Gold, Glitter, & Gouache on Your iPad in Procreate + FREE Metallics and Gouache Brushes | Liz Kohler Brown | Skillshare

Gold, Glitter, & Gouache on Your iPad in Procreate + FREE Metallics and Gouache Brushes

Liz Kohler Brown, artist | designer | teacher | author

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9 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. Gold, Glitter, & Gouache on Your iPad in Procreate

      2:08
    • 2. Downloads Password + Brushes & Metallics

      2:54
    • 3. 6 Ways to Use Metallics

      6:58
    • 4. Adding Gold to Fonts or Lettering

      6:45
    • 5. Adding Painted Flowers and Leaves

      7:19
    • 6. Adding Gold Leaves and Berries

      6:27
    • 7. Adding Gouache Ferns

      8:01
    • 8. Adding Flowers and Berries

      7:06
    • 9. Adding Glittered Leaves

      8:04
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About This Class

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In this class, I want to show you how to combine gold, glitter, and gouache on your iPad to create unique and bold compositions.  I made all of the metallic textures you’ll need to immediately start using gold and glitter on your iPad. I created 3 types of glitter, and 6 types of gold that I want to share with you as free downloads when you take this class.

I also created 7 gouache brushes with varying levels of wetness and texture that you can download and import into Procreate.  I’ll show you how to use the brushes in combination with metallics to create bright and sparkling projects.

First, I'll show you:

  • some simple ways to start brining gold and glitter accents into your paintings
  • six different ways to use metallics as an accent
  • how to change the brightness and color of each metallic element

Next we’ll create a floral wreath with layered gouache flowers and ferns, then we’ll add gold leaves and berries, and add some gold to the text in the center.  I’ll show you how to add a shadow to your text to make the gold texture stand out on the page.

Then we’ll decorate a quote with a botanical menagerie of plants and flowers, and add glitter accents throughout the piece.  You could sell the finished pieces you make in this class as a digital download, or you could use the process to create a greeting card, art print, or desktop background.

All you need to take this class is your iPad and a stylus.  I’ll be using the Apple Pencil, but you could use any stylus, or even your finger.

You can get the class downloads here.  (the password is shown at the beginning)

Transcripts

1. Gold, Glitter, & Gouache on Your iPad in Procreate: Hi everyone. I'm Liz. I'm an artist, illustrator, and teacher. Today I wanted to show you how to combine gold, glitter, and gouache on your iPad to create unique and bold compositions. I made all of the metallic textures you need to immediately start using gold and glitter on your iPad. I created three types of glitter and six types of gold that I want to share with you as free downloads when you take this class. I also created seven gouache brushes with varying levels of wetness and texture that you can download and import into procreate. I'll show you how to use the brushes in combination with metallic to create bright and sparkling projects. First, we'll look at some simple ways to start bringing gold and glitter accents into your paintings. I'll show you six different ways to use metallic says an accent and show you how to change the brightness and color of each metallic element. Next, we'll create a floral leave with layered gouache, flowers, and ferns. Then we'll add gold leaves and berries and add some gold to the text in the center. I'll show you how to add shadow to your text to make the gold texture stand out on the page. Next, we'll decorate a quote with a botanical menagerie of plants and flowers. Then we'll add glitter accents throughout the piece. You could sell the finished pieces you make in this class as a digital download. Or you could use the process to create a greeting card, art print or a desktop background. All you need to take this class is your iPad. I'll be using the Apple pencil as my stylus, but you could use any stylus or even your finger. Let's get started. 2. Downloads Password + Brushes & Metallics: You can find all of the materials that I mentioned in this class, in the About section of the class page, and here is the password that you'll need to access that page. First, I want to show you how to get the glitter, gold, and brushes as a download onto your iPad, so that you can use it in Procreate. One note is that if you're using the Skillshare app, you won't be able to see this link, so, go ahead and leave the app and open a browser like Safari, Chrome or Firefox, and go to Skillshare and find this class, and then in the About section, you'll see the link. Once you click the link, it'll open up this new page and when you scroll down, you'll see a list of downloads. Each download will have a little button beside it where you can click to download it onto your iPad. I'm going to click that button and it'll open up a new browser tab with the glitter paper. Once the paper downloads, you can save it to your photos by clicking and holding and that'll open up a little option window here. You can click "Save image". That's going to save it to your photos. If you go to your photos, you can create an album. I created a Gold & Glitter album, and then drag all of these downloads into this album. That, especially, becomes important five, six months down the road, if you want to add some gold or glitter to something. It's a lot easier to find it if it's an album, whereas if it's just in your photo stream, it can easily get lost. The next download is the brushes. I'm going to close that page and scroll down to the brushes here. Same thing, we'll click the "Download" symbol, but then we'll get a different page for this one. You'll see the name of the brush and then you'll see Open in a program and More. So if you don't see the word Procreate here, just click "More", and then find Procreate, but if you do see that, go ahead and click "Procreate" and then it opens the program for you. So if I click on any document and click the brush symbol, you'll see down in your imported section, that Brush already shows up in the imported list. I like to create a new brush set. So if you click "New set" on the top here and name it, then you can go ahead and drag all of your gouache brushes into one place to make them a lot easier to find. 3. 6 Ways to Use Metallics: Now that we have all metallics and brushes accessible in Procreate, I want to go ahead and play around with these a little bit to show you a few different options for using the gold and glitter as accents. I'm going to go to my gallery and click the plus symbol and create custom size. I'm going to work with 8 by 8 inches at three hundred DPI. You can work at any size here. It really just depends on your final use is. The first thing I'm going to do is import one of my glitter pages onto this page. Click the tool symbol, click insert a photo, go to my gold and glitter album and click that glitter. Then I'm just going to make this a little bit bigger so it fills my whole page. Then on a new layer, I'm just going to do a solid color layer here. I'm going to choose a turquoise. I'll just click the layer and click fill layer. Now I have one turquoise layer and then the gold layer underneath it. You need to make sure in your Layers panel, you have your glitter layer underneath the turquoise layer. Next I'm going to draw some little branches so that we have some elements to play around with. So there I have one branch. I'm going to go ahead and duplicate that a couple of times so that we can do a few different options for each of these. Then I'll merge all three of those together and duplicate that. I want to do these bottom three in white. I'm going to go to my color palette, double-click white then go to that bottom row of three and swipe right. That's putting it in the alpha lock state so that I can only edit what I've already drawn. I'm going to click at one time and click fill layer. Then I've filled just those little branches with white. Now that I have the framework for these botanical elements set up, I'm going to go ahead and merge all three of those layers. Now I have the turquoise, white, and black on one layer, and the gold is beneath it. Now if I grabbed my eraser tool and I'll get my opaque smooth gouache brush. I'm going to zoom in to that first branch. Let me get a slightly smaller brush here, when I erase I'm revealing glitter. That's one option. Anything you erase on that layer will reveal glitter. If you want a different portion of the glitter, you can go to your glitter layer, click the Move tool, and move it around until you get to a place where you really like the glitter. For example, if we want something really shiny, you might do that. Then if you do that, then you have just glitter over here. So you'll need to insert another glitter paper in order to make up for that blank space. I'm going to go ahead and under that first glitter layer, insert a photo and put that same glitter paper back in. Then I'm going to go back to my turquoise layer and this time rather than erasing, let's do some drawing on top of this branch. I'm going to grab the opaque smooth brush with white. Let's get a slightly larger brush here. Now we have all of these little white berries and some of them are overlapping, so it gets a little confusing in that area. We can use our glitter, to make some little reflections here on the berries and that just helps show the viewer how these are overlapping with each other. Let's do one more option on this black piece. First I'm going to start out by doing the erasing method. Now I want to add some accents on top of that gold. I'm on my turquoise layer. I'm going to get my white again, and get the opaque smooth gouache brush. Just add in some little reflections on top of these gold berries. There's three fun options. You can do this with the branch being in one color and the berries being in another color or we could do the same idea, but have our branch be the same color as our berries. Then I'm going to use my eraser to come in and just adds some little reflections. On this next piece, let's just erase the berries so, you can see you get a really different look for the branch depending on what color you use for the actual stem portion. You get one look with black and gold and a totally different look with white and gold. You could really do this with any color. Any color that looks great with gold, you can combine this with your botanical elements. Let's do one last option on this one. I'm going to erase all of the berries, and then just add in some white accents. Sometimes it's nice to use the same color on the stem as you do for the reflection on the berries. There's a few different ways. We'll also cover some ways to work with text and some floral elements, but that's just a few ideas to get you started. 4. Adding Gold to Fonts or Lettering: Now that we've played around with a few different ways to work with glitter. Let's go ahead and make a piece using the gold swatches. I'll go to my gallery, create a new document custom size, and I'm going to use eight by eight inches again. The first thing I like to do is create a background. I think this squash looks really nice when you start out with a colored background. I'm going to go grab my large streaky semi drag wash brush on its largest size. I'm just going to paint the background and allow there to be a little bit of variation. You could go over this a couple of times if you want even more variation. I like to have just a little bit of streakiness in the background there. The next thing I'm going to do is put a quote in the center. I like to do the quote first, because I think it makes it easier to position the reef elements when you already have your quote. To do that, I'm going to go to the app pages and click the plus symbol to create a new document. I want to use a font, so I'm using the app pages, but you could certainly just write something if you like hand lettering or drawing. You could go ahead and write the text yourself. For this one, I'm just going to use a font though. First I'll type the words and then I'll do some formatting using the tools on the top of the keyboard here. I've changed the font on some of these, I made the name a little bit smaller and I centered this document. Then I'm going to go ahead and make this as large as it can be, and just take a screenshot by pressing the power button and the home button. Now if I go back to procreate tool symbol, insert a photo. Choose that screenshot. I'm going to go in and select the letters using the automatic selection tool. I'll click select Automatic and then I want to click one time and then drag my pen down. I'm watching the threshold here. I think at threshold of about 70 is good for text and that gets just the black and none of the white right around the edge of it. That's my goal. I don't want a write halo around my text. I just want to get the black. Depending on how you create your text, you may or may not have to do this step, but just in case you want to use a font, I want to show you how to do this. I've clicked every single black portion on this text, and I'm going to click the Copy button down at the bottom here and then I have this new layer and I wanted to check and be sure I don't have a white halo, so this looks good. Sometimes if your threshold is too high, you'll have a white halo. You may need to double check that if you're seeing some issues with your text. Now I can delete my original screenshot and size this text exactly as I want it to be in the center. I want to be sure that magnetic is selected anytime I'm resizing my text because I don't want to distort the proportion of my text. If I use free form, I can easily mess my text up. I'm going to grab magnetic and just make this small in the center. The first thing I like to do is go ahead and add in the gold to my text. I'm going to grab my freehand selection tool and just select this whole text section. Drag down three fingers and cut and paste. I'm cutting that off of my first layer onto a new layer. I'm going to move this down just a little bit. Then I want to find a nice piece of gold that I can use for this text. I'm going to go to insert a photo, Golden glitter. I want to use the smooths gold here, this piece right here. I'm going to zoom out and position this right over my texts. I'll move my text layer over it and I want to change the size and orientation of this so it captures the exact part of the goal that I want to use. That looks good to me. I like that there's a really bright portion in the middle and it fades out towards the end. I'm going to stick with that. I'm going to go to layer where it says, "Was first" Click it one time, select, then go to my gold layer and click the little duplicate button here. What that does is it duplicates just that portion of the gold that says was first. Now I have one layer of gold and one layer of black. One thing I like to do to make my text stand out just a little bit more, is go to the black layer and go up to the toolbar here and click the adjustments panel, then choose Gaussian blur. If I put down my pen and move it up a little bit, you can see the darkness is increasing, so it's just blurring that black texts which has beneath my gold. I just like to blur just a tiny bit and then grab the Move tool and just offset it a little bit. You don't have to do the offsetting part. This is totally up to you, but it makes it stand out just a little bit more. You can see the difference with and without the black. 5. Adding Painted Flowers and Leaves: Now that I have my text laid down, I want to go ahead and paint some of my gouache area. I'm going to create a new layer. I'm going to use the circle brush from the class downloads to just create a circle that I can use as a guide. With this brush you just have to click one time, and if it's too big, just make the brush a little bit smaller. If you're using the apple pencil, it will be pressure sensitive. It will also depend on how hard you're pressing. I'm going to make this a little bit bigger and I'm going to move it below my texts so I can really see what I'm doing here. You want to be sure if you're resizing this circle that you use magnetic, not the free form move tool. I'm happy with this placement. I can always adjust it a little later, but it's easier if you start with an accurate placement. I'm just going to reduce the transparency of this layer so I can see my painting a little bit easier. On a new layer, I'm going to grab the color that I want to use for my wreath. The first thing I like to do is just go in and use my opaque brush stroke or opaque smooth gouache to just draw some nice little lines all the way around. That will be like my central vine that all of my elements come off of. I'm happy with that. I'm going ahead and make my circle go away, my solid circle. Now I just have my vine. On a new layer, I'm going ahead and start drawing some little springs. These are going all the way around the wreath. When I work with this gouache, I like to always add a little bit of texture to everything I paint. I'm going to merge my new vine sprigs with my central vine. That's all on one layer. Then I'm going to swipe right to alpha lock that layer, double-click in the white space and grab my semi dry gouache brush, and then I can just come in and add a little bit of texture. That just makes it look less like a pure digital line. I really don't try to do this evenly. I try to keep it a little bit uneven so it looks more natural. Next I'm going ahead and add some little leaves to these sprigs. I'm going to create a new layer and I'm going to choose a different color for these sprigs. I'll use the opaque smooth gouache brush for this. I don't really like this one on the top, and this is the great thing about working digitally. We can just go in and erase that one. I just felt like it was a little bit too much branch. Now I'm going to my vine layer and just really carefully, just move that off the vine. That looks good, now I'm going ahead and add a little bit of variation to that layer. Same thing I did before, alpha lock. Grab a white and the dry gouache brush and just add a little bit of variation maybe to just a few of the leaves. I'm not even going to touch all of the leaves in this case. Now I'm ready to add in some flowers on a new layer. I'm going to grab that same turquoise color and just draw some little sprigs coming off the side for flowers. I'm going to use the opaque smooth brush for this. For these flowers, I'm going do a layering process. I'm going to use a few different colors and layer them on top of each other. I'll start with a couple pink petals and then grabs some other shades and layer those on top. I also like to create another layer below this flower so that I can add some petals just peeking out from behind. I'm going to bring my green layer above these petal layers, and just add in some little leaves on the bottom. Now that I'm happy with my flower. I'm going to merge all my pink layers together, alpha lock those and add a little dry gouache texture to the petals. I'm happy with that flower. I'm going ahead and duplicate that flower one time. Flip it, and let's use it on another part. Make it a little bit smaller so it doesn't look similar to that other one. Let's put that one down here, and then add a little bit of green leaves as well. Now I'm going do that same process. I usually only duplicate each flower one time. I'll create a few more unique ones and just duplicate those across the wreath. 6. Adding Gold Leaves and Berries: Now I'm going to add in my elements that will be decorated with gold. I'm going to have some little berries, that come off the side, and just three little white circles, as my berries. For my gold section, for this one, I'm going to paint a color that shows where I want my gold to be, then I can just select that color and drop in my gold. I'll go ahead and paint these berries and the leaves, and use this gold paint to signify where I want my gold texture to be. I'm putting this gold, the gold that's on the berries, and the gold that I'm drawing the leaves with, on the same layer. This is going to make it a lot easier when I add in my gold texture. I'm happy with that placement. I'm going to go ahead and import my gold. Insert a photo, go to my gold & glitter album. The one you choose depends on the look you're going for. There is a more smooth look, there's a brush stroke look, so it really depends on what elements you're working with, and how smooth you want the gold to be. I'm going to work with a more rough gold in this one. What I'm going to do is place this on my document, go to the selection tool, go to freehand and circle the gold area that I like. That looks good to me. I'm going to swipe down three fingers, cut and paste. Now I've got this gold piece on a new layer, and I can place it exactly where I want it to be on these gold elements. I can choose maybe one piece of gold, to go on these three elements, and then another piece to go on each one, really just depends on what look you're going for. But just take your time here and make sure the gold is placed exactly as you want it to be. I like to find areas of the gold where the color changes, like this one. This leaf is going to go from bright gold to dark gold, in that tiny little space. I like to find those little areas and then place them on my favorite elements. Just one note here about duplicating layers. If you need to bring in another piece of gold, just like this one, rather than duplicating it, it's actually better to go back and insert the photo again, because with Procreate, each time when you duplicate a layer, the quality of the image is reduced a little bit. It's actually better to place a brand new image than it is to duplicate layers. That's just one downside of Procreate to be aware of. I'm going to go ahead and get that same sheet of glitter and place it in here again, and then I can do the same process with all my other gold elements. I've double checked all of my berries that have the little gold mark and all of my leaves, and they're all placed on sections of the gold that I like. Now I can go to these gold sheet layers and just merge them all together on one sheet. Now I just have one layer, that's the sheet, and then I have the other layer, that's the gold elements. I'm going to put the gold sheet right below the gold elements. I'm going to click on the gold drawing, one time, and select. Now I'm selecting everything that I painted that's in gold. Now I can go to my gold layer and click this little duplicate button at the bottom here. That duplicated everything that was selected. If I remove my gold layer and remove my gold foil layer, then I have just this nice gold paint on all of the pieces. If there's anything that you don't like, you can always go back and redo a section. Just bring back that gold paint layer and do the same process, but just in that one little section. I'm happy with how this gold turned out, so I'm going to leave it as is. The only thing I'm going to add is a little bit of white vein decoration on each of these gold leaves. I'm happy with this piece as is, so let's call this piece finished. 7. Adding Gouache Ferns: Now that we've looked at the basic method for adding in some gold texture into a piece, let's do a slightly more complex project with a lot of layering and a lot of different ways of using the glitter. I've started out here in the exact same way I started the other piece. This is an eight by eight canvas, and I've got the text on its own layer, and I did this in the exact same way using pages, taking a screenshot and then selecting the text and moving it to its own layer. I'm going to go ahead and start by adding in a background color. I'm going to use this peachy pink color with large streaky semi dry brush, and I also like to add sometimes a little accent square on top of the background layer. You could do a bright color, let's use that color, just to give the text a little bit more of an accent, then when we bring in our botanical elements, the quote is really highlighted in the center. It also gives it a nice squash look. You get that realistic looking brushstroke in the background. I want to first add the glitter to my text, I'm going to insert a photo, go to gold & glitter, and let's use that first paper. I'm going to move it below my quote. I actually have that text all on one layer right now, and I need to separate the two words here that I want to be in gold. I want this word and this word to be in gold. I want to select both of those and move them to a new layer. I'm going to get my selection tool, select free hand, circle around the first word, click the plus symbol, circle around the second word, click the little dot to set that selection, and then drag down three fingers, cut and paste. Now, I've got those two words on their own layer and the rest of the text on a different layer. I'm going to place the glitter paper exactly where I want it to be with these two words, and as I look at this paper I like how mistakes looks there, but I wish there was a slightly brighter portion like this portion was on accidents. When I'm on that paper layer, I'm going to click the free-hand selection tool and select a big area, grab the move tool, and then just move that piece of the glitter paper down. Then I've got that nice sparkly area right on that word that I like. I can go back to my text layer that says mistakes and accidents, click on that, click select, go back to my glitter layer, and click the copy button here. Then I can make my glitter layer invisible and move my new glitter layer on top of the black. I'm going to do the same thing we did last time, I'm going to get the black layer, go to the adjustments panel, get the Gaussian blur, and just get a little bit of black behind that text. I'm thinking that blurring doesn't look as good with this one. Instead of the blurring, let's just do a slight offset first, and then a tiny bit of blurring with the Gaussian blur. Then we get a nice dark line to help that glitter really stand out. You can see the difference here without the black and with the black. It's much easier to read. Next, I'm going to start bringing in some plant elements. I'm going to start with a dark green, and I'm going to bring in some little leafs and branches from the side. I'm trying to always keep these curved. I'm using my opaque smooth gouache brush, trying to always keep this line curved. I don't like the branches when they come straight out from the side, they just look a little fake that way. I'm trying to always be aware of the curve of my brushstroke. I'm also trying to balance the brush strokes against each other. If I do one curve this way, the next curve I'll do the other way. I don't want the length of these or the curves to be similar. That's what ends up making it look a little bit contrived. I'm also trying to not make things too symmetrical. If I do a long one on this side, I'll do a shorter one on the other side, and if I do two on this side, I'll do one on the other. Just thinking about those little ways of balancing can really help your piece look more realistic and natural. Next, I'm going to come through with the same brush and do some leaves. Just like we did last time, I'm really being aware of the curve of each leaf, and I'm trying to add a lot of variation in the length of the leaf and the direction that it's facing. I don't want each leaf to be going in the same direction. Now, I'm going to alpha lock that layer, and go in with a white or light green with my semi dry gouache brush, and just add a little bit of variation. I'll do that on selected leaves just to add a little bit of contrast and change of color throughout these leaves. First, I'm going to do this with a lighter color, and then I'm going to do the exact same thing with a darker color. That's going to add in a lot of variation to these leaves. 8. Adding Flowers and Berries: Next I want to add in some little white flowers. I'm going to let the stems of those be black. I'm going to a new layer and I'm just going to choose a few areas with the Opaque Smooth Gouache brush. A few areas that need a little bit of white. This is one type of flower that I really like to paint with the Gouache brushes. If you're into painting Gouache flowers, I have a whole class on painting modern florals and Gouache. I'm just going to cover this one flower type today but there are a ton of other types of flowers that you can paint with these brushes. Check out that class if you want to try it. I'm going to use the Opaque Brushstroke Gouache for this one. I like this brush because it has a little bit of a texture to it. You can see when you draw a little line you get a nice brush stroke edge on the top. What I like to do is start by just drawing my general brush shape, and then use the texture of that brush to create my petals. I turn my Canvas each time, because only one side of the brush has that effect. I need to have the brush at that specific angle if I want to get that nice brushstroke effect. Now that I have my white layer down, I'm going down with another color, and just add in an accented center here. I'm going to do the exact same process that I just did, but I'm going to use just a smaller version of that inside these flowers. Now I'm going to do one more layer in between those two layers with a brighter pink color. I'm just going to let this layer peak out from under the other layers. It's just a little accent for that layer, and I'm just going to let it peak out in some places not the entire star shape. Next, I want to add a little bit of stem in the middle or stamen in the middle of this, and these are going to have little gold dots on the top. I'm going to be keeping in mind as I draw these with the Opaque Smooth Brush on a small size. I'm keeping in mind. I want to leave a lot of space for those gold dots. I'm trying to put these far apart, so my gold has plenty of space. Now I'm going to go to a new layer and grab that gold color, and these dots are going to be exactly where my glitter will show up. I'm just thinking exactly how I want the glitter to be, and then drawing those little circles, and that'll be my selection later on for the glitter paper. I also want to add in some little leaves with some gold. I'm going back to the layer where my stems are and grab a pure black and just map out some little leaves for each leaf. One easy way to fill if you do a big shape like this, just totally close the shape and then drag your color in and it'll totally fill up that space for you. That's one easy way to fill in a big area at once. But you can see if it doesn't totally enclose the space, it'll just fill the whole Canvas so you have to make sure you're totally enclosing that space before you drop the color. Now that I have the leaves ready, I can go back to my gold layer, get that gold color again. Now when I draw these, they're on the same layer as my glittered dots will be. I'm putting all of this gold stuff on the same layer, and that's going to make applying the glitter a lot easier later on, especially when you get 20 elements on this page, it can get a little bit confusing. Just be sure to keep your layers in order and keep an eye on where this gold layer is. Next I'm going to add in some little pink, red berries and put some little gold accents on each one. I'm going to a new layer, get my black, and just draw some branches throughout this Canvas. Now on a new layer above that layer, I'm going to grab my peach red color and just come in and do these big oval berries here. Now I'm going back to my gold layer, and on each of these little springs, I'm just going to add one little reflection dot where my glitter will show up. 9. Adding Glittered Leaves: Now, I'm going to stay on my gold layer and I'm going to add in some pieces that are just pure gold leaves. For these, I'm just going to use the same gold paint on our same layer that we're doing all our other gold elements. Do a nice little curved stem, and then just a little leaf silhouette. I don't want this glitter to overlap the veins of that flower, so I'm going to grab my selection tool and select that piece, and just move it over here. You can see I'm taking my flower vein with me. That's totally fine, that's really easy to redraw. I'll just come in with my eraser here, and remove it from that leaf, and then I can really easily just redraw it on this piece. I think that's enough glitter leaves. The last thing I'm going to add in is some black leaves to just fill in my blank spaces. Solid leaves are really good filler because no matter what size space you need to fill in, it's really easy to just use solid leaves for that. I'm just going to do a few leaves, some will be single leaves and some will have the second leaf coming off the side, and I'll just do a few of those to fill in my empty spaces here. It's okay to have a few empty spaces, you don't have to fill in every single space, but I like to at least have the main parts of the canvas filled in. Then let there be just a little bit of negative space and random spots. Then, I'm going to go back to my gold layer and just add some nice little veins on each of these leaves. I'm happy with this layout, but this is the time if there's anything you want to change, you can do that. For example, if you don't like where that leaf is, just go to that layer, get your freehand selection tool, select that item, and then use your move tool to move it around. This is the time to really take your time, look at the composition and make sure you're happy before you start placing all your glitter paper down. I'm going to create a new layer, insert a photo, go to my golden glitter page, and I think I'm going to use the extra sparkly one here. I think I'm going to use part of it in this upper left corner, so I'm using the brightest parts. Then, I'm going to insert the same picture in different areas of the canvas, so just the one thing to be aware of is that you're not accidentally putting a seam on an element. Like this seam where the two papers meet, you wouldn't want that to cut into one of your leaves. You're just looking at all of the gold pieces and thinking about how each one is positioned on the paper. We're going to do that top right corner here, and now I'm going to just keep doing that same process until I've got everything I want to have covered and glitter-covered. You can use this little rotate tool here. You can also change where this is on the page, so we can move this up one layer if you want it to be on top of the previous layer. Let's say you get this positioned in a nice place here, but then you don't like that dark area there; that's no problem, you can just grab your selection tool, cut out that dark area, and then swipe down three fingers and cut. Now, that whole area with the gold has some nice bright glitter, and this area has it as well. I think I'm happy with that, I can always change it later on. I'm going to go to my gold paint layer, actually first, I want to merge all of my glitter paper layers together so they're all in one layer. Then, I want to click that paint layer one time, click ''Select'', go back to my glitter layer, and use that copy tool, remove the glitter paper, remove the paint layer, and then I have a really nice bright sparkly glitter throughout the whole piece. Let's go ahead and call this piece finished. Although there's one last touch you could do, which is changing the color of the glitter. I'm going to go to hue saturation brightness, and you can increase the brightness of the glitter. Let's say you want something really bold and bright, you could bring up the brightness a little bit. You can also change the color, so if you wanted a pink glitter on this one, or maybe a blue glitter would be nice. Just take some time to play around and see what kind of colors and brightness work best for your personal style. I'm going to go ahead and call this piece finished. I hope you enjoyed this class and that you feel excited to start using metallic sink wash in your paintings. If you liked this class, you may like some of my other classes where I cover a lot more ways to design and paint on your iPad, and how to paint realistic watercolors using the downloadable brushes I created. Check those out on my profile if you want to see more. Also, I share a lot of free downloads on my site. 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