Simple, Fun and Easy Red Poppies Acrylic Fluid Art! No Brushes!

Simple, Fun and Easy Red Poppies Acrylic Fluid Art! No Brushes!


hello and welcome to Deliberately
Creative I’m Stephanie and I want to welcome you to a painting adventure. This
time we are going to be using three different techniques and they are going
to be pouring and swiping pouring and swishing and swiping with a string and
paint to get this fun painting. Maybe there’s four techniques because there’s
actually some dripping and splattering going on so four techniques.
Let’s get started and see how fast fun and easy it is to make this fun painting
so here we are I have a used canvas board this is an art ISA canvas panel
that is nine by twelve and I had done a painting on it and scraped it off
because I didn’t like it and this has just been sitting off to the side
waiting to be used so I figured I might as well use it all of the paints are the
artis a acrylics and there’s affiliate links down below in the more information
box about these paints and until April 10th there is a 10% off coupon code and
that’s April 10th 2018 colors I have here Salo blue crimson red Mars black
titanium white metallic silver and then these two greens one green is mixed with
yellow ochre and phthalo blue the other green is mixed with lemon yellow and say
hello blue and look at the difference in those greens it’s amazing it’s gonna
give us some good depth in here so what I’m going to do is I am doing poppies
alright so this board is nine by twelve so if I turn this board this way and go
there that’s about a 12 inch piece of string
this is just plain old kitchen cotton twine just that you get in the ball and
I’m going to set that off to the side now so what I want to do is I’m going to
pour a sky or you know pour it and kind of smoosh it around and some grasses and
stuff and the grasses and greenery down here at the bottom a few little dots of
red into it like flowers that are in the distance then we’re going to put some
stems and get the flowers in I am so excited by how this is going to turned
out I’m just my imagination is just going crazy so this is just titanium
white I’m putting some of that metallic silver in just because I like how it
interacts and just a tiny bit of blue I don’t want this blue to really overpower
or overtake anything so that’s it for that part I’m just going to take a paint
chip card and swipe my colors across. See even with just that bit of blue it
really went quite quite crazy there didn’t it? Alright so just slide that
across I want to get down to some of that white, but I also don’t mind if some
of this drips across or I get a little bit, oh yeah! So you see how I’m getting
some texture there and I see that’s very pretty so now I am going to just set
that over to the side. I want to get some green in here now. The green and the blue
is going to mix together a bit up in this area or down in this area
(zoom in just a little bit ) you can see that can you see the top to
the bottom pretty close. I’m going to shift it up so you can see where I’m
working in the bottom here down in this area. What I’m going to do, is I’m
going to put some of this dark dark green in. I’m kind of putting it in a
bit of a it’s it’s going to work out to being kind of a u-shape. I think I think
I want to go ahead and slide that around. So let’s just find another piece of card.
I just want to have a straight edge on that don’t worry about the bent corner
showing up there. so now you’re going to move this around
with the card kind of get this base of darker green put in. I don’t mind the
blue mixing into it that actually is really pretty since all that all that
blue there was done with the same blue. so the Phthalo Blue was used
in all of these colors here. So it’s going to mix well. I need to pick that up so that I can sort of slide that across
just sort of letting this work its way up. Sort of in organic shapes. There we go and letting that just sort of flow in. Now I want to dribble some of that really
pretty brighter green in here. I’m just going to use the same the same card but I just want to dribble it in and
then barely swipe it barely swipe it. I don’t want this to really mix, but I want
it to just be dribbled on. (come on drop off the stick come on, there we go.) So now
I’m going to just take that card again pick it up like this you can see it
better. I think I’m just going to, let’s see yeah, I’m just going to drop it on
and kind of grow these up from the ground into that dark color oh yeah. So, I’m just sliding the card over the
top of the dots and just letting whatever those dots wanted to do just
letting them do it. Look at that and they may be a little bit across and
up just just a bit I might even put a little bit of that yellow just dropped
in maybe not the lemon yellow but the
yellow ocher. Look at that, that is turning out so pretty. So, remember I keep
reusing my sticks and sometimes if you lay them on top of each other they stick
together. Yep that one still works. I’m going to go with even less just just a
couple of these dots that’s about it for that. Whatever’s on the stick, there
we go. Hey that’s fun just put the cover back on that and then I’m going to just
barely barely touch that barely touch. This is just that piece of cardboard
still same piece of cardboard that has all the green colors on it. I’m just working it in just a little bit.
oh yeah you can see that you can see that and then down here at the bottom.
Now, you just don’t want to slide backwards against the paint. You don’t want to
slide your card back and I’ll show you what it looks like if
you slide against it, you’re going to end up with that type of
a line if you push. You always want to pull the little card and not let it jump
back, not let it jump back. See it’s really it it’s harder when I’m doing
this with it up in the air like that but I wanted you to see what I was
talking about if you let it slip backwards. It can cause little gouge
lines. We don’t let that, alright I have done with the card sliding through but
now what I want to do just like putting in the yellow dots. I’m going to put a
few red spots, big and little, doesn’t matter
little bits, big bits, these are going to be sort of little out-of-focus flowers
in the background and you don’t have to do anything more to that. You can just
let those kind of be or we could take just a little a little strip of the
paper. Let’s see if we can kind of work those just so they’re not quite perfect
circle’s. Oh yeah, so see I’m just taking this little piece of paper and I’m just
touching the dots and sliding them I’m just wiggling them just a little bit. just by wiggling it just a little bit
we’re getting beautiful little poppies, that are even getting shaped to them. Isn’t that neat?
And that’s just with a little tiny piece of cardboard and I’m kind of wiggling it
with like a number three I’m sort of going up down up down across sort of in
a W or a little number three. Yeah more like a W and trying to keep the idea of
this being abstract flowers, you know but not end up with all of them the same
size or the same shape. Let’s keep them let’s keep them doing different things.
Alright now, I want to put a few stems in, so then I have something to work
towards when I am making the flowers with the string. I think that this one is going to end up
being one of those pods. That’s basically like a leaf shape. Then we’re
going to fill in here sort of a leaf shape, but it ends up being a round ball
or pointed ball. I think that it’s all I’m going to do on that one right
now because what I want is for this to set up a little bit so I can go in and
put some of the yellow on it. but I do need that that it a little bit right
there I do need that to be a little bit healthier and it’s not a problem if I’ve
got some of that sky going into it these end up being a little bit furry anyway
so I think we’re gonna be okay. Woohoo now I have crimson red I think
that’s gonna make a really nice poppy. I’m going to just move my stick out of the
way I don’t need it. Poppies are very similar to the koi fish
for the way the the petals go in. I think this poppy is actually going to
end up being really quite large. This one may end up being just teenyer a bit but I
think the big focus poppy is going to be right here. So neat thing about poppies
is that they grow how they grow. They don’t ask anybody for directions on how
to grow. They are just beautiful flowers, with their tissue like petals.
They come in amazing colors. I’m doing a traditional red
poppy so this one this petal it’s going to be a big petal and it’s going to go
like this and slide in towards that center bit right there. Then get the
blue off of it here and actually I’m going to go like this try and scoop out
some of that blue. I really don’t want that this is going to be hidden down
inside so we don’t have to worry, but I don’t want all that extra blue paint
there. Alright so now we’re going to get the string wet again with the red
paint. Yeah you can see that I’m just dipping it in and using the stick to
kind of blot it off poppies have lots of petals but this technique really seems
to give us the impression I’m going to have to rotate really seems to give us
the impression of a lot of petals with very little work. That one is going to
come in right here towards the center wipe off scrape out. See I don’t want to scrape out here in
the sky, so I’d rather just pull it out of the middle of the flower. More red
paint on the string and wiping off the big huge clump on the cup. so we’re going to go like this nope I need to rotate. See, move the work.
Don’t move you. Move the work, move the art. This one is going to go out like
that and it’s going to come in towards the center and then there’s going to be one
more. it’s going to come in towards the center and I really don’t mind that blue
mixing in. I just don’t want it to completely take over. Let’s see,
move this like that, you can still see it. Get the big big blob off. Alright
so now we’re going to come over the top. We’re gonna be pulling in right over
these petals also right to that Center. Then we’re going to do a petal like
this out a little bit farther. Nope, I didn’t, thought I forgot to dip it back
in the paint. See that’s what happens when you get excited, you just start
doing, and you forget what you’re supposed to do, but I’m figuring this out
too as we go. So, I think that petal is actually going to be out farther there.
We go and sort of across and you see how I’m letting the weight of the string
come in. And now we need to get that scooped out you need to get that scooped out some hmm I really like all the rest of the
painting. I can’t mess this up actually. It’s not going to get messed up, it is
going to work out. Just sometimes you guys get to watch me work it out. This flower is just working into
being bigger, is what it’s doing. There I’m dropping it down, you almost lost the
screen and I can’t reach up to get it. So I’m going to keep the string kind of
pulled out wide and then pull it together. Alright, I think I like that
actually, and what I think I’m going to do is go ahead and get the black in here. It has those little black thing, it has
those little black spots inside and then the very center actually has some of
that yellow ocher. I’m going to go ahead and pull that in just a tiny bit of the
yellow ocher dropped into the middle and then and then I’m going to just take the
stick and kind of work back towards that yellow with the black and this is just a
a kitchen skewer just little shish kabob skewer. Look at that, I told you we’d get
it worked out. There we go, Wow! What I think I’m going to do though, so I’m going to come down here like this and pull up. So it’s got a bit
of a bit of a petal down that’s dropped down below. Get this string wet with the
red paint. I love this crimson red for this. Though it’s giving an awesome
poppy now, this one is actually going to be kind of in front of that flower right
there. and we’re going to come back down like
that. Just I’m just playing. It’s interesting how we’re getting those
lovely sort of shadows and shades in here. Isn’t that pretty?
Now, I want a tiny little tiny little petal. Just a bit a hint of a petal right
here coming in and a little bit of that red on that side there. Alright and now
it’s going to get some black, it is going to get black. So it’s going to get a dot
and a dot and it got, I think it’s only going to get that many dots and a dot of
the yellow ocher and then the stick is going to be used the skewer pull back
into that yellow. What do you think? Are you enjoying this?
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that you share this with your friends. I am going to go ahead and put, hmmmm, I think I do want a bit of one over here. The stem kind of went off funny but I don’t
think I need to worry about that, it’s going to mostly be just just red petals
just the red petals it’s just going to be a couple red petals and they’re going
to be smaller because this is a little bit farther back or maybe it’s a
little more wilted. We’re going to just drop this on here.
Let’s see maybe we’ll go this way and we’ll just drop it on and I’m just
letting the weight of the string pull and then I’m lifting off. It needs to be
really wet and your surface underneath needs to be wet. Because what we’re doing, pulling across that wet paint we’re pulling up and into the flower. Now I
am going to grab another petal this one’s going to come from this side. I
think and it’s going to come in and my hands might be getting in the way, sorry.
If it is just a little bit like that I think there’s going to be one more petal. And then I’ll just put a little seed
head over on that side one more petal just tiny bit. I don’t want that big glop, you don’t want a huge drip and you do
want to make sure that you keep track of where the ends of your strings are. That’s pretty, that’s pretty and it kind
of works out with that stem that’s there and maybe there is just the
tiniest little hint of some black right here. Then just a just a smidge
smidgen, bit whoa! that turned out to be not a smidgen let’s suck some of that
back. Alright so sometimes little magical things happen. I’m calling that a
magical thing happening. And now I’m just going to put the little seed head on
here. The seed head has like this little flat bit at the bottom and then it comes
up and around and it has a flat cap on it. Just like that there’s more of a bump
here at the base and I may come in after it’s all dry and
firm up these stems just a little bit with a paintbrush. I don’t know, it all
depends on how I feel about it when it gets to that point, but right now they’re
a little bit more wibbly-wobbly. But I could just make that a little bit
stronger. Wow, okay so touch of, no. I think a little touch of the brighter green
give a little bit of some highlights here and there. A little bit of a
highlight on here there. Just sort of a glow on the stems help to bring them out
down here. in the ah, well that was unfortunate. That’s okay, the paint is
still really wet so I can go back in and fix those spots where my fingers sort of
touched it in unfortunate locations. There we go, get a little bit of this brighter green on here as it’s coming down. Really
didn’t want that bright that’s okay actually it’s going to be fine. I’m going to put a little bit of that green
up on that seed head and a little bit right here and then a few drops of this
bright green just sort of touching a few spots just to brighten up this down here.
Sunlight is hitting in a few locations. And yes, I do have a random yellow dot
right up there but what I think I’m going to do is, hmm, maybe I’m gonna do a
little splatter. Should I do some splatter? Maybe not, maybe? No, I don’t think I’m
gonna splatter. look at those poppies aren’t they beautiful? I hope you enjoyed
this and come back and see the finished dried painting. Oh my goodness look at
this painting isn’t it pretty? I love how these flowers turned out look at that
all of the depth, the variation these edges. The edges of the flowers, they look
so much like real poppies and then all of the little details in the bottom. Now,
yes, you can see that there’s a few more spots of that yellow ochre color and
there’s a few splatters of some white. The white happened by accident and when
once the white accidentally dropped on a couple spots I went ahead and splattered
it just a little bit and then I said ah heck why not just go ahead and put a few
more spots of the yellow ochre on here to balance out that one that ended up up
here ? By doing that it made this little flaw turn into a
feature. That’s what we need to do, we need to look at it and say all right
that’s not exactly what I intended right there but if I put a few more spots of
it around it turns out to be exactly what I intended. I hope that you enjoyed
this process and that you try it out. Let me know in the comments below if you
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