Today I will show you how I made my Sunflower on my wood block:
I started by making some sketches in my journal:
Next, I sealed my wood block with a coat of gesso. After it dried, I drew my image on with a fine point black Sharpie marker:
Mixing Golden Fluid acrylics and Liquitex Gloss Medium, I painted my block yellow and then added some colors on my sunflower:
I wasn’t liking my colors real well, so I decided to paint it red and sand it:
I then added more paint:
And sanded it again:
I liked how it looked kind of old or vintage. So I finished the back side by gluing a piece of scrap paper and a quote I typed on the computer. I painted it so it looked old:
Next, I nailed small nails into my sunflower on the front and painted the nail heads yellow:
I also added an “S” sticker to the bottom left corner.
I finished it by attaching eye hooks to the edges and stringing a wire with a few beads for it to hang:
I will probably add a coat of varnish before I hang it outdoors…
I really like how the sunlight reflects the nail heads!
Hope you enjoyed seeing how I created my sunflower!
Happy Creating! 🙂