In acrylic class, we painted this heart-shaped box with acrylic paint that was more watery and a sponge, brushes, and a dowel rod. I was terrified while I was painting the bouquet, especially when at one point it looked like a spider, but it turned out great! I'm excited to try this technique at home on some gift boxes for Christmas this year.
Here is my acrylic mum painting...loved how the shading came out and the mums were fun to do with paper towels.
LOVE this month's fall-themed watercolor painting. My pumpkins are a bit wonky, but the trees were fun to paint. We used a palette knife to get the bark effect on the birch trees and then used acrylic paint and paper towels for the leaves. We also used salt to get the texture in the grass at the bottom. I added in some red/purple trees in the background. I can feel myself getting more comfortable with making changes or figuring out how to fix something and add in shading for a more realistic look. I was SO adverse to adding dark shading the first year and a half of painting! But, it really does make a big difference.