Dimensional Flowers by Moira Sutton


Plaster Bandage (Rigid Wrap or Mod Roc)
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Turquoise Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Primary Magenta, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Yellow Green Light, Quinacridone Gold, White and Carbon Black
DeocArt Glazing Medium

This piece uses plaster bandage to create highly textured/moulded flowers which stand proud of the base. This is achievable because the MDF panel is so sturdy it can take the plaster work on the top. 

Cut strips of the plaster bandage a little wider than the panel and following the manufacturer instructions to wet apply to the panel leaving in wrinkles and buckles for texture.

Cut strips of the plaster bandage about 2 inches x 12 inches. Again follow the instructions for wetting then fold into rosette type shapes, and apply to the board creating three flower shapes. Each flower will probably need 2 strips.

Take strips ½ inch wide and long enough to form stems for the flowers again wet and squash or roll into stem shapes and apply.

Leave to dry, overnight preferably.

Apply a coat of medium I used Matte Medium but you could use gel medium, even PVA watered down 50/50 with water this ensures the plaster is sealed before adding the wet paint.

Paint the background with the Cobalt Teal and Cobalt Turquoise. When dry add a glaze of 50% Quinacridone Gold and 50% Glazing Medium.

Leave for 5 – 10 minutes then remove with a baby wipe, this helps highlight the texture.

For the flowers apply paint using the darker shades of red in the nooks and crannies and lighter shades and white on the tips. When dry add dots of black to form the stamens.

Paint the stems with the yellow green and the edges with black.  


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  1. What a great idea....looks like another crafty method I need to investigate!
    Donna xxx

  2. What a fabulous technique, new one on me. Love the flowers
    Amanda x

  3. This looks amazing Moira and would never have guessed how it came about, such a clever idea too.
    Fliss xx

  4. What amazing texture, and I love the idea! Debsxx


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