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3D rose painting

Use self-hardening clay and Resene testpots to transform an old picture frame into a fabulous 3D rose painting.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 06

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Old wooden frame with hardboard backing, paintbrushes, Resene Multishield+ (now Resene Concrete Clear) Gloss, Resene Quick Dry Acrylic Primer Undercoat, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Black, Resene Bright Red, Resene English Holly, Resene Red Berry and Resene Turtle Green, self-hardening modelling clay (Das pronto is ideal).

To get the look: Mark painted the surrounding wall with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen tinted to Resene Soft Pink.

Other ideas: Use Resene Alabaster to create a classic white rose.

Step 1
Step one
Roll several small balls of clay and flatten out with the palm of your hand to form a ring of outer petals, pressing them firmly onto the hardboard backing.
Step 2
Step two
Apply a second ring of petals, as shown.
Step 3
Step three
Continue to build up successive rings of petals, making them smaller as you get towards the centre. Leave overnight for the clay to harden.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the flower picture and wooden frame with one coat of Resene Quick Dry Acrylic Primer Undercoat. Allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint the rose with two coats of Resene Red Berry. Allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the wooden frame with two coats of Resene Black and the background with two coats of Resene Turtle Green. Allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Add highlights to the rose petals with Resene Bright Red and some texture to the background with Resene English Holly. Allow to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply a coat of Resene Multishield+ (now Resene Concrete Clear) Gloss to the painting and frame to intensify colours and create a glossy finish to the artwork. Allow to dry.

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