Hey friend, I'm so glad you're here! My name is Deb.
I own the shop of my dreams, have a wonderful family, and teach 8th grade. My favorite things to do is create and paint!
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6 Easy Steps to Painting a Rustic Winter Tree
If you're like me, then you love spending time outdoors during the winter. And what's better than taking a walk in the woods and seeing all the beautiful trees covered in snow? If you've ever wanted to capture that beauty on canvas, today's your lucky day! I'm going to show you how to paint a rustic winter tree in just six easy steps. So grab your paints and get ready to create some magic!
Supplies You'll Need
12x24 Canvas or rectanular shape to paint on
Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in the following colors: Fluff
Moonshine Metallic Gold Digger (optional)
Step 1: I started by mixing Seaspray and Fluff to make a loose paste. A little thicker than brownie batter.
Step 2: I smeared or brushed that mixture all over my canvas or board. Let this dry or use a dryer to speed up the process.
Step 3: Next, paint a tall rectangle down the middle of your piece using the Chocolate color. I also used this color to add a little ground beneath my tree trunk.
Step 4: Start with Evergreen and make light brush strokes up and down your tree trunk. Continue adding layers of paint using the greens. Adding a touch of white or yellow to add brightness to your tree.
Step 5: A few optional endings are adding a few light brush strokes of the beautiful gold or using a stiff brush and splattering white all over your painting. You can also line the edges with brown as well.
Painting is a form of creative expression that relieves metal strain and stimulates the mind. Creating these beautiful works helps people tap into their inner creativity while having reduced levels of stress, which can lead to increased happiness in life as well! The goal is to enjoy the process! Do what you feel looks best!