Creations, Painting Roses

rose glasses

 

Since Valentines Day is on the horizon, I thought it might be fun to paint some roses

 

roses with garland thepaintedapron.com

 

The rose itself is a complex creature, layers of petals and color tones

 

roses in wine glass thepaintedapron.com

 

It’s all a matter of simplifying, breaking down the shape

 

pink roses thepaintedapron.com

 

The simplest “rose” is an oval or circle shape with an “e” inside, like this one I made in PicMonkey

picmonkey roseFor this simple rose, I usually modify the circle into more of an oval

 

simple flowers

 

Another easy rose is made with a combination of petal strokes.  I used red with a little pink.  Using 2 colors adds interest, just load them both on your brush and let them mingle themselves as you apply the paint

 

flower shape & petals

 

The addition of leaves makes the flowers come to life

 

simple flowers

 

Do a practice sheet of leaves, letting your brush make the shapes naturally.  Once you get a feel for your leaves, load your brush with yellow and green, or 2 shades of green and make quick simple strokes

 

practice leaves

 

You can also vary the placement of petals to give your blooms a little attitude

 

petal placements

 

I wanted some glasses for an upcoming Valentine’s tablescape.  I was inspired by looking at MacKenzie Childs glassware

 

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and my new MacKenzie-Childs cake stand

 

New Years centerpiece

 

and wanted to use red for Valentines Day

 

 

petals

 

Petals first

 

white base

 

White painted bases

 

painting stripes

 

Black stripes

 

glass base

 

Black checks

 

black & white rose glass

 

Another row of checks, and green leaves

 

rose glasses

 

Then some gold dots  for finishing touches

 

queen of hearts

 

Cheers!

And don’t forget PicMonkey, there are endless possibilities there too…

 

picmonkey roses

You can make your own stylized roses, free,  or chose the more realistic blooms and stems  if you have a Royal account.

rose chandy thepaintedapron.com

 

You might remember these other rose projects, Building a Design

 

color rose Collage

 

Little Miss Fancy

 

Little Miss Fancy thepaintedapron.com

 

Life is short, fill it with roses!

 

pink rose collage thepaintedapron.com

You can see more rose and flower ideas on Fresh Vignettes here

Remember, if you are painting on glass, you must use a paint specifically for glass, like Liquitex Glossies.  Once painted and cured the glasses are dishwasher safe

Take time to stop and create some roses…  🌹

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20 Responses to “Creations, Painting Roses”
  1. Mary says:

    Thanks for the tutorial Jenna! I need to try my hand at painting some glasses, it’s been years since I’ve used a paint brush on anything other than a wall 🙂 Little Miss Fancy is one of favorite projects of yours!

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  2. Marigene says:

    Jenna, you make painting sound and look so easy! Those glasses are beautiful. Did you paint that gorgeous table runner? I love the colors in it.

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  3. You always make me want to get out my brushes instead of going to work, LOL!!

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  4. I wish I had your talent. Great looking glasses.

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  5. I love the roses! I would also love to see you paint some red posies. Since my trip to Europe, I’ve become obsessed with them!

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  6. These glasses are just beautiful! You did such a great job 🙂

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  7. You make it all look so easy! I have promised myself that practicing my painting is on my to do list this year! Thank you so much for sharing oer at Celebrate Your Story!

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  8. Downright clever and absolutely adorable, Jenna! I love the knockoff MC look and I’m pinning this great tutorial – thank you!

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  9. Thanks for the tutorial on painting the roses! You make it look easy! I’d love to try, following your directions! Love the little vases hanging from the chandie, and the last tablescape! Gorgeous floral tablerunner! 🙂 ~Rhonda

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  10. Great tutorial on painting roses and I am in love with your cake stand!

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  11. Lori says:

    These are so adorable! I love the easy tutorial on painting the roses!

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  12. Sandra Garth says:

    This is a great tutorial and that runner is beautiful!

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  13. JESS44903 says:

    Oh wow…these are so pretty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  14. OMG – I love this!! I’ve been trying to paint roses and have made it so complicated and frustrating that I have convinced myself I need to just stop painting. Oh boy, I’m so excited! Thank you for sharing this beautiful tutorial!! I am motivated!!

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