Here is the inspiration for the painting I am doing….. and here are my steps to get something in that vein…….notice the background…I did it using chalk paint over a previously done one in oils that I never liked and then I “pounced” the brush with lots of paint on it to get that plaster effectsecond layer of paints on the cactus partadded dots and a background for the florals….I used a wavy palette knife and a rake palette knife to get this texture for the floralsI added the prickers to the cactus and put in the first layer of florals…..I think will definitely be an all day class but it is soooooo fun and trust me….I have NO painting talent….I just keep adding layers until it looks funky…..do not fear that you could not do this…I PROMISE you can……keep watching for the end results……