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Welcome to Layered Petals

This floral abstract art course was inspired by my love of roses and peonies, these beautiful blooms are so much fun to use as a starting point for exploring composition, mark-making and style.

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    Welcome

    • Welcome to Layered Petals

    • Welcome Video

    • Facebook Group Info

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    Art Supplies

    • Art Supplies!

    • Art Supplies Part One

    • Art Supplies Part Two

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    Bonus: Gathering Inspiration

    • Finding Creative Inspiration

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    Lesson 1: Handmade Art Journals

    • Handmade Floral Art Journals

    • Take A Peek Inside My Journal

    • Let's Make A Journal

    • Creating Backgrounds

    • Journal Spread 1: Blue Flowers

    • Journal Spread 2: White Flower

    • Journal Spread 3: Adding Collage Part 1

    • Journal Spread 3: Adding Collage Part 2

    • Art Journal Template Photo + Instructions

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    Lesson 2: Blooms on Wooden Panel

    • Blooms on Wooden Panel

    • Blooms on Panel - Lesson 1: Inky Background

    • Blooms on Panel - Lesson 2: Composition

    • Blooms on Panel - Lesson 3: Mixed Media

    • Blooms on Panel - Lesson 4: Trimming + Finishing

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    Lesson 3: Blooming Bouquet Painting

    • Layers of Blooms on Canvas

    • Blooming Bouquet - Lesson 1: Background

    • Blooming Bouquet - Lesson 2: Adding in Purple

    • Blooming Bouquet - Lesson 3: Adding in Blues

    • Blooming Bouquet - Lesson 3: Adding in Greens

    • Blooming Bouquet - Lesson 3: Leaves + Dabs

    • Blooming Bouquet - Lesson 3: Acrylic Inks

    • Blooming Bouquet - Lesson 3: White Highlights

    • Blooming Bouquet - Lesson 3: Paint Pens + Finishing

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    Thank you

    • Thank you + More!

    • Thank you Video

Immediate Access

Acrylic Painting + Mixed Media

Private Facebook Group

Downloadable Videos

Self-paced

Lifetime Access

Teacher Interaction 

5+ Hours of Content

All Levels Welcome

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Lesson 1: Handmade Art Journal

In our first lesson we will be making a handmade art journal, small enough to take with you on some garden walks or to keep in your bag so you are ready to create when inspiration strikes! Art journals are a great way to stay loose and experiment with new techniques or art supplies. We will fill our pages with beautiful colors, detailed mark-making and collage elements.

Lesson 2

Mounted Florals on a Wooden Panel

In our 2nd lesson we will creating a mixed media piece on watercolor paper which then will be mounted on a wooden cradle board for a polished look and feel. Pick your color palette from one of the art journal spreads, or use mine to follow along.  ​ We will be creating a little floral explosion by building up the petals with paints, pencils and wax crayons, while using collage pieces to add on depth and color saturation. ​

Lesson 3

Blooming Bouquet on Canvas

In Lesson 3 we will create a beautiful bouquet flowing with rounded floral shapes on canvas that will be rich in color and detail. We will be primarily painting with acrylic paints while mixing in some acrylic inks as well. Staying loose with our brush strokes in the beginning and then fine tuning towards the end.

Create gorgeous floral abstracts with acrylic paint, collage and your favorite art supplies!

Suggested Art Supplies

Please know that it is not my intention for you to purchase all the supplies! You may have a lot of these already, and I always suggest that you use your favorites supplies on hand. And, always stay true to the colors that you love. All my lessons can easily be done in a color palette of your choosing. I am listing options for supplies as well – some are more expensive than others so I want to make sure you know that there are different brands out there for the same thing.