Mad Painter’s Lab: Session 4

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Follow Your Art

There are a lot of things happening in this project.  Learn how to combine a funky background with traditional painting and shapes.  Learn how to use glitter paint to make your project go wild.

Here is your pattern PDF:

Follow Your Art PDF: Includes: photo, supply list, instructions, line work

The lessons are divided into smaller segments so you can easily find topics.  I recommend that you watch the lessons in numerical order so you can see the project from start to finish. Of course, you can always go back and watch them over as many times as you need to in order to grasp the skill being demonstrated. The time it will take to watch each video varies from lesson to lesson, and is shown in parenthesis () after each video link.

It is recommended that you let the video load completely in the browser window before you attempt to play it.  Be patient, this may take a few minutes.  It will depend on the speed of your computer and the speed of your internet connection.

NOTE: To view each video, click on the links below. The video will open in a new window. Close the window to return to this page.

Video 1: Intro, Basecoating, Pulling Color in Background (8:10)

Video 2: More Background Colors (6:31)

Video 3: Background Stencils, Background Wash (6:08)

Video 4: Shading Edge, Decoupage Layer(6:57)

Video 5: Branch, Base Owl, Shade(7:38)

Video 6: Dry Brush Chest, Wings, Base Owl Parts and Shade(9:02)

Video 7: Shade Around Owl, Add Heart (6:50)

Video 8: Dry Brush Moon, Leaves, Gel Clings (14:02)

Video 9: Branches, Words, Glitter Paint, Stars (10:59)

Hope you will try some of these ideas in your painting projects.  Think of all the objects the owl could be holding.  There are so many possibilities.  Go extreme glitter for a day.  It’s fun!