EASY CHRISTMAS CRAFT PROJECT
The Lodge style this Christmas season has been so popular I wanted to share this easy birch tree canvas project. Add this to your holiday mantel for the trending cedar lodge inspired look.
This gorgeous piece of artwork will add to the rustic feel of your holiday decor
Gather your supplies and see the How To Instructions below to make this project.
- FREE Birch Tree Pattern – DOWNLOAD HERE
- Large size artist paint brushes
- 16″ x 40″ Canvas
- 4 oz. tube of black artist acrylic paint
- 4 oz. tube of white artist acrylic paint
- 9″ x 12″ Palette Paper Pad or Paint Tray
1.) Print a copy of the birch pattern from your computer to begin the painting. If you choose to make your own birch trees, use the image as a guide.
2.) Paint entire canvas white and set aside to dry.
3.) On the back side of the computer printout, rub pencil lead over the lines that make the pattern. This will allow you to transfer the image.
4.) Lay pattern on top of the white painted canvas.
5.) Use a pencil to trace over the birch outline. This should transfer the birch outline to the canvas (due to the pencil rubbed on the back side of the copy).
6.) On a paper pallet, place a dab of black paint and white paint.
7.) Mix together the black and white paint to make different shades of grey. Use a very small amount of black paint as its pigment is deeper. When making grey paint, use a very small amount of black with the white paint. You can always make it darker with a dab more black.
8.) Once you mix the paint shades, begin to look at the provided image as a guide. Follow your transferred pattern on your canvas, by adding black and grey shades to paint the birch trees.
9.) Continue painting and allowing to dry. This painting can be done in stages or all at one time.
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