Easy DIY Christmas Tree Canvas Art

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend filled with lots of Lifetime movies and cookies ;) This is a simple and fun Christmas art project that anyone can do…promise :)

The inexpensive canvases you can find on sale at many craft store are just personal piece of art waiting to happen. So many of us are nervous to paint on a canvas. It is really quite simple to create a one of a kind piece for yourself ….or to give as a gift. Just remember…you can always paint over it…if you end up not liking what you create…but I bet you will. Give yourself a chance :)

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All you will need is a canvas, white,and green paint, 3 small sponge brushes, sharpie metallic and some practice paper.

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Paint a coat of white paint and let dry.

Pour some green paint on a plate…lightly dip the brush in the green paint. On a piece of paper, practice making a “ribbon” shape tree (narrow at the top to wider at the bottom) . Keep the sponge brush perpendicular to your canvas. Remember perspective….a larger tree would be in the foreground…the smaller trees would be background. To get even “fancier”…things that are closer to the front (or larger…) would also be darker in color. Lighten your stroke as you “fade in the background.”

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If it makes you feel more confident…just do a couple test on some practice paper before painting the canvas.

You are looking for a “simple” piece of art….so don’t clutter it with trees….a few is plenty. Star marks at the top.

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Looks whose the artist now…huh!!!?!?

I for one…am very proud ;)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. great job Tracie! simple but effective! :)

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