Happy Friday friends!
A couple of weeks back, I was commissioned to do some artwork....awesome! I had to paint poinsettias..hmnnn.....not so awesome!
.....I had never painted these before, but since am always up for a challenge... I took it up!
The first step was to spend some quality time with my sketchbook instead of my husband! After a few disappointing tries, I finally made it ! Since I paint extremely wet..maintaining the form of the poinsettia without loosing the shape of the leaves was the most difficult part of this painting....but practice always gets you there.
I tried this using different shapes, but my favorite was this square shape and the circle. You can use 'post it' notes to mask and I believe you get them in sheets too...I got to know about that after I was done. But I think that would make this really easy ..just punch or die cut the shape and you have a mask ready!
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This is really easy to do freehand, but if you are not comfortable, you could use a poinsettia stamp and go from there... which ever way you choose..please give this one a try ..paint some poinsettias for your family and friends this Christmas!
Thanks for joining me today..have a wonderful weekend!