INSIDE : Learn how to make colorful abstract Mini Peony Painted Bag with a few simple painting techniques. They are perfect for holding sweet treats this Spring.
Come mid Spring and all my mind can focus on is the gorgeous blooming flowers outside. One of the show stopping ones that seems to be a widely popular one is the Peony… and can you blame it? Big beautiful petals in lovely cheery color, ah! Today I’m sharing my version of a Mini Peony Painted Bag so we can keep peonies around longer.
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I love these little bags and think they would be perfect to send home as gifts filled with goodies! I’m already secretly planning little teacher gifts with these.
What supplies are needed to paint Spring Peonies on bags?
*note I used two different sizes of muslin bags*
Last year I created Mini Watermelon Bags and they were CRAZY popular! So in keeping with a similar more abstract feeling, I hand painted these bags… but I’m here today to give you step by step directions on how you can make them, too!
How do I paint Spring Peony flowers on bags?
I like using the 1/3 rule when it comes to painting. So, starting in the lower lefthand corner, paint in your lightest pink a circular shape. Note, don’t make anything perfect for this abstract look.
Keep layering different shades of pink on your flower. I recommend going from the lightest colors to the darkest. Keep the lighter colors on the upper side of the flower and use the darker colors for the bottom portion. This helps give dimension and shade your flower appropriately.
For the leaves, I used three shades of green and kept with the darkest color on bottom and lightest color on the top.
I think in total I used 8+ shades of pink and orange for these mini peony bags… but I was excitable and just kept adding more! You could certainly use less and still get the same lovely look.
- Starting in the lower lefthand corner of your muslin bag, paint in your lightest pink in a very loose circular shape.
- Keep layering different shades of pink on your flower in rough circular shapes. Try going from the lightest colors to the darkest. Keep the lighter colors on the upper side of the flower and use the darker colors for the bottom portion. This helps give dimension and shade your flower appropriately.
- For the leaves, use three shades of green acrylic paint. Keep the darkest color on bottom and lightest color on the top.
Don’t worry about making anything perfect for this abstract look.
If you are interested in all my mini bags, you can check them out here!
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