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Home Decor - Learn to make Contemporary Flower Painting with homemade texture paste & Gold Leaf

teacher avatar Puja Modi, Visual Artist

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Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. About this class

    • 2. Preparing the canvas for painting

    • 3. Using texture paste to make the design

    • 4. Colour shading on the base

    • 5. Flower shading and painting pt1

    • 6. Painting the borders

    • 7. Flower shading and painting pt2

    • 8. Applying the gold leaf

    • 9. Final touches

    • 10. Sealing the artwork

    • 11. Conclusion

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About This Class

We love to decorate our home with our own hands so in this class, I am sharing the step by step process to make this contemporary wall art piece. This class is perfect for art beginners or even for the people who just want to try something different from regular chores of day to day life. In my artworks, I always love to use different techniques and materials to provide a unique look to the simple art designs and they are budget friendly too.

To enroll in this course, you do not need any prior experience in art. The design I have used is very simple and have shared very easy color shading techniques which anyone can try out. Feel free to select any other design of your choice and once you learn the process you can use the same technique for any other artwork as well.

Let’s see what you are going to learn from this course:

  • Canvas preparation
  • Making texture paste at home with easily available materials
  • How to apply texture paste on designs
  • Painting and shading with acrylic colors
  • Working with Gold leaf efficiently
  • How to seal you art work with some tips and tricks.

I am sure you are excited to take this course and make the artwork for your home décor.

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Puja Modi

Visual Artist



My name is Puja. I am a fusion artist and love to create Artifacts combining different techniques and art forms. For me, Art is a meditation as I get completely involved into the art making process and can remain focused for hours without any efforts.

To provide a 3D look and some variation in my artworks, I always try to include different materials which are easily available in the market. I'm passionate to create folk, traditional, contemporary, mural and spiritual artworks. I'm always looking forward to try out distinct and unique art forms to express my creativity. I also like to create DIY projects by recycling materials.

According to me, Art is a also a therapy to become stress free and through this platform I would be sharing the detailed process of vario... See full profile

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1. About this class: Hello and welcome to this course. My name is Puja, and in this course I will be sharing the entire process to make this contemporary wall artpiece, I always loved to use different materials and techniques in my artwords to provide unique look to the simple art designs. I have used homemade texture paste to provide 3D look and have highlighted it with the gold leaf to enhance the beauty of this art piece. For taking up these course, you don't need any prior experience in art. I have used very simple flower design and have shared very easy color shading techniques in this class. Since I made two similar paintings, I split the flower design into two so that it can be hanged together. Feel free to select any design of your choice. And once you learn the entire process, you can use the same technique for creating any other hard work. Let's see what you are going to learn from this course. Canvas preparation, Making texture paste at home with easily available materials. How to apply texture paste on designs, Painting and shading with acrylic colors, working with gold leaf. And last but not the least, how to seal your artwork with some tips and tricks. This class is perfect for art beginners or even for the people who want to try something different from regular chores of day-to-day life. I am sure you are now excited to make this artwork for your home decor. So see you in the class. 2. Preparing the canvas for painting: In this video, we will prepare canvas for the painting with the easily available materials. The materials required for preparing Canvas would be DR. BOB plaster of Paris, white glue or fabric goal, water, brush, measuring spoon and a bowl. Let's start. Take one tablespoon of blue and add those spoons of water to it, mix it properly using wooden stick, odd spoon. Gradually add BOB do water blue mixture to make smooth based. I am adding those spoons first and we'll mix it to check the consistency. Afterwards. Add one spoon at a time and mix it again. The base should not be too runny or to take as well. Totally I have added for splints of BOB, but it depends on the blue you are using. If your glue is tick, you might need less. Bob. The finally, the base should be like this, with no lumps in it. I am using stretched canvas of 16 by 20 inches. We even start a blind based on the Canvas revolt starting if you want, you can go over the tabletop with some plastic sheet on all tablecloth to avoid any mess. Using brush, start a blank The based on their Canvas, make sure you apply only in one direction so that when it dries, it will look clean. Applying this paste as a base will provide some strength to the canvas and also must be not absorbed too much of color when we being dude, applied all over. And you will notice at few sports you have to apply another group. It should be evenly applied all over. Vile doing. If you see any bristles of the brush, just take it out before it dries. Do a blend. This based on the sites of the GAN was just keep same height objects on the gardeners to elevate it. Be not put anything in the center because it might make your cameras lose. Apply it on all the sites of the gun was property. The mixture should be enough for preparing one GAN was of this size. Let it dry overnight and then we will move to the next step. 3. Using texture paste to make the design: In this video, we will meet outline of the design using homemade texture based in a small group. I have around two tablespoon of Marbury Boulder. You can use Dr. cluster of berries as well. If you have just so even that can be used. Now I'm adding fabric going to go make a text-based. Do not add more modern because we need very text-based and there may be Greg's if you use water, mix it properly, do have a lung Fleet Based. How much fairly going is needed, depends on the thickness of the fabric for you are using. Just add little by little and mix it properly to check the consistency. I'm using nine fear to make safe, but you can use film as well. This is the guidance system C, we need liable for not running. The design I am using is a very simple flower design and can be drawn easily freehand using a pencil. You can select any design of your choice. I'm here just showing the technique and it can be applied to any design. Using a valid knife, I am applying thick layer of texture based on the edges of the flower. Petals. Tried to apply as evenly as possible. But if it is not, don't worry because the, Our factors are oil-based, different and still look so perfect and beautiful. And just apply according to the shape of the flower. But this is such a fun process if we like to work with glee or if you like sculpturing, you are going to enjoy it. And it provides such a beautiful 3D look to the beam beam. I am using small valid money if you can use any size. And if we don't have by midnight, you can use the live life as well. If lifting based on the tip of your knife and apply on Canvas to give it a border. Split the extra beast inside the flower. Mainly spread. The feast should be spread in such a way that it is not visible. So make it as smooth as possible. If you want to make any changes, do it as you go, because it will be hard to do it once it is grade. I always love to try different techniques and use different materials in my paintings. We are going to be based gold leaf on darpa days after coloring. So it will provide very contemporary look at the painting. You can use any other design, even a single leaf design will look very beautiful. You can Google it on Pinterest or just on the Google images to get an idea about it. I am sharing the entire process in this video so that you get an idea of how the bed don't shapes. I'm doing. It took me a few hours to do this. But you can do it on your own. There is no urge. As you can leave this based for the next day as written. For the middle part of the flower. I am making small battles using the scene palette knife. You can make any design of your choice. For example, just apply the texture based in center and meet texture using the full order. You can make small balls of texture based and sticking in the circle. Do not worry about the shape of the leaf inside the circle. Just leave on to give some 3D look. Mitre enhance the beauty of the flask. If you have to leave the beast for the next day, make sure you've covered it with a clean wrap. All you can transfer it to an airtight container. Once it is complete, let it dry for a, D, and B being moved to the next step of coloring. 4. Colour shading on the base: In this video, we will complete the coloring and shading on the base. First step is to cover the entire canvas with the white color. If you want to have a dark color in base, you can select another color. I have agree and perpendicular goals in my room. So I am using light sheet for base coloring. I'm using big soft brush and dipping in water recalibrate because I feel my paint is little tick, doesn't spread evenly, do not take too much of order. You can use broader brush as well. It is very easy task to do. Painting white color will cover all the different sheets on the Canvas due to the texture based we have used. So it is very important step. I prefer using a lighter shade as a base governors so that we can easily use darker color on Dakpo FAPE for shading. Because I used small brush. It took a little longer for me to complete this does here I'm not using any branded fellows. So this painting is very budget friendly. And since I'm making it on a stretched cameras, it is lighting read, and easy to hang. I miss to apply texture based in the center of the flower. That's why it is not showing up here. I did it later, but I have shown that process in the previous lesson. Painted oil good. And even on the sides of the can was. Before doing on the sides, make sure you put a line there on the table to avoid mess. Let it dry before we move to the next step of base shading. I am using bond on Burka learn, which is similar to Brown for shading the base. Pick out little bit of brown and white paint in your palette. We'll be using white pain for spreading brown color. We are not painting inside the flower right now. Firstly, they provide color on the tip of your brush and fade it in a small area. This is to make the surface little bed Mitch really helping shading. Immediately after that, they can attain brown shade just on the tip of that brush and a black couple of brushstrokes. Lighting. Now again, use white color to spread brown shade evenly. You can use little bit of water to, to spread it evenly. Make sure you spread it immediately. And the color is red, otherwise it will be hard to mix it. I like to do the shooting this way rather than mixing the colors and painting it. If you notice later that some part is literally darker than the other, you can use white paint with water on tip of your brush and spread it. It should be seen OIL world. Even if you are new to odd. This technique of shading is very easy because we are painting in small areas at a time. And if anything needs to be fixed in shapes, it can be done easily. If you want, you can use any other shape like black for gray base. On getting is use very little color in the beginning and splendid first to check the shade you want. Once you get the desired color, you can paint other areas based on that. Complete this task I, and then we will paint flowers in the next session. 5. Flower shading and painting pt1: In this video, we will do shading inside the flowers. I am using red color for flowers and wearing blue shading, which white? Anything that can be used of your choice. Take outlet then red and white in your ballot. Start with the white color. First, do meet the base. Later, we'll apply the white paint from the edges of the flower pattern in small areas. Using the same brush, take little red color and applied randomly on the white color immediately. Now use the white color again to spread the red color evenly. I'm using little hard brush because I want to show the brush strokes in shading. I'm just covering one tile of the pedals with the red color. Initially you will feel like it's not looking lines, but once it is complete, it really looks very pretty. I am showing here very simple shading with dollars, which anyone can do without any art experience. Do it with very light hand and Douglas Gallery on your brush tip. It will be a lot easier if you follow the steps. The brush stroke should be uneven as shown in the video. And hello should be combination of little lighter and darker shades. In this flower. I am doing shading from the center part just to make it a little different. Finish shading for all the flower petals. And after that, we will move to the next step of doing edges of the flowers. 6. Painting the borders: In this video, we will learn the edges of the flower for the golden color to paint the edges of the flower. But does I am using Madelyn Gould color. In the later video, we are going to a black gold leaf on the edges. So I'm using golden color. Use 10 brush for this step and do not use any order. Being done on the edges of the flavored butters carefully. Do not do much of color at a time, and then slowly so that it doesn't go out of the edges. No need to worry if little bit it goes out there just because we are going to apply gold leaf on the dopa. This. So just do it as clean as possible. If you finish, you can use silver color. Do. And in that case you have to use silver leaves, complete this task and really thin middle part of the flowers in the next video. 7. Flower shading and painting pt2: In this video, we will begin the middle part of the flower using turquoise color. I'm using turquoise color and we'll be mixing it with white. We will do it in the similar way we did for the Flovent vectors. The only difference is we will paint in the whole area datapoints color should not be too dark, so use white color to make it lighter. You can choose any other color combination based on the colors of the volume you have. The only thing to remember is to gain them separately in small areas. Do not mix the colors before painting. But it's always good to take out the colors you need in there to avoid the remaining color from grain. If you don't have colored valid, you can use the place I am using here. All. If you don't have that, just plays aluminum foil in a bleed and use it as a color, violet. Being done, the sentence of the flower and let it dry, we will be applying gold leaf on this part is way in the next video. 8. Applying the gold leaf: In this video, we will use gold leaf to enhance the beauty of this art piece. I'm using gold leaf, which I ordered online. It is also easily available in craft stones in a small go through better solution of recoil and daughter in the same ratio. And we really need a small brush to blend this solution. And Gordon ball to stick gold leaf, the leaf strips using a scissor and keep it assigned. It will help in pasting it efficiently and cleanly because this gold leaves are very 10 and delicate. Apply physical solution on the edges of the flower buttons and base to the gold leaf on it. After that, just press lightly with the cotton ball, as shown in the video. Now repeat the steps to cover all the flower petal edges. This will take some time as we are trying to avoid the stage as much as possible. In this process, if you wish, you can involve your kids as well. Some people use oil paint for basting gold leaves. I haven't tried that. I just tried with the fabric oil and water solution and was happy with the results. As I mentioned, this gold leaves are very fragile. X Y B. Gently with them. It is worth spending time on basting these gold leaves, as you will see the difference once it is complete, it enhances the beauty of this painting many forward, and you may be happy with the outcome. For the middle part of the flower, just based gold leaves randomly. To give some highlight. Make sure you remove all the extra gold leaves as much as possible using dry brush. After completing this, in last, we will make the stems and leaves of the flower. 9. Final touches: In this video, we will draw a few stems and leaves randomly. I'm using burnt umber color for stems. Just draw the few stems with benzene wherever you want to fill the gap before you start painting. Use very thin brush for making stems. They query little color on the tip of your brush. And paint stems with a very light hand. Don't worry if it is little bit tip. Also, just make it smooth as much as you can. I have drawn three stamps only because I didn't want to fail too much. I am making leaves directly using the gold leaf. Just good fuel streets of Gordy, if like we did for the flowers. Now a planned February bought two solution in leaf shape using a brush and then stick the blue leaf. Ok, good, perfect. And there will be some gaps when you stink gold leaf. That's how we Vaughn and it looks very pretty. You can make more leaves if you want to. Once you are done with the leaves, we have completed this painting and let it dry for at least 24 hours. And the final and important step would be to varnish it with Revealed covering the next video. 10. Sealing the artwork: In this video, we will be varnishing our being dean, which is the final step. I am using gloss varnish here, but even met while initially look beautiful. In a small group, Descartes little bit of war niche, and preferably use a thin and broad brush so it can be spread evenly. Start from God not of the painting, and apply it all over without leaving any gaps. You can apply, do goals as well. But it is not necessarily. Varnishing is very important not only to protect your building from does, but it also enhances the look of the painting. You can feel the difference when you do it. So do not skip this step here. I would like to share the dip to glean the pressures of the varnishing. Usually you need that went down to glean the virtues of the varnishing. But if you don't have it, you can dip your brush for few minutes in the middle paint remover and then wash it with soap and hot water. If you don't wash your brush immediately after varnishing, it becomes hard and will be of no use later. I hope this deep will be helpful. Don't forget to varnish the sides of the canvas. Now, our painting is complete and ready to hand. 11. Conclusion: I'm sure you have enjoyed the overall learning process and what you will make it for your home as well. Thank you for taking this course and please share your valuable feedback on if you have any questions in the discussion section. Thank you.