Dutch Puddle Pour Flowers Acrylic Painting | Elisa Gabrielli | Skillshare

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Dutch Puddle Pour Flowers Acrylic Painting

teacher avatar Elisa Gabrielli, "Create easy to do Art & Floral Designs"

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Lessons in This Class

5 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Introduction Dutch Puddle Pour (2)

    • 2. Step 1 prepare your canvas & background

    • 3. Step 2 start puddle pour flowers

    • 4. Step 3 Add more flowers

    • 5. Conclusion

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About This Class


In this class you will learn how to do a Dutch Puddle Pour Painting method to create some beautiful detailed flowers using only a straw, no brushes needed. This technique is really easy to do no matter what your level of painting experience is.

Beginners will love this style of painting because of the ease of the application of pouring a paint mixture in puddles onto the prepared canvas and using a craft stick and straw to paint your flowers. I will teach you how to mix your paints on the description and how to paint your piece every step of the way. Feel free to choose your own colors that you like.

  • Prep your work space and materials before you start
  • have all paints premixed and ready to use
  • have plenty of paper towel make sure to wear vinyl gloves for easy hand clean up

Try and use different color combinations that you like and you can try blowing out different shapes and sizes of flowers using your straw.

Please share your unique paintings in the project gallery and and any tips or tricks you may have learned!


*****please note in the video I said latex gloves but I meant to say vinyl gloves because some people are allergic to latex and the vinyl gloves go on and off easier and can be reused!************************

You can use any acrylic paints you may already have or I like to use Artists loft paints & supplies from Michaels Arts & Crafts or Dickblick blickrylic paints, some supplies can be purchased at the dollar store like plastic table cloth, paper towels, paper 2oz. dixie cups, plastic squirt bottles with lids for mixing paint , & vinyl gloves some links provided below:

I do recommend putting a drop cloth on floor to protect floor from a spill. 

Background Paint mixture: white paint mixture = 1 part white paint: 2 parts Floetrol : 30% water 

Directions: 1.5 oz. white paint Artist's loft Flow Acrylic White , 2.5 oz.  Floetrol,  to 1 oz. water shaken in a closed squirt bottle.

Colored Paint mixture: 80 grams of floetrol: 40 grams of color paint: 30 grams water

Directions: Use a 6oz. plastic sqeeze squirt bottles for each color pour in floetrol, paint then water and cap off and shake well

Lay down plastic table cloth on work surface and place canvas corners on top of 4 solo cups inverted to lift canvas from table so that paint can drip down sides of canvas onto plastic table cloth or wax paper to be trashed when dry usually in 2 days. Varnish in 2 days if preferred, then you are ready to hang it up on the wall and enjoy your masterpiece!

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Elisa Gabrielli

"Create easy to do Art & Floral Designs"


Since I was seven years old I knew I wanted to be an artist and floral designer. Inspired by nature and the beauty that surrounds me my subject matter always involves flowers, birds and nature scenes. My mother opened up a florist in Rochester, NY when I was 7 and by the time I graduated high school I was off to Floral Design School in South Florida. I have worked in the creative arts as a self taught artist and Professional floral designer for over 25 years, Weddings & Murals are my specialty. Having worked in varied environments, I've learned how to really listen to my students & clients' ideas, desires and visions as I work with them towards achieving what they truly envision.

My true love is teaching others what I have learned. I hope what I have to share with you inspires yo... See full profile

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1. Introduction Dutch Puddle Pour (2): Hi, everyone. I'm really glad you tuned into my class today. First of all, want to thank you for following me on painting along with me and a few other videos I've done. I do want to continue painting and floral designing with you on. Uh, I'm really starting to enjoy this. Teaching others how to do it through video. I'm used to having classes, you know, locally, or team building events that companies are, you know, offering classes and galleries. And, uh, I really like doing this online, too. There's a lot going on right now with the Colbert 19 pandemic that's going around. And people are turning more and more to video. Teoh learn from home and have things to do and the privacy of their own home. So again, thank you for joining me. Um, we're gonna do the Dutch flower today. It's a Dutch poor, and we're gonna be making a flower, and we use nothing other than you know, some pain mixed. It's acrylic paint, mix of flow trial and water onda mixture. I mix all my paints in the six ounce squirt bottle that you can get from even the dollar store or Michael's arts and crafts even online through Amazon on you put your mixture in here and they do come with caps. I must take my cap off, but with a gloved hand, you should, you know, shake it up before you dispense it. You comport directly on your canvas from this bottle, or you comport into the little Dixie Cups. These air like to mounts Dixie Cups, and they just scored as much pain as you think you need, um, on and you'll see in the supply list you'll have different things that you need to have. One is definitely some gloves. I like the latex gloves, um, better than the vinyl gloves, because he's really go on, you know, as you can see, they go on really easy and and then they just come off without really sticking to your hands. You can wipe him clean and you can reuse them, even wash months. You're done. You will need a little craft stick. It's like a Popsicle stick and a straw. No brushes. Air used in this painting these flowers today and just check out the supply list and you'll see all that we need and we're going to get started and you know the canvas. I just want to say that I'm using a 10 by 10 in this video, but you can use a 12 by 12. You can use 11 by 14. You just decide how big you want a poor your paint puddle. When we start, we'll be doing one pedal. I mean one puddle, and then we'll do another puddle inside. It will be a little bit smaller, and so on about three or four different puddles We divided out with the craft stick, and then we below the pain out each section at a time to create the flour and you'll see how the pain just blends together and you gotta You've got a flower. So when you do blow through this straw, try and be a little more level to the campus, not so up and going down on it. It will move the paint better if you're a little more level and I'll show you what I mean. Um, so when you're campuses down, don't go like this. I mean, try to be a little bit more at an angle, because the paint will just sort out even even better on the campus. So I've done enough talking. Let's, uh, let's get started 2. Step 1 prepare your canvas & background: So why don't we start out? We flip our canvas over onto inverted cups, or you can put tax on the bottom. You just don't want your canvas to be, um, flat on the on the table when you go to pain. But turning it over on inverted cups like two ounce Dixie cops are five ounce plastic cups , Um, is really all you need. This is the blue painter's tape, which is easy to put on to the back of the canvas. It keeps your edges clean and the backside clean. I mean, just press it down and turn it and do all four sides, and when your paintings dry a few days later, you can lift it off the cups and remove the tape for a nice, clean backside of your of your piece. 3. Step 2 start puddle pour flowers: So now that your canvas is completely covered, we're gonna put on our pain. I started with a puddle of red, and now I'm going to the blue pain a little bit of the purple violet color in the center. And when you pour your butt puddles make each one a little bit smaller than the one before and poor right inside the center of the previous puddle. Next, I'm taking my crafts stick, and I'm gonna divide it into, uh, five different sections from the outside, dragging a little bit through the white of the background into the center of the puddle. Okay, so now we're gonna grab the straw and from the center, blow out each pedal, try and stay between the lines, the dividers that you created with your craft stick and only concentrate really on that pedal before you move to the next pedal. If you get down lower, you know closer to your canvas, Sometimes the pain will spread a little easier and feel free to rotate your canvas to get a better angle for blowing out the pain. - So definitely rotate your canvas as you love out each section for the pedals. It gives you a little more leverage on you know which way you could below the paint and blow As hard as you want to make the pedal, you know, larger as you want, I'll probably go back and blow it out again. I definitely feel free to add more paint if you want to blow out, you know, a little more white from the center or whatever color you prefer. And, ah, just pouring a little dot and you can blow it out again into the pedals. Okay, I'm happy with that, but I think I'm gonna add a little blood bit of blue so that I could blow that out over the white. Just experiment with whatever you like. Whatever. Look or call you're trying to achieve. As I said, there's no right or wrong way to do it, you know? Blow it out, take a look. Maybe blow in another direction. The best thing to do is just have fun with it. Keep practicing. Try something new each time and just have fun with it. - Now . There you go. We have our first flower done. Um, it can get larger once were, you know, ready to do the other flowers. We can go back and blow out some more, but I'm gonna go ahead and start the second flower doing the same order of red, blue, purple, and then I'll be adding the light. And once again, you take your you're a Popsicle stick or your craft stick. Andi, you make five sections from the outside to the inside, uh, to create pedals again, Make sure you do drag from the white into the center because that separates the pedal all the way out. But as you blow each section like we just did, you'll see it helps to keep the the pedal more formed. So I decided to blow out the edges of the pedals to kind of fade. Um and, ah, make it a little larger before I started blowing the second flower. Remember, rotate as you need to rotate and just keep blowing until it's, ah, the desire. Look in size that you like 4. Step 3 Add more flowers: So we just poured the second flower. And I think before I start blowing that out, I'm going. Teoh make the first flower little larger so they can run into each other and kind of over loud. - So any time you feel like blowing out some more on the flower, um, you know, feel free to do so I keep rotating my canvas as I work to get a better angle and try and stay low and perpendicular to the canvas if you can. I'm kind of up right here. But the lower you get, you know, to the surface horizontally, the better toward So now you see, you can just keep adding flowers different sizes and you decide where you want to stop. You can leave some of the white canvas showing, or you can add in a few more small flowers. I'm doing a smaller flower here, um, keeping the read out of it, and it's both mostly the blue, purple and white, and, uh and then I'll probably add a bird and then we'll be done 5. Conclusion: