Textured Hot Glue Flower Mixed Media
Posted by DecoArt on May 18th 2016
This floral mixed media piece combines scrap wood trim, glue, and DecoArt Media® products.
- paper towels
- transfer paper
- hot glue gun
- small round brush
- large flat brush
- wooden frame
- small stencil brush
- scrap wood
- small flat brush
- paper plate
- medium flat brush
Let dry completely between painting steps.
- Use transfer paper and a pencil to transfer the flower pattern onto the scrap wainscoting piece (size of your choice). Use a hot glue gun to trace the pattern with hot glue. Fill in the leaves with hot glue.
- To create the center of the large flower, place a few individual dots of hot glue in the center of the flower and allow the glue to cool completely before placing more dots next to the first dots. Repeat until you have a mound of hot glue dots for the flower center.
- Coat the entire board and all the hot glue areas with White Gesso.
- Mix a small amount of Cobalt Teal Hue with Tinting Base. Coat the board around the flowers with the mix. Save mix for later step. While the paint is still wet, blend in more Cobalt Teal Hue with round and flat brushes to add shadows around the flower and leaves.
- Mix a small amount of Primary Magenta with Tinting Base. Paint the flower petals with this mix. While the paint is still wet, blend in more Primary Magenta to create shadows on each flower petal. Paint the flower center with Hansa Yellow Light and add Burnt Sienna for the shadows by brushing the paint all over the flower center and wiping excess off the raised portions with a paper towel. Use a small round brush for the entire flower.
- Mix Green Gold with Tinting Base. Paint the flower stems and leaves with this mix with a small round brush. While the paint is still wet, blend in Cobalt Turquoise Hue to create shadows on each stem and leaf.
- To add more detail to the background, use the Doily stencil and a stencil brush to add the pattern to the background with Cobalt Turquoise Hue. Coat the background with more of the Cobalt Teal Hue/Tinting Base mix from Step 4 to make the lace pattern fade into the background.
- Dab a finger into Gold (Metallic) and tap off excess onto a paper plate. Rub the paint around the edges of the board to highlight the bead detail on the wainscoting. Also rub Gold (Metallic) onto the raised areas of the flower stems and leaves.
- Coat the entire board with Gloss Varnish. Allow the varnish to dry completely and add a second coat.
- Fill in the flower petals with Liquid Glass. While the Liquid Glass is still wet, sprinkle some pink ultra-fine glitter onto the flower petals with more glitter close to the center of the flower and just a small amount of glitter out at the ends of the petals.
- Insert the finished panel into a frame of choice.