Hello, dear readers! It’s Allison here, back with Episode 11. Today I’m going to show you how to concoct some colorful cacti. (That was fun to write.)
This is the gorgeous inspiration I found:
I’m going to use a canvas and acrylic paint for the first piece of art.
Begin by painting the background of your picture. I scooped up both white and blue paint on my brush to make a more textured background.
Now you need to populate your desert. Here are some ideas for cactus shapes: (And yes, I am aware that these cacti look rather sickly. Maybe their desert was extra dry this year or something. XD
Paint your cacti the same way as the background – blending together different colors of wet paint onto the canvas.
And finally, embellish your plants! Add dots, dashes, and beautiful blooms. Ta-daa!
I also made these ATCs:
I had fun painting the flowers with the one on the left. So pretty! The one on the right was inspired by an actual cactus we have that looks kind of like that.
I hope you enjoyed today’s prompt. If you were inspired to make art from this post, we’d love to see it! Get the details on how to send in art on our Art Gallery page.
Megan took the liberty to post the first comeback episode; she made some super cool drawings with oil pastels. Make sure to check it out.
Anyway, onto my watercolor and saran wrap technique and pattern-full flower ATC.
This is my first Art Lab post. Thanks for letting me join, Allison and Hayley!
Today I will be showing you Oil Pastel Smudging. All you need is one blank ATC, Oil Pastels, and your fingers or, if you don’t like colored finger tips, a cotton swab. Continue reading