Thursday, November 19, 2015

More painted poppies

Today I have a set of cards using some purple painted poppies. Yes, I am addicted to painting them!

 I sent these cards out in packages last week and have received some questions about them from the recipients. In my hast to get them mailed, I missed photographing one of the five individually...whoops!


              



First, I follow the painting technique shown in THIS video by Ioana to create the blooms. It does appear that allowing for dry time between each petal works best. ARRGGGHH!
For these, I used Acrylic paint as well as Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.
After the blooms are dried I go back in and add stems and various green grass stokes, leaves and splatter....I'm still working on the composition of everything!  That's the fun of learning:))

I added the Sentiment at the base and tied some gold thread in various ways..I'm a bit schizophrenic in finishing things off.

Painting the blooms is very therapeutic and relaxing to me, I often make several card fronts at a time.
I encourage anyone interested, to have a look at Ioana's video and give it a try.
Please share your results, I'd LOVE to see what you create:)


Thanks for stopping by!


LauraJane:)

11 comments:

  1. I am happy to be one of the recipients!!! You're so talented. I'll definitely have to try :) Thank you for sharing!

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  2. These are the prettiest yet, Laura Jane! ADORE this colorway!

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  3. Wow, these are fabulous. You are one talented woman!

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  4. These are beautiful. Thanks for the tips and pointing us to Ioana's video. I will check it out.

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  5. Wonderfully painted poppies!! They all look so stunning...wish I could have one! ;)
    Suchi xx

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  6. absolutely gorgeous! thanks for sharing the video--I certainly will check it out

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  7. Each and every one of these are beautiful and frame worthy!!

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  8. Oh WOW! These are all so pretty!!!! Great job!

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  9. Beautiful! I followed your links and made my own little painting yesterday! I love your cards!

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  10. These are so beautiful! Love the dimension and the soft and loose look that you have achieved! You're amazing!

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Simply splendid to hear from you!

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