My mom’s favorite flower was a rose or a crazy daisy. Because of this, I got good at painting roses when I was little. It’s one of the first flowers I learned to draw in fact, or was it a Tulip???? Oh well, you get the idea, anyway. I still don’t paint or draw them often though, so still almost always practice before I actually put them on any project so that I don’t have to redo them or spend a crazy amount of time.
Here is a video that I did live on Facebook with some general tips, hints and some inspiration of what to put them on.
Also a quick nod of thanks to Michael’s for giving my daughter something to do so that I could put a flower on some frames too!!! She took their Self Portrait Class on Zoom Live while I was working which was great because we were basically using the same materials! We bonded over it a little. Check out Michael’s FREE Online Summer Camp!!! The project my daughter did is displayed in the video. Their camp is called Camp Creations. You can view the available classes at https://www.michaels.com/camp-creativity.
- Paint (Desired color and kind…in this I use my kids’ water colors)
- Paper or project desired to paint on
- (The frames pictured above are from Michael’s and are Art Minds Brand unfinished wood that we then painted with acrylic paint. The Bunny toilet paper roll round design is glued on a colorful piece of cardstock wrapped around the cardboard insert that comes wtih the frame, and then it has Sharpie marker used for the face, hand and line of ears. The ladybug is a thick chipboard sticker, but I can’t remember where I got it for sure. It may have been Target???)
- Brushes (In this video I use a #2 Shader and #3 Round)
- Paper towels or a rag for clean up
- Safe painting space
Instructions just for the Rose Stamp look with Water Colors:
- Get all supplies ready. I suggest also watching the video through once first, then please feel free to play it back and practice with the video. J
- Once all supplies are out and ready, start practicing on some old scrap paper. There’s no use in wasting what doesn’t need to be wasted, right? J Start with a small dot or circle in the middle of where your flower will go.
- Then draw either 3 or 5 almost loops out from it. Continue to keep all loops going in the same direction and start the next layer of petals from the center of a previous round of petals center. (It’s a nature thing.) I also find working in circles helps achieve this as well.
- As the rounds progress, gradually flatten out the curves to tighten the petals together. This will provide you with the desired rose stamp look, and all will be unique with no replications.
It’s really that simple. You can also refer to the video for a couple of tips on using water colors to get the desired coloring and for alternative ways to orient your flowers, or add stems to them. For instance the green stem painted in the picture above was allowed to dry from what was done in the video and then I went back over the outline in a thicker paste of the same green watercolor.
Please feel free to visit our Facebook group and post pictures if you make a grocery bag holder. We would love to see what you come up with!!!
Have a great day, and keep creating!!