Fantasy Flowers (EN)

Create beautiful mixed-media flowers!

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Course summary, what's included?

  • more than 3 hours in 20 separate video lessons in which I'll show you how I design my flowers. You see me working on 2 wooden panels, which I develop step by step into balanced art pieces, using mixed media techniques;
  • a workbook to download and / or print, with exercises to get you started, background information and a detailed explanation of all materials;
  • an invitation to join our private Facebook community Luz Artworks where you meet with fellow artists. This is a great source of inspiration and a chance to share your work and gain valuable feedback.
  • unlimited acces to the class
  • the ability to watch the course at your own pace, when you want to, as often as you wish. You can watch it from your desktop, but also from your tablet or your phone in a browser or with a special iOS app.
  • this is part 2 of 3 mixed media courses, each with a different theme and different techniques.
    Each part is a complete course!
  • Price: USD 95
  • BONUS: 10% DISCOUNT on PART 1: Pattern Playing, or on PART 3: Mixed Media Angels. You'll receive your personal discount coupon right after you've purchased this course. You can save USD 70 when you purchase the Mixed Media Bundle with all 3 mixed media classes here.
Please watch the video below to get an impression of what you can expect. If you need assistance to sign up, please email [email protected] Dutch version 'Fantasiebloemen' available, click here.

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Create flowers from your imagination

I invite you to create a flower scene from your imagination. In the video lessons (3 hours in total) I will show you various mixed media techniques that you can use right away. From preparing your canvas and creating a layered background, to choosing your colours and a composition. And of course how you build up the fantasy flowers step by step with for example paper, markers and textiles.

You can participate in this course if you have been painting for a while, but also if you have no experience at all. The course encourages you to play and, most of all: to enjoy the process. A perfect result is a nice bonus! Do you also want to lose yourself in a dreamy flower field? Then join us!

create your flower collage

A layered background

In the course you see me working on two panels of 40x20 cm. You think about your composition in advance, or it happens when you're working on your piece(s), depending on which way of working you prefer. It's also up to you if you want to paint larger close-up flowers or you want to suggest a large flower field. I'll explain different techniques for creating a layered background. In this background you can often already discover shapes that you could use for your flowers. The flowers are often already there, you are the one to discover them and work them out.

design flowers step-by-step

The flowers are already there

You design your fantasy flowers by either painting them, or by gluing pieces of torn paper, that you may or may not have drawn on in advance. Making the flowers is very intuitive. You don't have to think about it and you don't have to copy real flowers. Everything comes entirely from your imagination! If you still find it difficult to get started, I will give you tips how to find inspiration. You will notice that once you get going, you're unstoppable!

tearing and gluing

Mixed media techniques

What I love about mixed media, is you don't need many materials to work with. As a basis, all you need is a canvas, acrylic paint and paper for your flowers. The rest is up to you! You could add pre-patterned paper, fabric, tea bags... or even dried flower petals. I encourage you to think out of the box, as there are many resources you could use in your piece. Having said that, you don't need much in order to follow the class, I show a list of materials below on this page.

finishing touch with textiles

What you learn in this course...

  • different techniques to set up a layered background;
  • how to choose a balanced colour palette for your panels or canvases;
  • to work with multiple compositions that you could use;
  • design colourful flowers in a playful way;
  • all the secrets of creating a cohesive piece of art step by step with mixed media techniques.

“The course was very inspiring and it was fun to learn to use different materials to work with. Also I’ve learnt a lot new techniques, like working with the seam roller.

I had to step out of my comfort zone for the tearing and gluing part, but that brought me even more fun!

Your work is beautiful and very inspiring and encourages me to paint myself. The course is very clear and it’s great to create step by step something I like. I am thinking about purchasing the other classes too.”

-Anja, student 'Fantasy Flowers'

Your Instructor


Marloes Bloedjes alias Luz is an artist living in The Netherlands, creating colorful, abstract paintings and mixed media artworks. She enjoys long walks in nature. Back home she mixes her impressions with her rich inner world. When these two come together, magical creations are born. In addition to her work as an artist, she teaches adults and children in her studio since 2010.

Since 2018 Luz is developing online classes, together with her partner, photo/videographer Anthony Verolme.

"In my art I feel a deep connection with myself and my inner world. If there were no art, there were no me."

This course is closed for enrollment.

“Hello I’m Leslie :) I live in Vancouver washington and I am so glad I found Luz Studio! My favorite subject is flowers and mixed media is my favorite way to use them! Fantasy Flowers was so much fun. I also purchased ‘Pattern Playing’ and I can’t wait to start with the mied media class about angels. Thank you so much for the class, Luz!”

- Leslie, student 'Fantasy Flowers'

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start, how long you work and when you finish. The class is permanently open and of the course material will be available for you to view, download and work through.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does unlimited access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do I need all the art supplies?
This list of supplies is split up in two categories. There are some basic requirements, you'll need a surface to work on, (like a canvas), acrylic paint and paper for your pattern designs. It's up to you what else you use! The good thing about mixed-media is you can make a lot of stuff without much supplies.
Do I need high speed internet for the course?
Yes, you will need a good internet connection to view and/or download the video content for this course. If you're using the Teachable app on your iPad or iPhone, you could download all lessons to watch them offline.
Do I need to have experience with mixed media before I start with this class?
This class is suitable for all art levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist. Everything will be explained step by step, I'll teach you a lot of techniques so there will be something new for everybody joining the course! Being open and eager to learn are more important than the level you're at!
Will there be an online community for this course?
Yes, I will provide details of how to submit a request to join the Luz Artworks Facebook community. There is also a hashtag #patternplaying that can be used on Instagram and other social media platforms.
What is the Enrollment & Checkout procedure?
Enrolling is easy and fast! When you are already familiar with online checkouts, just hit one of the brown buttons on this page button and proceed to the checkout. If you are quite new to this, please read the information in the section below on this page on enrolling and paying for the course and what to expect next. Your class can begin in a few minutes!
Are there other payment options, like Maestro, Giropay, bank cards etc?
Yes of course, we need to make a little detour for that to my Dutch company website Toverzicht. Through the link below, which you need to copy and paste into a new browser tab) you will be directed to the product page for Fantasy Flowers (ENGLISH), simply drop this product in your shopping cart 'in winkelmand'), go to the checkout and pay with a payment of your choice. After you have purchased my course, you will receive an email from me with a personal code and instructions to enroll in the class. Easy-Peasy!

Enrolling is easy, secure and fast!

Enrolling is easy and fast! When you are already familiar with online checkouts, just hit one of the big brown buttons on this page and proceed to the checkout.
You can start your class in 2 minutes! ;)

If you are quite new to this, please read the information below on enrolling and paying for the course and what to expect next. You’ll be on your way in just a couple of minutes! In the (rare) case that you might need some assistance, please don’t feel bad about yourself. Don't be shy and email me: click this link to open a new email message to me and I’ll personally guide you through the process. A simple Help in the subject of your email will do.

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