Acrylic Lupine Landscape for Beginners!

Hi friends! Today I am going to share the acrylic painting tutorial I prepared for project graduation the other night. I wanted to have an example to go by if kids couldn’t think of anything to paint. Unfortunately I didn’t have any takers on the lupine demonstration but that’s OK because they all thought up stuff to paint and they had a nice time which was the whole point!

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I filmed the tutorial before I left because I want to make sure it was short enough to complete in an hour and simple enough for a beginner and I figured it might be useful to someone else either to paint for themselves or teach someone else so here it is!

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Supplies:

  • Turner Acryl Gouache: By the tube or in sets.
    Colors I used:
    White
    Sky blue
    Ultramarine
    Mixing Violet
    Sap Green
    Burnt sienna
    Mixing Magenta
    Perm. Lemon
    *You can use any acrylics you want though:) Acryl Gouache is a matte acrylic and not a traditional gouache but you could also use gouache is you prefer.
  • Synthetic golden Tacklon brushes, 1″ filbert/oval wash, 1″ flat wash, #6 round, 3/8″ angle
  • 11″x14 canvas (feel free to use canvas pad, or a canvas panel if you don’t want a stretched canvas, it’s up to you!)
  • Other: Palette paper, paper towels, water in a jar for brush cleaning, Newspaper or something to protect your work area

Feel free to try this painting in whatever media you like! I think it would work up really well in gouache or even watercolor but be sure to leave room for the flowers and paint the greens around them if you go that route. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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A Summery Painting Tutorial to Warm You Up! 12:30pm ET

Edited to add the final painting. I like the additional palm trees and beach umbrella. How about you? Have a great weekend!

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Hi friends! Were back this week with a fun summery beach painting that will take your mind off winter!

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You can watch the live broadcast or reply in the player below but if you want to chat live with fellow painters or ask me questions be sure to watch on the YouTube watch page.

 

Supplies:

New March Collection of artwork in the shop!  These are original paintings you have seen me paint on YouTube or in classes. They are only available this month on a first come first served basis. Prices start at $45 (because I think everyone should be able to afford original art if they want) and USA shipping is free!

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I hope to see you for a free live painting class at 12:30pm Eastern Time on YouTube today, til them happy crafting!

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Yes,Virginia, there is a live show today:)

Hi friends! After a wonky month of hit or miss live streams we are back to our regular programming! Today we are going to paint a fun and colorful fruity drink perfect for summer!

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The other day I cut up a watermelon for the kids but I didn’t have room in the fridge so I put the cut up melon in the freezer and the next day I put it in the blender with some lemon/lime drink mix and it was pretty tasty and great for a refreshing summer drink. Give it a try the next time you have extra watermelon! You can catch today’s video live at 12:30pm eastern time. You can watch the live show or the replay in the video player below but if you want to chat live you will want to watch on the YouTube watch page.

Supplies:

See you at 12:30pm ET for a fun summer painting time! Happy crafting!

I’m back with a 50% off sale!

Howdy folks, I am back from the Heirloom Stamp Show and Paper Arts Festival. I have more videos to upload from the event (later today) but for now I want to let you know that I have 50% off everything in my shop at MyGrafico until midnight tonight:

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Gotta make some money to go spend at next years stamp show ha ha! Here are some products you might enjoy:

Gelatin Print Art PapersTool Apron SVGGrad Hat Favor BoxBackyard Campout Party Kit!Pretty Posies Digital StampsLearn to Paint: Watermelon!Pen & Ink PoppiesUSA Party Mega Kit!Apple For Teacher SVGBeach Party Printables

Don’t wait to stock up on new digital goodies, the sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is over at midnight! Stay tuned for more videos from the stamp show, til then Happy crafting!

How About a Hand-Painted Mother’s Day Card?

It’s so easy anyone can do it! This pretty design is painted in less than 10 steps. You can find the instructions in my Learn to Paint with Lindsay! Sweet Pea painting packet.

And then all you do is adhere it to a card front, or maybe in a frame! Mom still likes to keep all of our artwork doesn’t she? If you like this watercolor painting project be sure to give these tutorials at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff a look:

Learn to Paint Sweet PeasLearn to Paint: Coastal LandscapeLearn To Paint Chinese LanternsLearn to Paint: Watermelon!Learn To Paint: Pussy WillowsLearn To Paint: Birch Trees

If you have any ideas about what you would like to see in a panting kit just leave a comment! I am planning more kits in the future and I’d love your input. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

25% off all weekend!

I hope you are having a nice weekend (A long one for must of us in the States) and to celebrate everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 25% off Saturday and Sunday!

I have a brand new set in the shop too: Bag Bonanza! You get 7 SVG and printable templates, look at what you can make:

Now let’s see a few of the Design Team Creations from this week! Here is Karin’s lovely heartfelt sympathy card using the Birds and Branches digital stamp set:

Next up is cute chic card from Rhonda, love the clean and fresh look using the bicycle image from the Posh ‘n Trendy digistamp set:

Diane has a fun Summer card using {what else?} the Summer Fun SVG set:

Now here is Cassandra with her pretty coffee themed tag using the Coffee Talk digistamp set:

Thanks for sharing part of your weekend with me! Remember the 25% off sale is going on until Sunday at midnight at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. Happy crafting!

Wanna have a pool party?

Or a cookout, luau, or beach bash? If you are thinking of having a Summertime shin-dig check out the new Beach Party kit from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff.

You get 9 printable 8.5″x11″ sheets of summery goodness including a double-sided invitation/envelope (I call it an invite-a-lope) and it saves paper and postage because the invite and the envelope are one, just print the invite-a-lope front, insert the paper into the printer again and print the invite-a-lope back. It’s easy!

How about cupcake wrappers that look like beach pails, FUN! I frosted my cupcakes with peanut butter frosting to gat the color of sand but (and I with I though of this before I took the photo) you can crush graham crackers and sprinkle them on top for a realistic, yet yummy, beach sand look! I cut a toothpick in half and glued it to the bottom of the shovel before inserting it into the cupcake.

And what is a party without favors? The beach pail favor buckets can be filled with all sorts of goodies like mini sunscreen, goggles and chapstick or candy…

And you can make a cute bottle cap necklace with the 1″ party circles included in the set. You can print them on sticker paper too for cute envelope seals and water bottle toppers too!

Water (to drink) is essential to a day at the beach so this kit has waterbottle labels, just write the guest’s name on the label so drinks are not mixed up!

This party kit (or parts of it) qualify for the following challenges: Aly’s Sunday Challenge, Corrosive Challenges, Gingerloft, Sparkles Forum , Card Creations & More By C , Ellephantastic, Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge, Inspire Me Fridays, Off the Wall Craftiness, Raise The Bar, Digi Doodle Shop’s Best, Moving Along With The Times, The Outlawz POM and Paper Romance,

Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

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