A Quick Guide to Painting Flowers with Acrylics on Air Dry Clay
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In clay art, we often need to paint some specific patterns to decorate our clay works; today, we will teach you how to paint a lotus flower on air dry clay using acrylic paints; this part is also one of the subsections of our tutorials on sculpting clay figures if you want to learn a comprehensive tutorial on sculpting clay figures, please check this posting.

Next, ready your acrylic paints, grab your acrylic brushes, and explore with me!

Painting Flowers with Acrylics

1. First, use a mix of green and white colors to paint the front of the lotus leaf, then use green color to paint the back of the lotus leaf.

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2. Use a small brush to dip in dark green paint and draw the veins and outlines of the lotus leaves.

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3. Mix a little red with white and paint the outline of the lotus flower first.

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4. Use red color to outline the tip of the lotus flower and separate the petals of the lotus flower.

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Tips : Start by painting light colors before painting dark colors.

Summary

In this post, we show you an example of a simple lotus pattern using acrylic paint on top of air dry clay; you need to pay attention to the painting order during the painting process. Usually, you need to paint the lighter part first and then the darker part; after mastering and becoming proficient at this, I'm sure you'll be able to master more complex paintings.


If you are also interested in clay figure sculpture, you can see more related content here, and you will also learn to master more sculpture.

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