I've had a lot of questions about how I paint my roses. My swooshing! So here goes.
It really doesn't matter what brand of paint you use. Whatever is around! I have a yellow, green, red, pink and....
white. I buy a lot of white! So here it is in a quart. You'll only use a minuscule amount though.
Also a regular brush. Not too big, not too thin.
I keep the colors in the caps and some white on a post it note. O.K. are you ready?
Start with red dots to see where your flowers will go (there's some white in there because I didn't clean the brush after dipping it in the white to go onto the post it note). VERY IMPORTANT!!! DO NOT CLEAN YOUR BRUSH between steps. All the colors getting mixed up gives it a great look. Back to the roses!
Load the brush with white, pink and red.
Here's the swoosh! Swoosh one way, under the dot like you are writing a "u" from left to right.
Now swoosh above the dot from left to right.
Now it's just back and forth adding swooshes going out further and further until you like the size of your rose.
Here I'm adding white for a highlight It's really nothing! Once you have something that suggests a rose STOP! Sometimes my red center gets lost and I have to put it back in.
Now lets do leaves!
Mix some yellow and green just a bit. Load your brush. More green than yellow.
Oops! Too much yellow!
I added more green. I'll fix that later.
The best is when you have a bit of pink/red showing through the green from not cleaning the brush after painting the roses.
I'll fix my boo boo by sticking another rose in there.
The rose buds are so simple. Just load the brush with pink, red, white or however you like. And drag the brush from the leaf toward the outside of the painting. Done!
I made a front door with the same technique.
But here I added white in the leaves for even more contrast.
Want to see faux panels?
For the outer edge of the panel I used a light brown color. Any will do. And some white.
The tan goes on top and right. Then mix a little white to make a lighter version of the same color and put it at the bottom and left. You could even add a shadow(black watered down) and put it on the inside of the darker tan lines.
So this is the way I make my roses. I've tried the classic way, but it takes so much concentration!! This is much more easy.
By the way, I have no secrets. If you ever have a question about anything I've made please don't hesitate to ask.I don't always think of my work as tutorial worthy. I've also added some tutorial links from previous posts on the right side bar (Heather's
suggestion. Thanks Heather!)
Hope this rose tutorial helps you out!
Muchisimas gracias por el tutorial, no soy muy buena con los pinceles, me tiembla el pulso.....pero lo intentare jejeReplyDelete
A ti te uqedan fantasticas esas rosas.
Wow you are so talented!!ReplyDelete
These beautiful roses are absolutely stunning!
I can't see me doing that... but... you never know lol!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial :-)
Thank you for the rose tutorial, it is usually so much easier than I try to make it! (I will let you know if this is true in this case lol) Thank you, Mini Blessings, KimReplyDelete
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Wow, Caroline. Thank you so much! The roses are gorgeous. I love tutorials!ReplyDelete
Woohoo!! Look at you go! Now I REALLY need to get down to business and try this out! Thanks so much for making this great technique into a tutorial!ReplyDelete
Caroline, What a great tutorial! I love how the door looks. My favorite combination has always been pale blue with pink roses!! Yours are perfect! Thanks for the tutorial.ReplyDelete
I love your tutorials, Caroline! This one is especially fun! Thanks for adding the tutorials down the sidebar. I definitely want to re-read the chandelier and concrete ones. :-) JenniferReplyDelete
Muchas gracías!! Te quedan de lujo, muy bonitas, me encantan!!!ReplyDelete
Besos de las Malu´s.
Eres muy generosa Carolin, al compartir este tutorial con todos!ReplyDelete
Yo lo intentará, pero no creo que me queden como tus preciosas rosas.
thank you so much for this tutorial!!!!! It seems easy..... I'll tell you when I'll try.........I'm afraid that the result will be not like your!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much for the tutorial. Still dont think i could make roses look so great :D Fantastic work.ReplyDelete
Thanks to share it!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful!!! Thanks a lot for tutorial :-) I don't think that I'll can do so pretty like you ... ;-) but I'll tryReplyDelete
Hi Caroline, what a gorgeous workshop of your beautiful roses :)ReplyDelete
Thank you sooooo much for sharing it with us,I will now give it a try !!
Hugs Mieke xxx
Te quedan estupendas, me encantan, gracias por el turorial :)ReplyDelete
Great tutorial!!! Thank you so so much, Caroline.ReplyDelete
An awesome tutorial Caroline, thanks!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tutorial - lovely roses!ReplyDelete
Muchas gracias por este estupendo tutorial!!!!Tus rosas son fantásticas!!ReplyDelete
wowoowow this is so lovely postReplyDelete
i am not a good painter
this will help
thanks for sharing this post
and thanks for stopping by my blog
Śliczne róże ;) ! Cudne są ;-) Pięknie to wszystko wygląda ;)ReplyDelete
You are so generous to share your techniques!!
Rescently I painted some tiles for my kitchen with tiny roses, I painted my roses in a sort of stensiled effect, but they are nowhere near as lovely as yours:0) Your roses are divine and I would love to have a go at painting some this way, thank you so much!!
A great tutorial, Caroline! Thank you very much.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the awesome tutorial, Caroline. I love your work and the Bake Sale stand is so cute! I just had to tell you that I appreciate you taking time to show all your beautiful work!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tutorial. Your roses are fabulous.ReplyDelete
C'est plus que réussi et ça a l'air si simple!!!!!Je ne suis pas doué en dessin mais je vais essayer tout de même!ReplyDelete
Thank you for this marvellous tutorial. Your blog is wonderful to follow.ReplyDelete
Muchas gracias, a tí te quedan preciosas, no creo que yo pueda hacerlo. Besos.ReplyDelete
Gracias por enseñarnos un poco de tu arte¡¡¡
Tus trabajos me tienen enamorada
Un beso grande
This is sooo helpful! Thank you, I was just asked to paint roses on some shelves for my first sale and discovered my roses are blobs lol. Im gonna try your method and see if i can make magic too lolReplyDelete
Caroline, your tut on roses is fabulous! You demonstrated so very well! Thank you so much for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
Caroline... Well, I'm going to be doing some of the roses...someplace, that's a given. thanks for the swooshing lesson. And, thanks for the lovely sweet words about my kitchen...I love hearing nice things, don't we all?ReplyDelete
ttyl.. xoso Sandy
I love your swooshy roses thank you so much for sharing your technique for others to enjoy, blessings, Maureen.ReplyDelete
You just make it look so easy!ReplyDelete
It's your talent that makes it happen. :)
Wonderful tutorial, thank you! I´ll try it!ReplyDelete
Your dollhouse is the sweetest ever! Love your "swish" roses. ChristieReplyDelete
Thank you for this wonderful tutorial.ReplyDelete
Hugs from Craftland
Oh yes, your work is more than tutorial worthy. Thank you so much for sharing this. Can't wait to give it a try :)ReplyDelete
It's a good tutorial, this technique always surprised by the simplicity of achieving tiny roses.ReplyDelete
Muchas gracias por este tutorial,me encantan tus rosas,hace muy poco que he conocido tu blog y tus trabajos me parecen espectaculares,un abrazo muy fuerteReplyDelete
I love this! My grandmother handpainted light pink roses on our China, for our wedding before Shabby chic was even popular. I loveReplyDelete
your style, it reminds me of her technique, beautiful and easy sweeping of her brush. You have encouraged me to try this.
Found this post on Pinterest!
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thankyou for sharing your talents with me and so many and you make things so clear and simple and your right about that gorilla glue here at my house we hide it from each other! lol your truly blessed with your God given talent and giving ways.....................be blessed ..........MelissaReplyDelete
Great tutorial. What brush stroke did you use to make the leaves?ReplyDelete
I love this tutorialReplyDelete