies, and review.
Download a digital chart for some good student paints to know what you are ordering ahead of time in getting that fairly close shade. This digital paint chart has more exact paint colors than on their website. You can request a hand-dipped chart from this manufacturer too. This is mostly for those who live in the USA.
If you're in the USA, learn where to get the thick paint cheaper than in the stores, and see some paint price and size comparisons. If you live outside the USA, you can still learn of some ideas on where to get thick paint.
This is a PDF download where you can click on the link and go right to the page for ordering this thick paint you can get in volume and for cheaper price than in the stores.
Learn how practice sheets will help you:
See how you can...
Set up pastry bags with tips secured in them before mixing paint so paint doesn't dry on you while putting these together. Learn how to set a bag up to prevent air bubbles later.
Learn a different way to put paint in a pastry bag to reduce air bubbles for making the best squeezed shapes. This may not be conventional, but may work better.
Learn a painter's approach to squeezing stems and leaves for these easy poppies. See an unconventional way to get these neat leaf shapes.
View results of the dried poppies, pick good shapes out, and learn two big tips on how to speed the drying time for handling.
Test your knowledge of a few different ways you can dry thick acrylic paint faster.
See how the dried poppy shapes turned out, learn two ways to dry paint faster, a bit on arranging the poppies on canvas and envisioning placement.
See how to make an artistic background with a pulsating, rhythmic appeal, what colors were used to make the poppies stand out, painting a deeper edge canvas, and how to dry even the background faster if you don't want to wait.
After this lesson, you will know how to get all the poppy elements into place and adhered to the painting with an archival glue.
See how to get some good center stamen shapes for the poppy and discover this easy sneaky way to add a large cake tip to a full bag of paint without having to re-mix the whole bag.
See how to add highlights for depth in dimension, a neat outlining idea for the poppy petal edge, and see how to minimize brush lines in varnishing.
The Supply List is already linked for you and suggestions are given on what stores to get them at nearby you.
Review what was covered, getting your certificate, sharing your work, and providing feedback.
Continue ways to learn thick 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: