I Painted a CUSTOM HYDRO FLASK?!


Hello there! So, I have come to the realization recently that I… am getting old. I was on YouTube the other day and came across a very talented artist. His name is Marco. He drew or painted on something called a hydro flask and I just sat there, just like, “Wow, this is, this is – this is great. This is – what’s a hydro flask?” And then I realized that he’s a good 10 years younger than me, and I was just like, that’s it. That’s it. That’s it. I’m old. And a couple of guys on YouTube have also been drawing and painting on hydro flasks, and I thought “No! No! Us old women can have fun, too!” So I bought myself a hydro flask that I’m gonna paint today, and to me it seems like an overpriced metal canister. It IS an overpriced metal canister. Is it made of gold or something? If you’ve heard of a hydro flask before, give this video a thumbs up and if for some reason I get an extortionate amount of thumbs up on this video, I’m gonna, I’m gonna feel even more old, but that’s fine. So I’m gonna acrylic paint this and I’m gonna put some trees and forestry all over it. And the reason I’m doing this is because – Give me a second. Team Trees! If you didn’t know, there is a YouTuber called MrBeast and he is one of the biggest YouTubers on the platform. He is trying to raise 20 million dollars to plant 20 million trees. So essentially, one dollar equals one tree that is planted. And we, as a YouTube community, are all trying to get together and raise awareness for this amazing fundraiser. So if you would like to donate to help to plant 20 million trees, I will leave a link to the fundraiser in the description. Also when I’ve finished painting this, I will be putting it up for sale on my website and a hundred percent of the proceeds of the sale of this will go towards Team Trees. So I’m gonna start painting this overpriced metal canister now and let’s go. So, first things first, I had to tape up the top so it wouldn’t look like a disgusting mess all around the lid by the time I was done. Speaking of disgusting mess, look at that palette! That is g- gross. Gross. Let’s, you know, let’s fix it, make it look better. Yeah, that, that’s much better. MUCH better. The leftover bits and crumbles are dry paint that I just scraped off, DEFINITELY won’t cause me problems throughout painting this entire sticky surface. I started off pouring far, far, far, far too much Gesso on this partially because I thought I’d need that much and partially because I forgot every single time that I open the lid of this that it’s kinda like, Niagara Falls falling from the bottle. *Loud noise* So remember how I told you those leftover bits and crumbles of dried paint I scraped off earlier wouldn’t cause me problems? Well, *sarcastically laughing* I lied. Ooh, look! Lots of BITS all over the – BITS, EVERYWHERE. EVERYWHERE! Just – I couldn’t escape THE BITS! By the way, if anyone’s interested in knowing, I decided to use Liquitex heavy body acrylics for this. I also sealed it with a nice sealer at the end but you what, you, you’re not gonna see that yet cause I’m not even done painting it but, um, I wanted to give it a nice greenish blue gradient, you know, I just think that would look nice on this lovely overpriced metal CANISTER, then paint some white silhouetted trees all over it. *Baby crying* So you might know by now that I often like to paint trees and more cartoon animated style landscapes with acrylic. I actually painted a piece in a video with my friend Zach back in May and I sort of wanted to recreate that on a flask, and mostly for this video in particular because it’s all about like, planting 20 million trees! I am just so proud of the YouTube community and MrBeast for even starting this to begin with. 20 million trees planted all over the planet is absolutely amazing and I think they’ve raised 12 or 13 million dollars already in just over a week. It’s just so cool! And I’m just so proud to be a part of the YouTube community and be able to help with this so I’m just, I’m really hoping I can sell this flask. If you would like to purchase this original flask, it will be for sale on my website; the link will be in the description. I was initially going to put it on eBay, but then I thought maybe a lot of people probably wouldn’t use eBay anyway, and then, Ha, I’m a poet and I didn’t know it. Ha ha. I just didn’t think that many people would kind of remember about it or use eBay so I’ve just set a price on my website. I didn’t have a bloody clue how much to price it at though because it’s a water flask. Um, I’m just like, “Will people want this to use it? Will people want it as decoration? Do they want a metal canister that’s been painted on their side?” Who knows? Maybe. So I, I just priced it where I thought. Can I just say, though? This flask cost me $40. *SCREAM* Yes, I know. Can we just – okay, people? Can we stop making expensive things cool, okay? Why can’t we make going to the dollar store cool? Like “Oh, hey, I’m a dollar store girl! Yeah, I shop at the dollar store!” Why can’t that be cool? Why not? You know, why have we gotta make expensive stuff cool? It doesn’t make sense to me. So I spent a while painting on these little twiggy trees before I realized that it was a stupid idea and I absolutely hated it. Well, I’ve decided I hate this. So I did what any rational person would do and I pretty much just painted all over it and started again. THIS time however, I was determined to fully make a painting on this thing, like a proper proper proper painting as if it was a canvas; a big solid tree with a bear cuddling it. You know what they say, hug a tree, so I took a black marker and sketched out the shape of the objects and went from there. I LOVE using these kinds of colors together, I just really like making the more surrealness as opposed to realistic. In the end, this thing took me over five hours. Probably more like 6 hours to paint, took me a long time. But I’m really hoping that I can at least sell this and then all of the, the proceeds of this can go towards helping to plant trees. So, you know, I just wanna basically sell it for more than I paid for it, which was, you know, $40. Yes, I know. The pain. The pain. So if you followed me on Instagram, um, if you don’t, please do follow me because I post a lot more stuff there. I have been doing bears every day for Inktober and I am going to be creating a book with all of my bears from Inktober in it. So I’m very excited for that, it’s gonna be coming towards the end of November. So definitely keep your eyes peeled for that, I’m really, really excited that they’re going to be limited edition. And I’m just, I’m really excited for it. Also, going back to Team Trees, if you’d like to learn more information about the fundraiser, what they’re doing, where the trees are gonna be planted, check out teamtrees.org and again, one dollar donated plants one tree, so if you are able to donate, even if it’s one dollar, that would make such a huge impact and will be amazing if you can, and if you have social media or any kind, whether you do YouTube or you don’t or you just have a Facebook page, If you can use the hashtag “teamtrees” and just help raise awareness, that is just as amazing as well. I feel like my generation is really slammed for you know, complaining but not doing anything and this is just such a huge thing because now we’re doing something, you know, we’re all contributing and all thanks to MrBeast. Like, he is such a stellar guy and he’s only like 20 years old! And I just think it’s so important, I’m so hugely about the environment, it’s something that I, in my daily life, I’m trying to improve, I’m gonna be just doing my best to not only change my life with regards to the environment but I’m gonna also try to be a better influence um, on other people to be better with the environment, too. So I’m very excited, I’m definitely gonna be releasing those metal straw art cases that I talked about a little while ago. That’s definitely coming. What else do I need to talk about? Ooh, the bear. Okay, so the bear hugging the tree, initially you could see the profile of the bear but then I thought okay, that looks really weird, it doesn’t look right. I kept painting and repainting and painting and I just couldn’t get it right. So, I ended up just off-camera, painting his face looking into the forest so all you can see is him hugging the tree and the back of his head because I just like the idea of him looking off into the distance. And after I’d done that, I went outside into the well-ventilated area and spray-painted this with a sealant and it, this is how it turned out. I’m, I’m really happy that I was able to make this, again if you would like to purchase it, link will be in the description but yeah, this, this is, this was really fun, I highly recommend it, maybe not on a hydro flask because it’s so expensive, but definitely do give this a try if you want to and thank you so much for watching this video, I really hope that you enjoyed it. Make sure to check out teamtrees.org, such a great fundraiser. And yes, thank you watching this video, take care of yourselves and I will see you in the next video. *Music*

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