donderdag 9 december 2010

Colourful Christmas trees

You need:

  1. two drawing sheets A4 size
  2. watercolour paint
  3. brushes
  4. jar with water
  5. tissue paper
  6. scissors
  7. glue
  8. ruler
  9. pencil
  10. gold or silver marker
  11. white correction marker
  12. glitter

Paint a background for the Christmas trees with water paint. Use different colours and let them blend into each other. Use plenty of water for nice bright colours.

Choose three colours of tissue paper. Fold the sheets several times and cut triangles and squares. Take a sheet of drawing paper and make it wet with a brush and water. Lay the pieces of tissue paper on this wet sheet. If the tissue paper is not wet enough, it won't bleed. Then make it wet again with a brush with water. Fill the sheet with these tissue paper parts and leave it to dry. Remove the pieces of tissue paper from the sheet when it is completely dry. The sheet will look like this:

Cut long triangles from the sheet that was coloured with tissue paper. You may use the schedule above (based on A4 size sheet of 21 by 29 cm - half cm will remain on both sides then). You can cut a piece from the bottom of the triangles if you want trees of various heights. Paste these three trees with overlap on the water paint background. Don't paste the trees all at the same height, so you get depth. Cut some smaller triangles from the left overs if you want more trees.

Outline the trees with silver or gold marker. Draw a simple branch structure. Draw the strains with brown pencil or use the metallic pins. Draw snowflakes around and on the trees with a white (correction) marker or use chips from the punch. rond en op de bomen. Paste the artwork on a coloured background. Sprinkle some glitter on the forest floor.

All artwork is made by students of 11-12 years old

8 opmerkingen:

  1. Oh, these are just so precious, so lovely! I get tired of all the red and green holiday stuff and these sweet gentle trees are very special.

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  2. I like to do seasonal projects rather than Christmas! These are wonderful!

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  3. I have done a similar abstract tree where I had the children glue the tissue paper to the board. I love the effect of the bleeding tissue. They are all so pretty

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  4. This is such a lovely idea! I did it with my sons, 6 and 7 and we had a blast. Here's ours: https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1451474_10152090971165281_396364173_n.jpg

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  5. Thank you for this! I homeschool and we did this today! Love them!

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  6. What gold and silver markers did you use? I can't find any that are this shiny. Thanks so much!

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