Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Let's Make Art 2! Vintage Flowers

My original Let's Make Art post was well received so I decided to do a Let's Make Art 2 post featuring a simple technique for painting vintage looking flowers.  These were seriously easy, too friends!  Gotta say, I LOVE painting and sharing my process with all of you.  Once you know how something is done you can change it up and make your own version.  Change the colors to match your decor and go nuts. My favorite part of this painting is adding the dimensional paint at the end.  It's then that everything just comes together.
Enjoy! xoxox, Mark   
My new addition!
But I'm loving this version, too!
Watch the fun video tutorial here!
Thought it might be fun on my dresser
This version has a gold background instead of black.  LOVE the gold, too!

Couldn't decide between a gold or black background so I painted both
Stuff You'll Need
Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint (puff paint)
Americana Acrylic Paints in
Ebony Lamp Black
Snow Titanium White
Holly Green
Sunny Day Yellow
Carousel Pink
 Paint the entire canvas black or gold
Paint circle and flower shapes in white
Paint leaves in white
Loosely fill in the round shapes with large strokes
*leave some white showing around the edges
Loosely fill in the flower shapes
*also leaving some white showing
Fill in the leaves with green
When dry, sketch around the shapes with Allure in black


  1. Mark, you make it look so easy!! I am going to try this. I hope mine come out as good as yours :)

  2. Love it. Do you have templates for the flowers? I can not draw flowers at all so i hope you have a template. Thanks

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  4. Mark, I want to say thank you for showing us how easy this is. I tend to over think things, get frustrated and then don't do it. Thank you for being a wonderful teacher.

    1. Just relax and enjoy the process and if you don't like it.....Spray paint the canvas and start over again! :)

  5. You're right, the bold black lines add great dimension. This pattern reminds me of some 60s-70s fabric I found in my grandmother's house... so nostalgic!

    1. That's exactly what I was inspired by Danielle! I loved the loose florals of the 60s cotton prints.

  6. I think I can tackle this with your great tutorial and video!!