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How to dot paint with Kristin Uhrig "Breakfast On Kauai"

May 30, 2021
Welcome everyone to a new tutorial, as you can see this is going to be a pretty big project today. It took me about eight hours to


and it may take you a little longer if you haven't had as much practice as I have, but come on. Get started and you can have some fun. Well today we're going to start with a 12 by 12 canvas and I


ed it with black satin. I still like this one from Martha Stewart because she gives me single coat coverage. I will use Mark's mandalas. 12 piece tool set today and I'll have a link for that in the comments and then I'll use small numbers so you can see what size tool I'm using so first of all we'll use a general.
how to dot paint with kristin uhrig breakfast on kauai
White charcoal pencil to draw a 10 inch circle on this canvas. Now I have this bowl that's about 10 inches wide, so I use it all the time. You can also use a compass or an embroidery hoop, anything that's 10 inches to Get yourself a circle here and I'm just measuring an inch on all sides to make sure it's centered before I trace the outside with the pencil and it'll be a little bit hard to see here just because of the angle at the top. Light I'm using, but you'll be able to see it as we use it below.
how to dot paint with kristin uhrig breakfast on kauai

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I'm making guidelines that go from corner to corner on the canvas and then once we have that there, I'm going to measure. six inches wide on each of the four edges and make a small mark on the six inches, do that all the way around and don't worry about these guidelines, you can remove them later with the same black paint you used to paint the background . Now I'm just going to connect those lines and that will give us the grid for the mandala design. If I tilt it there, you'll be able to see it a little better, so today I'm going to start with just four colors and mix in others. colors as we go, this just helps me keep them from drying out as we work because like I said, this project takes several hours, so I'm going to start with four shades of this green, orange, and yellow and I'll start with this big one. tool in the middle and my yellow paint was a little pointy so I used another tool to rotate it and flatten it and then of course I wiped my tools with a damp paper towel so now that I have the center point I'm going to place a little yellow dot on each of the guidelines and then I'll see that we have each of the guidelines there and then I'll fill the space with another yellow dot and just make sure that your paint is thick enough so that the dots don't come off or they touch each other.
how to dot paint with kristin uhrig breakfast on kauai
You can practice on a piece of paper first before you start on the canvas to make sure the paint is the right consistency, so now I'm going to mix a little bit of yellow and lime green to create this kind of light lime green color to make the next row of points with a slightly larger size tool and I'm offsetting these points, that just means they go in the middle. stitches on the row above and just adjust them as needed to make sure they are all roughly the same size. I'm going to add a little bit of this bright green shade to darken the paint that I just used.
how to dot paint with kristin uhrig breakfast on kauai
To make the next row a little bit bigger tool, I'm going to adjust them right there making sure they don't touch the points from the previous row and it's okay if you leave a little bit of space on this one because I'm going to put a smaller point there and get it have the correct size. Now I'm using a smaller tool to add bright green dots. This is a real leafy green, almost a Kelly green, putting them in there and then I go. using a toothpick just to pull them towards the center in a teardrop shape, this makes it look more botanical or more floral to get that shape there, so now I'm going to go back to that lime green color again, the lightest shade. and I'm going to put them in the guidelines and then add a little bit more of that bright lime green into my little containers.
Those are containers that I have with lids and I use them in a lot of different projects so now I'm I'm going to add two dots to each side of the guidelines and we end up looking like Mickey Mouse ears and then we're going to add a yellow dot to the end of that row and again my yellow paint was too thick so I just made a swirl. I always make my yellow paint a little thicker than I need and add a lot of Hansa Yellow Gold Fluid just because gold craft acrylics, yellows and oranges tend to become dull at the edges when they dry they become especially yellows, something about yellow, so I always add the gold fluid acrylic to increase the saturation of the pigment.
Anyway, now we're putting dots of the same size around that big yellow dot trying to make them all the same and then I go. To mix a little bit of the bright orange with the yellow in this mango color, I eat a lot of mangoes for


when I'm in Kauai with my family, I go to the farmers market every morning and buy mangoes, so you're going to carefully place them between those two rows and if your paint is a little thinner than mine it might come off a little bit so judge if you can actually get that in there without it coming off in the next few rows so now we are.
I'm going to stick with that mango color and I'm going to add a smaller dot at the end again between the rows and then I'm going to add a bright orange dot to that and you want this to line up in a straight row if you can you won't have a guide to help you so which is just kind of a line of sight that you want to align with the other two points and for me it's easier if I look across the canvas to line them up, you can see I'm balancing my Hand there so I don't put my wrist in the wet paint, so now we're going to mix up some cobalt blue paint.
I'm doing a combination of Martha Stewart and again the gold fluid acrylics which I will list in the comments adding. a little bit of pouring medium because Martha Stewart was very thick and just a drop of white and I want it to be a really vibrant cobalt blue. There is a flower on the islands called blue ginger and it is really this color. Sometimes it has a little more purple in it, but the ones I've seen in Kauai are really cobalt blue, they are absolutely stunning, so I wanted to add them in this design with this mango orange and this pineapple yellow, so now I'm going to add some little dots cobalt blue right on either side of the handle dots because they are contrasting colors, they will help each other and be really vibrant and then we'll add some bright green to finish off that row of handle.
Again, with these contrasting colors that are on opposite sides of the color wheel, they really tend to make each other shine if you put them next to each other or on top of each other, so now I'm going to mix in a vibrant turquoise, usually the The craft turquoise is not bright enough for me so I add the gold fluid phthalo blue green tone and it really helps to increase the saturation of the pigment of the turquoise and these big turquoise dots for me this is the color of the water on the islands and I. I snorkel every day when I'm there and it's amazing and the reason the water is this color and crystal clear is because there is very little mud or silt in the water on the islands and there are also very few nutrients in Water. so you don't get a lot of plankton so the water is very very clear and reflects the blue sky perfectly and oh my gosh it's wonderful it's like swimming and diving in a pool so now that the big blue dots uh turquoise . they are there because of the color of the ocean, we will walk dots around them and I coined this phrase walking the dots about three years ago when I started filming tutorials and it's just a way to describe the movement of the pencil along the edge of an ocean more big. dot without reloading the paint and then the dots get smaller and smaller and you can walk them back too so we're walking them back around the orange dots here so now that's done I'm adding a medium tone of green to the dot on the guidelines right next to the ocean blue and then two smaller mid tone green dots on either side of that and this is another technique I like to do to add two different shades of the same color when I walk with dots bigger. a petal just to make it a little more interesting, so I added a little bit of green to that shade to darken it a little bit and I'm going to continue walking those dots around the ocean blue dot and that's going to give us a nice cool shaded color for this petal on these radials and now I'm adding turquoise top dots to the bright yellow dots again because they are contrasting colors that will make each other shine and for some reason it just helps The inside of the pop mandala also has a pineapple look so I'm adding orange top dots to the handle, the smaller handle, and I'm going to make them in two different sizes, just a very small top point for the larger handle, and that's a good idea. just to mix up the sizes on the top dots just to add visual variety so now some medium green top dots and those will go in that lighter shade of lime green and then a little bit of light turquoise on those bright orange dots and then I'm going to add the bright green to the cobalt again.
This will stay cool tone and just help the cobalt shine a little brighter once these paints are dry they will be a little brighter. a little bit darker than they are now, so that green is going to help it shine through, so now I'm going to add two light turquoise dots to the end of the orange dots again because you don't have the guidelines for these. I need to just make a sight line, make sure they fit between the blue petals and I just mixed a little bit of white with that turquoise to get that color, then added a little bit more white to lighten it even another shade.
Make the last of the three triangle dots the same size here at the ends of this row, so I'm using tool number five to place white dots of the same size around the perimeter of the circle that we drew at the beginning and this can be a little bit complicated, sometimes it's very difficult for beginners to make these circles correctly and the trick is to have paint thick enough so that all the dots stay the right size so they don't come off and after you've made five or six dots. Go ahead and clean your tool because paint will tend to build up on your tool.
You want to clean it up and start over so your spots don't start getting bigger and bigger without you realizing it and just try and keep them in exactly the same place. I decided to line them up right on the edge of the white circle. Sometimes I put the white circle right in the middle of the point and then when you get to the point where the two ends are going to connect. You just need to slow down and try to carefully estimate the distance between the connection points because you'll have to figure out how many points fit in that space.
Can I put three in there or can I put two in there? just take your time and figure out how many you can fit in there without crushing them, and if you're not happy with the result, wipe it off with a piece of damp paper towel and try again, sometimes I end up doing that. two or three times if it's even a little bit off it'll bother me forever so go ahead and take it off and try again it's no big deal so I let it dry and now I'm adding bright orange dots in the guidelines and then I'm going to add an orange dot in the middle between those and I'm just using those triple blue dots to point to that dot, they're just pointing directly at it, so I just follow that and know that's where it is.
The orange dot is going to go and then do that all the way around and these are going to be the center of the flower petals that we're going to place on the outside of this circle almost like a flower, so we're going to start with these anyway. with the orange center and then walking yellow dots around that center and then I mixed two shades of vibrant purple and we're going to start with the darkest tone and we're going to start walking with these dots, but I always start with a larger tool for the first point and then I use a smaller size for the next two and then I use a small tool or a stylus just to continue walking to the end and this purple, um, I decided to use kind of uh the Filipino ground orchid color um, this is a beautiful almost magenta purple, it's not a royal blue purple and then I skip one of the orange dots and then I move on to the next one because we're doing a combination of blue and purple around the outside of this flower was, but the first row will be in this beautiful magenta color, vibrant purple on all sides and then I decided to mix in a little bit lighter shade, like the plumeria tone of the colors there, I added just a touch of that orange to tone it down a little bit and then we'll do the second row with the purple petals.
I'm going to start with a big dot in the lightest pink, like that plumeria pink, and then I'm going to add two more in a little bit a little bit smaller tool and then use the small tool to finish walking around to the next shade, like that beautiful pink plumeria walking around and that will finish the purple petal and then we'll do that all the way around, so I'll rotate the canvas and show it to you again, I'll start with size 11 and change to the smallest size. I think it's anine and then I'll switch to a smaller tool and then we'll bring them down in the medium purple color.
It's not that cool effect, I think it looks really pretty so you're going to do that all over and while they dry I'm just going to add some top dots of vibrant purple to our ocean blue which reminds me of beautiful terrestrial orchids than growing on the beach flowers i mean, right on the beach, like at Shipwreck Beach in Kauai, those purple orchids grow along the beach and they are very pretty, so now let's start with the blue petals, the blue ginger that will appear. these flowers and we're going to start with the turquoise walking around and then we're going to go to the ginger, the ginger blue, cobalt blue and we're going to do it a little bit the other way around this time, we're going to start with the darkest shade and then we're going to finish it off with a tone a little bit lighter I just didn't want to make them too dark, so I lightened it, okay and we're going to finish the blues all the way around. a little break, look how far you've come, it's a lot of work so far it looks great so now we're going to add some top dots to our flowers, white top dots on the flowers with the blue petals just above that. orange and then we're going to put yellow top dots on the row of purple petals that way each one will shine, but in a little different way now some turquoise top dots on our ocean blue triads and some light blue top dots on that Final point and I'm going to go back and use that beautiful pink plumeria to do top dots on the purple petals and I mixed a little bit of Martha Stewart pearl paint with those just to give them a little more body and a little more they have a different shine and they're tremendously pretty when they dry they just look like little pearls so now we're going to add the leafy green between our petals to complete the design so let's start with the bright green and that tool should fit right between those petals and then change to the lime green with a tool a little bit smaller and then use the c tool to make the green dots lighter and finish that row of leaves so the inside is done congratulations take a little break and then Now I'll go back and do the flower corner treatments .
These are very fun. I love making flowers with stippling tools. I made a lot of things for my peace mandala tutorial that you can search for and this is just another way to do it. They're super easy and they look really pretty when they're done, so we're going to start with a simple green dot in the corner in bright green and again we're on that guide, remember we draw at the beginning and then. With the same tool we are going to add the vibrant violet and then a small white dot and then changing to the large tool number 13 we are going to put a light yellow dot and then another small white dot staying on the guide line and then another vibrant violet dot with the number 11.
Look how they line up there, very easy. Now I'm going to make a cross with the white dots like we did before with the beginning of the mandala and then one in the middle to the middle. between each of them and then fill in the spaces again, you might want to practice on a piece of paper to make sure you have enough space and now we're using the same number 11 and the purple paint to put in four more dots and that's it. the base of our purple passion flower from the passion fruit plants, I'm going to add a sort of bluish purple to the side of the center and then the lighter purple on the outside edge, we'll go back and finish that flower later. it's dry so now I'm going to add two white dots to each side and then I'm going to make six orange dots with the same tool around again, one on the bottom, one on the side and then two on each side, just a simple way to do a simple little flower and I made these bright orange and added just a little bit of magenta because I know they will darken to that wonderful flamingo red of real poinsiana, those beautiful trees on the islands that are so red you can hardly Believe it now, come on Let's fill this space here with a little bit more green just doing the same thing on both sides to give it symmetry.
You don't have to fill every space, only your eye will fill it. for you just a touch of lime green to finish off that corner now we're going to do the four corners ta-dah, that was quick and while it dries I'm adding some medium green top dots to the row of leaves to make them look like a little dark for me and I'm going to go back and finish the purple passion flowers so I'm adding offset white top dots, these are not in the center they are towards the center edge of the bottom dot and this gives the illusion of a petal of flower and you'll see this a lot on Hawaiian shirts, they have this style of flower, it's super cool and then I'm going to add a little bit of the vibrant purple on the inside edge to complete the passion flowers and I think they also have a green center, yeah, I made the green center dot, okay, the passion flower is ready and then we're going to finish the poinsettias with a yellow center top dot and then the vibrant purple offset inner dots and everything.
Suddenly they look so pretty, They are such pretty little flowers, okay, the mandala is finished, I finished all my flowers and now I'm going to go back and use the same black paint to take care of some of the paint splatters I had. and to take care of the remaining guidelines, I let it dry and everything is finished. Now these colors will darken about two shades as they dry overnight and I'll show you that there they are, they just become vibrant and Gorgeous and I applied a coat of clear spray over this to protect it and keep the colors vibrant and there you have it,


in Kauai, this is my favorite island, the Nepalese coast, oh I can spend weeks there, thanks for watching everyone, aloha.

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