Winter Trees

November 16, 2012

Fourth grade artists have just finished these beautiful winter tree landscapes.  They used bits of masking tape to create their white trees, then painted some deep blue watercolor paint over the top, adding a sprinkle of salt for texture.  The really fun part?  Rubbing off the salt and gently peeling the tape away to reveal the sparkling white trees!  The final flourish – shadows on the trees and white stars and a moon, painted with acrylic paint.

See more of this project on our ARTSONIA site!


This project was inspired by Art Projects For Kids – see it HERE.

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  •    Mrs.C  |  November 16th, 2012 at 4:04 pm     

    These are BEAUTIFUL! Such a peaceful scene! :)

  •    josettebrouwer  |  November 16th, 2012 at 7:57 pm     

    Thank you! I love them too…I’d like to turn them all into Christmas cards!

  •    sharon dale  |  January 6th, 2013 at 5:58 pm     

    I’d like to do this project with my third graders. Did you use watercolor paper or would white drawing paper work?

  •    josettebrouwer  |  January 6th, 2013 at 7:58 pm     

    Hi Sharon! I tried a sample with white drawing paper for this project – you really need to use watercolor paper or possibly a heavy tagboard for this project. The difficulty is peeling the masking tape after the watercolor has dried…plain paper rips as you peel the masking tape away. The slight texture on the watercolor paper prevented the tape from sticking to the paper too tightly, and the kids could easily peel the tape off after the watercolor had dried. Good luck – it was a great project for my kiddos.

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