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How to Paint a Flower on Rice Paper Using Watercolors

Rice paper is a thin, absorbent semi-opaque paper. By itself, it isn't the best ground for a wet medium like watercolor because, when wet, it is very fragile. By gluing it to a piece of cardboard it will become a sturdy surface for watercolor with the added bonus that, in the gluing process, many fine wrinkles will be created. This unique rice paper painting looks complex, but by following a few simple steps, it is easy to do.

Steps

  1. Obtain a piece of cardboard.White mat or illustration board is an ideal weight. Cut it to the size you want your art piece to be.  9" x 12" or 11"x 14" are good sizes because they will fit into a standard size frame.
  2. Purchase a sheet of plain, white rice paper from the art and craft store. Cut a piece that is slightly bigger than your support board. There is no right or wrong side to the paper.
  3. Squeeze white glue onto the board.Use a scrap of cardboard to spread it evenly over the entire surface of the board.
  4. Wad the rice paper into a ball.Open it and smooth it with your fingers.
  5. Attach the paper to the board.Make sure it is glued thoroughly ,especially at the edges.
  6. Turn any excess paper under and glue it down.Or, if you prefer, trim off whatever overhangs.  
  7. Dry with a hair dryer.
  8. Use pencil to create an arch at the top of the board.A salad or dinner plate makes a good template.
  9. Sketch lightly the amount of space your flower will take up.It ought to be almost touching the arch at the top and reach almost to the edges of the board on the sides.
  10. Draw a double line for the stem and, at the top, have it branch out, into the flower.
  11. Draw, along the stem, two or more leafs on either side of the stem.
    • Start your leaf with a center growth vein that is a curvy line and then, above and below this vein, draw the top and bottom of the leaf, keeping it curvy and graceful.
    • Have the stem branch out at the bottom slightly to support the weight of the large blossom, and if desired, draw a series of roots resembling small branches going into the ground.
  12. Return to the flower and, since the hydrangea is a large puff made up of tiny blossoms, fill the entire area you designated for the flower with small, round shapes to represent the blossoms.
  13. Make a tiny circle at the center of each little blossom and divide the circle into five or six tiny petals.
  14. Keep the hydrangea's sides slightly irregular, dipping in and out as an actual flower would.
  15. Paint your design by setting up a palette with 1/2 inch amounts of tube watercolor in pink (Alizarin Crimson or Rose Madder) green, blue, yellow and brown. 
  16. Select medium and small round brushes that will come to a sharp point.
  17. Paint the piece in any order you wish but work lighter color first and gradually, add darker tones.If the paint spreads too much, use it less diluted.
  18. Add details such as tiny yellow centers to each little flower within the large flower pouf. Do fine accent lines for the stem, leaf veins, roots and branches from the stem into the flower. Try to keep the drawn lines to a minimum, and do them with a fine brush and dark paint. Strive to keep the lines loose and carefree.
  19. If desired, ornament the interior of the arch with curlicues and paint with brownish-yellow watercolor.For a final touch, if you wish, apply metallic, gold acrylic paint on the arch.

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  • Take note that the beauty of this art piece comes from the irregularity of the rice paper picking up paint in an irregular pattern and accenting the wrinkles.
  • Ask at a frame shop for the inside pieces that are created when a mat is cut. Very often these are thrown away, so you might get them cheap or even free.
  • Rice paper comes in many fancy styles, but for this project, get the plain paper.
  • Do another piece using a lily or other flower as your subject.





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