Baby’s Breath and  Mason Jar Q Tip Acrylic Painting for Beginners tutorial 🌈🎨💜

Baby’s Breath and Mason Jar Q Tip Acrylic Painting for Beginners tutorial 🌈🎨💜

Hi everybody, it’s Cinnamon Cooney, your Art Sherpa. And today I want to share with you a really fun project you can do at home. This has just a couple colors and you actually get to paint it with Q-Tips. Plus it’s a mindful painting. I’m going to show you how to add a word of empowerment to your painting. So you can remember the things that you’re trying to focus on in your own life, every time you look at it. Get your paint, get your brushes, come back and meet me at the easel right now. We’re going to be mindfully painting. Let’s take a look at the materials we’re going to use today to create these beautiful an easy project. I have a 9 by 12 canvas board that is just sewed black and ready to paint on what you could use. Just block paint if that’s what you have over here. I have kids chalk that I’ve sharpened. I have Q-tips that I bundled together with rubber bands. I have brushes for acrylic painting and I have white paint a gold yellow paint called yellow ochre and I have a little more black paint. Let’s sketch in our baby’s breath design. But remember I also have a traceable if drawing is not your strongest skill yet you can use that. That is definitely not cheating. That is just part of an art practice. So go ahead and start sketching in your mason jar. If you’re going to freehand the in on your canvas I’m using my kids chalk my come over to the left hand side and I’m going to make. A vertical line. Come over about a hands with. Him making matching vertical line. Then I’m going to make a curve. A LINE. Coming down from these two. It’s kind of like a little smile. Up here a minute to make. Two lines curving in for the shoulder. Then I think I’ll draw another couple matching smiles that are just smaller than the bottom. That’ll be my jar lid. Now I want to have some babies breath in my jar. So I think I will draw a nice line coming up. And then baby’s breath has a lot of joints to it so I’m going to try to represent that. In my drawings you can see I’m giving you a lot of joints. So that. When I’m coming out here. We’re going to have lots of places to put the flowers. One things I want to I don’t want to do is match up joints. So make sure your joints are staggered. For the design. Draw another little stem coming down this way. Going across here with a little friend is going to have a bunch of flowers. This might have some flowers right here. A little bunch could be here. And we’ll have this bunch here. Once that’s all in. I’m going to put this aside for if I decide to add a word to help me think and be present at the end of the painting. But for right now let’s just paint this in. So let’s paint in our stems so that they can be inside our jar. I’m going to take. This black pearl number four around what you’re looking for is a nice synthetic brush that comes to a point I mean dip it in my water and take off the extra water because I wouldn’t want it to be very wet. I’m going to go ahead and put my brush in my yellow ochre and I might even grab a little white here. To keep it from being too bright. But really that’s just preference. And I’m going to paint over. The lines I drew. I find it helps if I keep my brush pressure very light and I only touch the tip of my brush. To my canvas. That helps me maintain a fairly thin line. It’s a little of this maybe a little white. Just to give it some dimension. Everywhere
you have these little areas you’re going to be putting in your baby’s breath with your Q-tips. So they’re fun to do. And anywhere you have a booboo where you put a line you didn’t like. You can always paint it out with the black paint that you put aside. Just very carefully with a very light brush painting in my stem. Little more yellow on this damn. Show brain than in. Might paint that stem a little thicker at the bottom. Really really just about. Having beautiful little lines. Let’s pull a friend over here. Coming off this way. Breathing in and breathing out or remembering to relax while we pain and not be too critical of ourselves. Being self-critical doesn’t help you be creative. In fact it can really really slow that process down. So remember to be easy and relax with yourself. Now once you have that basic stem sketch in you can paint in the Mason jar let’s rinse out our brush and put it aside. Now I have this number for Black Pearl bright a bright is a nice square brush. This is pretty stiff springy filaments. So this is going to be easy to dry brush with. In my first little bit I’m going to I’m not going to do just pure white. I’m going to add a smidge of black. How I do that is I take just the edge of my brush. To pick up the black so I don’t get too much black. And I’m going to come here and trace over. It very lightly with this dry brush notice that I just don’t want any water really in my brush. I want the paint to be skipping. These little lines that I. Sketched in. Sketches and I can remember you don’t have to be perfect. Sometimes it feels like we have to be perfect when we paint. That is actually just somebody else’s voice in our head saying we’re not good enough. That voice isn’t telling the truth because we are good enough. Great. Now that I’ve gone on the edge of my brush you can see how I use the edge of my brush to get those nice then lines. I’m going to put in a little shading I might add a little more white paint to my brush. Now.
I’m going to come here. Just across the shoulder. I’m in a dry bag. A little dry brush wait. See how a lot of my canvas is showing through. And as I’m taking the stroking curving in I’m lightening my pressure that lightens the amount of paint. A little more of my gray on there I don’t want to be too white yet. I’m going to come across the lid of my jar and do something similar. That’s nice. Cross the bottom. Just a couple little strokes it doesn’t take a lot. Just a nice gray to start. Or take this one down. And maybe add a couple. And notice how the stems start to exist inside our jar. Every time we add a reflection that crosses over them it pushes them back. Into the jar. I’m going to make a calligraphy kind of reflection which is just shown and moved my hand up and over and down like I might in a calligraphy motion. I’m going to rinse out my brush. Right off with my towel. So that it’s real dry. And get some more just white paint on there. Now. A couple of highlights right here. See how that lets the white highlight really show. Maybe you come across your live this time with the bright way paint making a couple dash reflections. When we paint glass. Obviously we can’t paint what we don’t see so we paint the things we do see which is the reflections. On nice reflection right there. Ornery here can always highlight down the side of the. Jar. And make a little highlight there. See how that’s fun. Getting to know the line in the room a little bit. When we’re happy. When men come just see just dust test test test test test. With painting the part of the jar we can see. We get to put the flowers on the ends of our stems which is the most fun. Now I’m going to put out a little bit of this white paint because I know I’m going to use a lot. Everything I’m using in this video is in the description below. And I’m going to grab a bunch of these that I’ve done already. So I’ve got some of these there for. Now I’m looking for them where they’re all lined up and I’m going to go ADAP Dab-Dab dabbing off to make sure they’re doing OK. See how they look. And then I’m going to come to the end of each stem. In just. Had. Some babies breath. If I press light. The breath gets light and remember to breathe. In this painting. And relax. And breathe and relax. Putting in my baby’s breath and remembering to be mindful of how I’m feeling. It’s put some more baby’s breath Ray here. Can’t do it wrong. Just putting bits of flowers where I feel I’ll enjoy them. Spilling my vase. And my mind up. With joyful little dots. Well. Wait. Happiness. Are you doing great. Let’s have some blooms right here. I always put out several bunches of Q-tips So if my Q-tips get mushy and aren’t showing nice little dots I can change them out to fresh ones. But these are holding up really really well I will put the exact ones I used in the description. So you can look for those two. Adding. These. As makes me happy. Ari. When you feel that you have. A good bouquet. That’s relaxing to your mind. Put your Q-tips to the side. Now this is a great time if you would like to add a word of mindfulness to the painting so that every time you look at it you’re reminded of the positive affirmation that you’re working on. I’ve chosen the word breathe because I think that it’s really easy to hold one’s breath in life and forget to relax and let go. So let me show you how you can get really beautiful lettering on your painting. So I have my chalk here. And I’m going to turn my painting to the side because I think that it will be most balanced if I neatly write the word here. I’m going to. Make a nice vertical line. And I’m going to pull B. This is going to set the size of all my lettering so all my lower case letters in the tops of my letters will be about the same size as my b belly. Making morays. So it’s later. Took us a while to see it really pretty much in the middle of the edit. What I’m going to say is when you’re writing an affirmation word to practice mindfulness a little Google spell check to make sure that you spelled the word correctly is good. So as you’re writing your word if you choose to write breathe that would be spelled with an R. I’m going to go watch ‘Simple English Videos’ by my friend Vicki Hollet, because I think I need a refresher course. That link in the description below too. And you guys enjoy the best lettering I’ve ever done is I misspelled word. You at my word says and. We’re right once that’s in. I’m going to take this small bright brush. This is number two. And I’m going to load it up with my white paint. I’m going to use this a little bit like a calligraphy tool. So where I want a thin line I’ll go on the Ench. And then I will let the brush stroke give me thick. And thin lines. It’s OK for these letters to be pain Shirley. Again. Isn’t that lovely. Going to remember to breathe. Every time I look at this. Your word and the words you want or made me no word at all. Your painting. Just following my nice trace lines and enjoying the square shape of my brush. So this positive affirmation painting really helped me today. It definitely helped me find my center relax and I know every time I look at it I remember to breathe. I hope you enjoyed your project. I loved spending the day with you today and I want to see what’s your affirmations for so be sure and share them with me. Be good to yourselves. Be good to each other. And I want to see you at the easel really soon.

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “Baby’s Breath and Mason Jar Q Tip Acrylic Painting for Beginners tutorial 🌈🎨💜

  1. Candace Boudreau says:

    "So it's later…" Oh Cinnamon! You make my heart smile!

  2. Susan Bishop says:

    I am SO doing this one! And you are so kind to share that mistake with us. It just reminds me of the 20 or more mistakes I make with words and so on every day is something we all do. lol You are an Excellent Person Cinnamon. Thank you for being you…it makes me tear up..something I rarely do. Big ART Hugs to you and John! 😀

  3. Kristen K says:

    Deep Beathes are the way to go! Love your work and your spelling – thanks for sharing and not worrying that you had to do a redo!

  4. Shellyz2u says:

    Did you stop live videos?

  5. N Vishnum says:

    can I have a different background other than black? if so what would you suggest please?

  6. Priya VGS says:

    Hey u forgot 'r' in breath , but I love your projects 🙂 🙂

  7. Only Motion art says:

    Thank you for your awesome videos. when you do paintings.. I also try to do my own . They are not perfect as yours but i love to paint . and you show me the way to paint. Thanks again for your awesome help .

  8. Jamla Salem says:

    your drawing was nice but you didn't write breathe correctly

  9. Shari Peterman says:

    My word is Believe.  I had back surgery eight weeks ago.  I'm in physical therapy and getting stronger day-by-day.  After a year of sometimes barely being able to walk, I now believe that I will soon be able to do almost everything I used to be able to do.

  10. RavenLoches says:

    Beathe in, Beathe Out, Beathe in, Beathe Out, Tied to a wheel, fingers gotta feel . . . . You know the words Bush fans!!!

  11. RUDIzine says:

    For some reason, you remind me so much of my high school English teacher

  12. Chel Burris says:

    Fab 🎨❤️😂 X

  13. Bianca Georgiana says:

    OMG !!!! Is very very beautiful!!

  14. Naseer Ahmed says:

    thank you

  15. hoarau christine says:

    bonsoir c'est trop bien j'adore merci pour le tuto

  16. Lashelle Webb says:

    This is amazing!!! Do you think this concept could be done with a different colored background?

  17. RUSSELL TODD says:

    Cinnamon, you are so cute! We all need to let go and enjoy, even with missing letters. Thanks for sharing, Marilyn Todd

  18. sandra odell says:

    Such a good feeling that others make mistakes, too! Love this project! Thank you for being you! I needed this!

  19. Rhonda Junius says:

    I just finished mine and it was so much fun Thank you

  20. Julie Koppisch says:


  21. D Campbell says:

    This definitely gave me the giggles. Awesome tutorial despite a little bit too much mindfulness. Thank you.

  22. Grazia Cavallaro says:

    sei bravissima

  23. TLA says:

    I beathe wif yuu an wuv yur haar! I tell myself constantly to breathe & let go of the negative energy from the past. Want to buy your brushes. Where? Amazon?

  24. Michele says:

    do these paints work well with chalk board ?

  25. Felicia Ramirez says:

    I woke up from having a nightmare. It's about 4:15 AM ish here in Connecticut. I decided to come here and watch a few of your videos. You make me smile and laugh. I feel a lot better now.
    I just love watching you paint. All of your paintings are beautiful & brings joy to all who watch you paint them. Your extremely talented & creative and your a very sweet an caring person. I'm so glad I found your YouTube page.
    Thanks you for all the positivity and inspiration.
    Tons of hugs

  26. Pam Savioli says:

    I am not able to open the traceable file.

  27. Jenny Dillow says:

    lol, oh cinnamon, thank you for being brave and leaving your boo boo in there for us. It was so cute, I couldn't stop giggling. And I needed to laugh and to be light hearted, especially now. So, let's all beathe, yeah, it's a new thing:):):)

  28. stephanie sorrell says:

    Hello. Could I use the zinc white for the highlights instead of the Titanium white? Since it is some what transparent.

  29. Vikki Anne Byington says:

    Love this!!

  30. parneetify says:

    You are awesome!! 😊

  31. Bekki Shanklin says:

    you so rock,..,I scoot thru fast bc I can't wait. but keep on keep on keepin on, girl!!

  32. Deb Baize says:

    You forgot the r in breathe. Nice simple painting though. Will be great for a relaxing time at the easel

  33. Laura Marcq says:

    I needed a day to myself,too much stress at work.I told my husband I need a couple of hours with Cinnamon,me and the cat went to my art room.Turned on the computer and found this…just perfect,love the painting will be hung up by my desk at work,I did add the lilacs you painted from another video .Thank you ….just love your videos,your a great instructor,wonderful imagination.

  34. Ângela Lopes says:


  35. Muriel Breton-Mello says:

    Happy Birthday my friend and daughter of a daughter of ur wonderful friend love me too and she oooo

  36. Celeste D says:

    This painting was AWESOME. I love how simple and easy it is and how great it looks.

  37. Tanya pawar says:

    I love your paintings …. that's amazing😘

  38. Diane Sanborn says:

    Can't seem to adjust video, can not pause, or make larger…. this makes it very hard to paint…

  39. Ms. Lady says:

    This was a lot of fun 🙂 Also, I think I need to stop being cheap and not buy generic q-tips 😉

  40. Christian Lloyd Gaming & Vlogs says:

    A like your tutorial

    Everytime i paint i actually made it

  41. Sandy Fenstermacher says:

    I love your kindred soul ❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Thank you for being human.

  42. Sheila Taylor says:

    I love this tutorial all the more because of the mistake, fun stuff. I'm going to try this one, I'm not an artist at all but I've always wanted to be. You give me courage, hmmm, that may be my word. Thanks for taking time to spread the joy.

  43. Deb Harvey says:

    Love you Cinnamon

  44. Jessica Blais says:

    Beathe lol that cracked me up she forgot the r.. great painting tho.. lol thanks 4 the laugh

  45. Gerard de Vries says:

    So nice to see how you paintng glasses and flowers.

  46. Toni Nelson says:

    You crack me up! I love this painting! Instead of Beathe…i may write Bessed…haha!!!!! Now I am cracking myself up…

  47. Kim Negus says:

    thanks for reminded me to breathe and relax 🙂

  48. Tracey Lopez says:

    Loved this painting! I think I'll do the dandelions tomorrow

  49. Toni Sumblin says:

    im new to this and you are awesome.

  50. Beth Hersom says:

    This was perfect. Exactly what I needed today. This is my favorite painting so far! It's simple and lovely. Breathe.

  51. MISSY TAMI K says:

    Oh Cinnamon, you're so cute, I'm surprised no one said anything to John in chat about the misprint. It is beautiful writing lol, I was going thru your library for ideas, I did the lilac in black canvas, so I thought this would be a good complement. I'm trying to get 10 paintings ready by Friday night for a school fundraiser craft fair. All my paintings that sell, the monies will help the Lyman Hall Marching Band. They came in as State Champions at the New England Band Competition in class V A. I will put your original painting statement on the back of the canvas. I'm doing your Frozen, that original too? the lilacs in a jar? the snowman and cardinal? I'll read the info for each to find out.

  52. Sadia Jahan says:


  53. Liam Van de Velde says:

    That is soooooo beautiful!!! I'll try to make that one too ;-). Its been more then twho years that I last painted, but you inspired me to paint again! Thank you so much for sharing!! Lots of love and light from Belgium! x

  54. Ether Afrozz says:

    love it

  55. Lois Hastings says:

    thank you so much for this. It's really helpful and fun to watch too.

  56. MultifandomStruggles says:

    Thin lines are so hard for me to paint, they are always to thick. Any tips?

  57. Julie Homer says:

    love it , you did make me laugh with the error ,but still you got it this is my next painting i will do thank you 🙂 x

  58. Jewel Ak says:

    I love your tutorials. So elaborate and fun. You have definitely inspired me. Thank you!!

  59. Rishi Rishi says:

    I love your hair style and your painting

  60. rajesh Razdan says:

    Semley wow 😉😄

  61. Maria Ivanete Neves says:

    Maravilhoso! Você explica de uma maneira tão clara, que não deixa dúvida alguma, e o trabalho fica lindíssimo! Obrigada por compartilhar o seu talento para com todos nós.

  62. ЕЛЕНА Андреева says:

    Очень красиво,спасибо за идеи!!!!Украина

  63. Billie Jo Blizard says:

    You are awesome!! So glad you share your talent!!

  64. Aesir Works says:

    Thank you for this video. 🌈 Wholeness. ❤️💕✨🙏🏻

  65. terry751000 says:

    hi where can i find your traces

  66. elanastocker says:

    Beathe AND smile!

  67. Sue W says:

    LOL! At least the 'R' fit in between the 'B' and 'E'. You were really in your 'right brain'!

  68. Tanha Khan says:

    Your hair is so nice

  69. Lora Bierman says:

    Great tutorial. Thanks! BTW…the spelling/grammer link was funny!

  70. It's Me AK says:

    I painted this last night on a small canvas. It's funny bc going through the process I'm like I do not like my painting but found ways to fix or cover my mistakes. One being that I think using a better quality qtip might have delivered a better product. However, I just added more colors and now I like the end result even though it's not perfect.

  71. abu muneer says:

    Very nice this painting 😍😍😍

  72. victoria sandwich says:

    Do you have to use calk to draw the jar and the flowers by the way I love your paintings so much!!!!

  73. victoria sandwich says:

    Also can I use different brushes if I don't have them

  74. Paula Ellis says:

    SO CUTE that you misspelled it!!! You are adorable and handled it very well.  Definitely going to do this one.

  75. Bandana Gupta says:

    i don't have that golden yellow. what should i do?

  76. Nik Cole says:

    yay I dd it! Thank You

  77. sapphirewyren02 says:

    My affirmation word is ' Grace' like Wonder Woman.

  78. Odalys G says:

    Wow I don’t know if u Guys notice but your actual painting is “beathe” instead of breathe 😭but thank you art shepra for the demonstration that u had showed us I love it thank you I was actually bored until I found this thank so much 😁❤️ur my favorite art teacher 😍💙💙

  79. Just Priya says:

    Omg now this is so helpful cant wait to show my parents and friends!!! Thank you

  80. Deborah Dennehy says:

    Fabulous as always Cinammon!, I did the other with the purple flowers & loved them (not perfect ofcourse, like you!!), just thankyou once more! xx

  81. Shawna Belle says:

    do ya have a mason jar with cotton video?

  82. Sara says:

    oh God , i got carried away and made a LOT of white dots , i loved this though ❤

  83. surekha bansal says:

    I Love your work Cinnamon! I really liked this simple yet so beautiful painting of yours.

  84. Linnette Fletcher says:

    Wrong spelling

  85. Bożena D says:

    Piękne następna praca która jest piekna

  86. Anna Marie Gonzales says:

    You are the BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT! Thanks for brightening my day!

  87. Phyllis Elias says:

    I just love your video's – truly inspirational, and you are SO easy to listen to, and just look forward to seeing many more of your lovely creations!

  88. Bilinearbag 11 says:

    love your q tip tutorial paintings, would really appreciate if you would do more

  89. Carter and Lucy Aldridge says:

    I just love you! Thank you for showing me that I have a creative outlet. I have been addicted to drugs for 16 years and I’m 3 months sober because you have helped me develop painting as my #1 coping skill. I paint everyday and I paint along with you. I just want to thank you so much for helping me find my joy!!

  90. Salomie Elsheikh says:

    I tried this but I need more work on the glass reflection

  91. LA WhispersASMR says:

    What am I doing wrong mine look like blobs

  92. patricia Jansen says:

    you're amazing especially if you can laugh at yourself. In fact "Laugh" will be my affirmation. Great beginner painting BTW….

  93. Burhan Ulhaq says:

    U demonstrate like a mother. U r amazing. Thanks.

  94. Наталья Стогнеева says:


  95. MaSunshine Allen says:

    Doing this to hang in my art room, I have noticed I hold my breath while painting.

  96. Terri Alvarez says:

    You are amazing, You make everything look so easy. Thank you for sharing.

  97. Savanah22 says:

    This is the first clip of yours I've watched, & I think I love you already…your soul just shines through! Letting go and allowing 'mistakes' (with humour) is also something I want to allow for myself as a newbie painter. Thank you!

  98. Mary Wood says:

    I love this! Thank you for sharing! ♡

  99. Ruthie Miners says:

    LOL LOL You made my heart smile Cinnamon! No excuses just a sweet reminder how we all make mistakes….Even cute ones!

  100. Wajeeha Qidwai says:

    can u use watercolor on canvas?

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