Happy first day of summer!!!
I stumbled upon a hydrangea painting tutorial the other day and decided to give it a try!!
Would you like to make one too?!
- Burlap Canvas (available at Michaels)
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Greek Tile
- Blue Calico
- Wedding Cake
- Green Curry
No matter what colors you decide to use, I recommend two coordinating shades of green and then two coordinating shades of another color or colors.
The actual brush sizes will vary depending on how large you want your hydrangeas to be.
Let’s get started!!
The first thing you want to do is lay out your canvas and draw large circles where you want your hydrangeas to be.
I used the small, flat square brush to paint the leave’s base coat.
This part doesn’t have to be perfect. We will be going over the leaves with more paint in the next step.
Dip one side of you paintbrush in the lighter green and one side in the dark.
After double loading the paintbrush, start on one side of the leaf and drag your paintbrush to a point. The burlap creates some resistance, so this can be a little difficult! Once you’ve painted one half of the leaf, do the same thing on the other half.
Here’s a video that explains how to make the leaves! It looks a lot easier to do in the video! Just be patient and you’ll be able to make it work!
Next, we’re going to start our flowers!!
Now comes the fun part!!
Think of the flower as a little man. Paint a head, two arms, and two legs. The first few might look rough but after you paint a few you’ll become a master!!
Alternate painting with the light and dark blue. Don’t clean off your brush in between the colors, this allows them to mix and create a different shade of blue.
This step was tricky for me, because I couldn’t tell where the center of some of the flowers were! If you’re struggling like I was, just randomly place the dots! No one has to know that you guessed!
Once your centers are painted, you’re done!!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!