Paint poppies with me in oil or acrylic on paper in this flower sketchbook tutorial! In this latest video in my botanical sketchbook series, I’ll take you through the process of drawing, toning the pages, and painting onto paper using either oil or acrylic to create a vintage sketchbook spread of poppies. If you’re curious if you can paint on paper with oil, the answer is an absolute yes, but you just need to prime the pages with shellac first.

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Materials used in this tutorial (please note that these are affiliate links and I earn a small commission from every product sold):
Fine Line Miniature Brushes set by Zen Art Supplies:
Stillman & Birn Zeta Series Sketchbooks (I use the hardcover 8.5″ x 11″):
Liquitex Professionals Acrylic Ink in Burnt Umber and Prussian Blue:
Uniball Signo 207:
Oil paint:

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First flower:
Second flower and third flower:
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Fifth flower:

00:00 Introduction
00:35 Adding the Drawing
02:44 Adding the Writing
03:46 Toning the Pages
05:11 Sealing the Pages with Shellac
05:51 Adding the Paint
08:57 Layering Metallic Text

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Hi! I’m Marianne, I’m an artist and trained teacher (BEd, MEd, OCT). I create painting tutorials in acrylic, oil, and gouache/acrylic ink for both canvases and sketchbooks. I love teaching and supporting emerging artists, and sharing tips and strategies for creating success in your artistic practice. Mistakes and failures are part of the process, and […]

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