Lovely Flower Lazy Susan

Lovely Flower Lazy Susan

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 30th 2015

A retro tabletop basic becomes a work of floral art with DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • stylus or pencil
    • transfer paper
    • 1/4" flat brush
    • toothpicks
    • detail brushes
    • black ink
    • 1" foam brush
    • 1/2" round brush
    • lazy Susan



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Prepare the surface of the lazy Susan with a complete layer of White Gesso on a foam brush.
    2. Cover the entire top of the lazy Susan using a foam brush and Cerulean Blue watered down to 50/50. Work this mix quickly and blot with a damp paper towel to add texture. Do this same process to the lazy Susan's sides and underside.
    3. Instruction #2
    4. Use the transfer paper and a pencil or stylus to transfer the flower pattern to the center of the lazy Susan. Using the Gesso and the round brush, paint within the pattern.
    5. Instruction #3
    6. Using the flat brush, paint a ring around the entire inner edge of the lazy Susan with White Gesso.
    7. Instruction #4
    8. Using Cadmium Red Hue, paint the entire flower image and inner edge of the lazy Susan. If two coats are needed, let the paint fully dry between coats.
    9. Instruction #5
    10. Using Primary Yellow and Diarylide Yellow, load up the round brush, 1/2 dipped in each color, and paint the center of the flower with a pouncing motion to create a little bit of texture. (Don't clean the brush at this point.) Dip the brush into Titanium White and pounce a little into the middle of the center of the flower. Using the same two colors, switch to a detail brush and lightly stroke a little paint down each petal of the flower. (This gives a little lightness to each petal.)
    11. Instruction #6
    12. With a 1/4" flat brush and Titanium White, paint the top of the Cadmium Red Hue ring with a square shape, using the flowers as references for placement. Apply two coats as needed.
    13. Instruction #7
    14. With Cadmium Red Hue and a detail brush, paint a heart shape in each of the Titanium White squares. Using the detail brush and Cerulean Blue, paint a thin, single line around the outer inside edge of the Cadmium Red Hue ring.
    15. Instruction #8
    16. With a black ink pen, make swirly strokes around each flower petal and doodle within each swirl. Add swirls around the center of the flower.
    17. Instruction #9
    18. With a toothpick and Titanium White, add dots around the centers of the flower and the inner edge. Use a toothpick and Cerulean Blue to add dots by the hearts.
    19. Instruction #10


    Flower Pattern