Expressive Flowers

Easy Trees

I have an idea pin on pinterest. I’ve worked on painting trees with students. These mixed media trees are a festive way to explore and build trust in your style. There are no rules, anything goes. My blog is filled with ideas and tools that make beautiful flowers. And I had to repost these trees.

Use a sponge brush without the sponge. Create a line pattern with washi tape. A simple brush works. There’s more ideas in fingerpainting too!

Paint several trees. Make a ribbon garland. Make gift tags. Paint trees on kraft paper for gift wrap. Make gift cards. These mixed media trees are a great classroom craft. How do you paint Christmas Trees?

Have a good week!



Creative Exploration

Crumbled Paper Tree

I painted this tree with a crumbled up piece of printer paper. The type and size of paper can prouduce unique textures.

I should have used emerald green or white instead of kraft paper. Pressing down lightly or heavy also gives even more interesting textures.

Here’s another tree I made with a heavy cardbard that I cut and bunched up into a ball. This tree didn’t make the Wise Trees but I do like the texture. In both these designs my crumbled up paper was about the size of a quarter. To really get a good texture you probably need a tennis ball size.