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May Flowers

by: Laura Dame
May 23, 2019

May Flowers

This has been my first spring living in Texas, and let me tell you - It is gorgeous. There are wildflowers everywhere you look, even driving down the highway or going to the grocery store. The rolling pastures are full of both bluebonnets and inspiration. I have always enjoyed using botanical elements in my art, and find my artwork changing and evolving with the seasons. This piece reminded me of the saying “April showers bring May flowers," with the dark drips coming from the “sky," and the flower focal image. I’ll be the first to tell you that I did not start with that idea. I started with a background of ripped paper and gesso, and built layers from there, generally using things that are close by. By the time I felt like it was done, I was as surprised as anyone else by where the journey ended. I hope you enjoy this process and feel inspired!

Items needed:
DecoArt Media Matte Medium 
DecoArt Media Gesso
DecoArt Media Crackle Paint
DecoArt Media Misters - Black
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Payne's Grey
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Sienna 
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta
Americana Premium Acrylics - Cobalt Turquoise Hue
Americana Premium Acrylics - Yellow Oxide
Americana Premium Acrylics - Green Gold
Americana Premium Heavy Gel Medium 
Acrylic board
Silicone brush 
Vintage papers and lace
Palette knife
Black pencil
Water bottle
Flower stamp
Cheesecloth
Scrapbook paper words 





Be sure to visit Laura Mixed Media for more projects and to learn more about Laura Dame.

Comments

Love your April showers, Laura, and all the amazing texture you have created! Beautiful! xxx

Claudia

June 1, 2019

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