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How to Paint a Tree using a dishwashing brush and FAS Super Tempera School Paint.

Updated: Jan 12

FREE IDEAS FOR EASY CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES WITH FAS PAINTS, INKS AND DYES




Despite the intricate appearance of this painting, it's surprisingly simple. Achieving detailed leaves is easy by using a basic plastic dishwashing brush. We provide a complimentary Tree Outline Template in our printable PDF lesson plan for assistance with the tree.


Free PDF Tree Template Download:


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You Will Need:

  • Paint: High-quality, thick green paint. Super Tempera or Student Acrylic are both ideal choices.

  • Old plastic dishwashing brush

  • Brown Crayon Spare sheets of paper for testing.

  • Shallow paint trays or old plastic container lids.

  • Paint brushes

  • Black marker for details.


Let’s Get Started:

Print off the Template of the tree trunk. (see above)

Colour the trunk with a brown crayon or marker.


Pour a little paint onto your paint tray or plastic container lids. You will only need a small amount. If you are painting autumn colours, use yellow, orange, and deep yellow. Otherwise, use green and leaf green for the tree leaves.


Use a pressing stamping action with the brush to achieve the leaf effect on the branches of the tree. Try testing on a spare sheet of paper until you are satisfied with the consistency of the paint.


Once dried, you can use a black marker for highlights.


Tip:

  • Less stamping of the paint looks better.

  • Mixing two or more shades of green for the leaves looks great.

Acrylic paint works well.

  • Cheaper brands of paint may be too thin for this artwork.


Share and enjoy,

Tony


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