Flower Composition with Acrylic Paint and Embroidery

A course by Josefina Jiménez
Visual Artist. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined April 2019
, Visual Artist

Learn to draw and embroider evocative illustrations on XL hoops

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (138)
  • 2562 students

Learn to draw and embroider evocative illustrations on XL hoops

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (138)
  • 2562 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 57m)
  • 14 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Why limit yourself to a single artistic discipline when you can combine them and create a lively composition with mixed techniques? Jo Jiménez is a visual artist whose style is characterized by mixing materials on different mediums. She makes illustrations with watercolor and acrylic and embroiders floral motifs, blurring the boundaries between both disciplines.

In this online course, learn basic techniques of acrylic painting and embroidery to later apply this knowledge to your own composition. Jo will teach you how to mix both techniques to bring your illustration to life in an embroidery hoop made by you from an old picture frame.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. What materials and how to use them
  • U3
    U3. Let's apply what you learned
  • U4
    U4. Before saying goodbye
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by getting to know Jo and see how she became an artist working exclusively on creative projects. She also shares her wide range of artistic influences.

Jo then introduces you to the materials she usually works with and their characteristics. Start with the materials for your illustrations—acrylics and paint pens— before teaching you which brushes are appropriate for painting on canvas.

Take a look at the materials that she likes the most for embroidery—threads and wool. Learn her favorite embroidery stitches and how to use them according to the desired details.

Build your own XL hoop from a picture frame, and discover the pros and cons of this large format. Before starting to paint, get a brief introduction to the basic composition concepts to help with all your future creations.

Now it's time for the real fun. Jo guides you through the process of your floral illustration, starting with the imitation of the growth and direction of some flowers from the center out.

Once you have your illustration, see how to add the details using yarn and wool. The embroidery is what highlights and gives volume to certain elements that you consider key. To wrap up, remove any excess thread and paint residues that may have stuck to the frame et voilà, ready to be hung on the wall!

What is this course's project?

Do an XL composition mixing embroidery and painting techniques with acrylic, and creating your own hoop from a picture frame.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Those interested in art, design, embroidery, manual arts, and painting, as well as anyone who simply wants to get out of their creative comfort zone and look for new shapes or materials to adapt to their projects.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is required, but, if you already know how to embroider, you can use your knowledge to complement what you learn in the course.

For materials, you need a 30x40cm oval picture frame, firm and relatively dense fabric (not elastic or elastane), a synthetic round-tipped brush (no. 10 or no. 12), threads (pearl, embroidery, metallic), wool and metallic cords that fit through the needle, a needle with a large buttonhole (an upholstery needle would do), a stapler, acrylics, acrylic pencils, and scissors.


2562 Students
138 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Josefina Jiménez

A course by Josefina Jiménez

Teacher Plus
Visual Artist

Josefina Jiménez is a Chilean visual artist and illustrator. She studied Art at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and has been working on different illustration projects and artistic collaborations since 2014.

Her graphic style is characterized by mixing many materials on different mediums. She mainly paints with watercolor and acrylics, embroiders floral motifs, and is in constant search of new techniques to learn.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in this course?
  • U2

    What materials and how to use them

    • Acrylic Paint: From drawing to painting painting
    • Embroidery: Direction, light and volume
    • Lesson 3: Frame XL: Welcome to the large format!
  • U3

    Let's apply what you learned

    • Composition
    • To paint our flowers (part 1)
    • To paint our flowers (part 2)
    • To paint our flowers (part 3)
    • Let's stand out with embroidery (part 1)
    • Let's stand out with embroidery (part 2)
    • Let's stand out with embroidery (part 3)
    • Let's stand out with embroidery (part 4)
    • Voila!
  • U4

    Before saying goodbye

    • Other apps
    • Thinking outside the box
  • FP

    Final project

    • Floral composition with acrylic and embroidery

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Flower Composition with Acrylic Paint and Embroidery. Craft course by Josefina Jiménez

Flower Composition with Acrylic Paint and Embroidery

A course by Josefina Jiménez
Visual Artist. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined April 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (138)
  • 2562 students