I originally painted this chair using salt wash for texture, and started to use some patina on it. Thinking I was going to do this fantastic patina finish, as much as I kept at it, it stunk! It had too much brown and was too dark. So I switched it up and I’m here to show you how to hand paint flowers. That’s what makes painting so much fun, when you don’t like it you can paint it again. So let’s get to it!
How To Hand Paint Flowers
Items you will need:
- Choose your canvas.
- Brushes, small art brushes. I used old makeup brushes as well.
- Salt Wash for some fun texture
- Sand paper, 220 grit to distress as little or as much as you’d like | or not at all
- Indoor / outdoor top coat. Always read the instructions carefully and use protective eyewear and gloves.
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You can see all the detail in the flowers. I just kept adding until it looked good to me. I like the different look of the flowers with the color combination. The pink polka dots were just a whim and I like the character they add. A bit whimsy, isn’t it?
Instructions made easy:
- Find your canvas, be it a chair or table, furniture or any kind of board. The options are limitless.
- Pick any paint such as acrylics or chalk paint.
- greens for stems
- brown for stems
- yellow, orange, red, blues for your flowers | go with a color theme or go wild!
- Add your salt wash texture to your paint as directed for your base coat. The 50-50 ratio goes a long way.
- Let that base coat dry. Paint your desired top color.
- When that coat is dry, sand lightly over the salt peaks. Your base color will peek through.
- Paint your flowers! Keep adding color until you like what you see. Design any type of flower you’d like.
- Apply an indoor or outdoor topcoat using the product instructions. If using for display, you could skip a top coat.
What do you think of this chair, and what type of flowers would you paint on your canvas?
Do it with purpose!
“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares!”