Welcome Paint Lovers…
Today I’m share the tutorial on how I create art from plywood.
I started with a piece of plywood that was in the garage that measured about 1 1/2 x 3 feet. I decided to keep the knotted side up to add some texture to the painting.
I gave it a coat of cheap flat spray paint (for the primer) & a coat of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spray paint.
To add some more depth to the background I used espresso brown acrylic paint watered down. I brushed it on the wood and after letting it sit for about a minute I wiped it off. It left just enough “tint” for me. You can see in this picture the different stages. The left side is the primed and heirloom paint only, the center has the brown paint before it’s been wiped off and the right side is the “after” effect. It helps to bring out the wood grain beautifully!
Then I took to sketching my layout…
I used a Pottery Barn duvet cover that was in the guest bedroom as my inspiration. Here’s the duvet…
Here’s the flowers before I added the details to them.
I traced around the flowers with a small brush loaded with the espresso brown.
Now the fun twirl-things… adding the whimsy to the painting. I used a medium size brush and some more espresso brown paint.
And I keep on twirling. I used the small brush for some too. I also added some creamy white streaks to the red flowers and more espresso brown streaks to the creamy white ones.
Here’s she is all finished…
If you’ve got a scrap piece of plywood and some acrylic paints you too are ready to create some plywood art!
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