12/18/12

Things to Make - Winter Trees

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This project was one of F's ideas, from her copy of Art Treasury , which has become F's lazy day boredom buster.

Anyways, making winter trees proved simple and fun, so we'll probably try it again sometime. Here's the scoop:

1. Use watercolor paint to create a sky and ground on a blank sheet of watercolor (or other thick) paper.

2. Then pour some brown liquid watercolor paint into a small container (we didn't have brown so we mixed orange and black).

3. Drop a larg(ish) glob of the brown paint on the paper and use a brush to create a tree trunk, then use straws to blow the paint over the paper to make branches (this is the fun part).

4. (Optional) Sprinkle the pictures with salt to create a snow/frost effect.

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