This was the class I did at Darling Harbour a while back. It was very quick, about an hour all up. First I put texture paste on the canvas, then added the acrylic paint. What that was drying I painted the shapes – the big flower and the two buds. Then they were glued on and then I put on the swirls with tacky glue and added the gold leaf to the canvas (and also a little on the flowers for highlights).
Obviously no Monet, but I’m really happy with it overall. It was interesting to use the acrylics instead of the watercolours (twinkling H2Os) that I normally use. I haven’t played with texture paste before, so that was really fun. And I have used the tackly glue / gold leaf a few times since then, as it is easy and really effective. The swirls are done with solid glue streaks, while the highlights are done by smudging a little bit of the glue around.