Updated: Nov 14, 2018
In this tutorial I will show you how to make a 3D canvas garden art work by using pallet knife and acrylic color . Here i have used satin ribbons to make flowers.
Step 1: MATERIAL REQUIRED
1.Canvas board (Amazon)
4. Acrylic paints (Amazon)
5.Artists' acrylic color tubes (Amazon)
6. Pallet knives (Amazon)
7. Satin Ribbons (Amazon)
8. Glue sticks (Amazon)
9. Scissors (Amazon)
10. Candles (Amazon)
11. Green paper wrapped wires (Amazon)
12. Matchsticks (Amazon)
13. 3M mounting Square (Amazon)
14. Craft Jute Rope ( Amazon)
1. Glue gun (Amazon)
3. Ruler (Amazon)
4. Tweezers (Amazon)
5. Nipper cutter(Amazon)
Step 2: PREPARING PENCIL ART
Take a canvas board and draw a garden art on it. As shown in above pictures I did a flower garden and a girl having a flower basket on her back. Here i have used different kinds of methods to make flowers, which actually satisfy my contest theme and also give it a 3D look. To make enhance the beauty of the scenery, draw hills, sky ,boundary etc.
Step 3: BASE COLOUR PREPARATION
After completion of the drawing,do start coloring from lower end of the canvas. You should imagine that you are looking this flower garden right from the lower end of the canvas. As it is a painting, so you should make flowers of the lower end are big, bright and bold. By going towards to the upper side, you should imagine that you are gradually looking far. So you need to light the color shades gradually toward the top side of the canvas board. First make the garden but not the girl within it. Make it dry first then go for next.But by the mean time you can do hills and sky etc. which is basically apart from garden so that you will not meet a color mess up on your canvas.
Step 4: USE OF ACRYLIC COLOUR ON CANVAS
As told you before, to enhance the nearer flower objects I have used pallet knife, which I will show after this step First color it with acrylic color. For coloring the flowers towards the upper end, use acrylic color.
Then for sky and hills, you should remain your color shades as light and simple as possible so that the objectives of your work can do give even a better result.
Step 5: USE OF PALLET KNIFE ON CANVAS
After acrylic part is done, you should move forward to pallet knife. HereI have use Artists' acrylic colour tubes. As its a canvas of size 12" * 12",I have use pallet knife size No. 1.Choose dark and bright colour for a better look.
Step 6: MAKE COLOUR OF HILLS AND SKY
Then move towards hills and sky and other parts of the canvas sketch. Keep it as light as possible so that your main theme can do pop out easily.
Step 7: COLOURING THE GIRL
Now make it dry and go for the girl. As women are consider a beautiful creation herself, so you can feature out her in any way. As I have drawn it from her back. You can feature out her long hair and her beautiful dress.But make sure you make it too light that it can pop out itself between the flower garden.
If you wish her dress remain white as I did you should follow one thing. As your base canvas colour is already white, you need to give a next colour shade of white that is light sky blue.Add some white acrylic colour to make it lighter.Then apply from outer side of each flits of dress to inside.
I always love to do a girl long wavy hair. You need to give a light black and brown colour and let it be dry.Then to enhance hairs it should use deep black colour as shown in above pictures and let it dry again.After you need to give white strokes which basically gives a combed hair look.
Step 8: Making of Basket
I wanted to give it a 3D look. So I used a piece of card board, match sticks and rope.
First cut a card board with measurable rectangular shape , fix match sticks around its periphery with the help of glue gun.Let it dry for sometimes.
To give the basket a natural look, use rope.First roll the rope with round shape a shown. Make these with a random diameter.Fix the last end of the rope with glue gun and let it dry for sometimes.Then fix it with a proper manner on the front side of the basket. No need to give the rope on the back side.
Step 9: BASKET FIXING
No need to give the rope on the back side of the basket. You can directly apply glue on match sticks and make it fix.
As my sketch demands , I putted the basket strap by cutting a piece of the rope.Then did fix the basket on a mentioned one.
Step 10: PREPARING SOME RANDOM COLOURFUL FLOWERS
Then make some flowers with help of satin colourful ribbons. As shown on above pictures I have did flowers different kinds.
First cut some colourful satin ribbons, make it a proper shape as shown above. Then to trim its edges put its edges nearer to the flame of candle.For precaution it need to hold with a tweezers.
Make some leaves and trim it again as I told.Fix these on the back side of the flowers and let it be dry.
Now cut the readily available green wires to make the flowers stems, with the help of nipper cutter.Fix it on the lower side of the flowers with some hot glue and leave it for dry.
Step 11: MOUNTING THE CANVAS
Finally put those prepared flowers, leaves and some readily available flower material within the basket witha suitable manner.
Then by using the 3M double side tape use can make it mount on the wall.
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