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Silhouette Tree

by Lindsay Law (follow)
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Use masking tape, paint, and pen to make a pretty silhouetted tree. Use blues, purples, reds, pinks, or yellows to make a lovely sky.



Silhouetted tree


Time: 20 minutes
Age: 5-10's, Over 10's
Level: Medium

Materials
Sheet of white or cream watercolour paper
Masking tape
Acrylic paints in various colours
Black pen

Method
Rip a large piece of masking tape to make the main tree trunk. Stick it on to the middle of the white paper.



Silhouetted tree


Rip smaller pieces of masking tape and stick them on to make the rest of the branches of the tree.



Silhouetted tree


Using your preferred colour mix brush paint across the paper in horizontal brush strokes - you can layer different colours as you go up the paper.



Paper, masking tape, tree shape, blue paint


Leave the painting to dry.



Paper, masking tape, tree shape, blue paint


Gently tear off the masking tape to reveal the silhouette of the tree.



Paper, masking tape, tree shape, blue paint


Using a black felt tip, draw short horizontal lines from the edges of each branch, getting smaller as the branches get smaller.



Silhouetted tree


Categories
#Medium
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Paint
#Paper
#Tree
#Nature
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It could look quite striking if framed.
I was going to make something vet similar today but couldn't find any masking tape. Did a watercolour candle card instead
What a coincidence! I do like this one - it was Josie's idea and all her own work. I think maybe a younger child might need a bit more help. I'm think you could also adapt it a bit so it has grass and sky.
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