Monday, September 16, 2013
Fall Puzzle Trees
Well the trees are starting to change colour even though the weather is still amazing.
Time for another great Fall art project.
I've been thinking about these trees for awhile. They even made an appearance in my wacky skyline a couple of months ago.
- old puzzle pieces
- paint in fall colours, acrylic or tempera
- wc paper
- painter's tape
- disk tempera paint
- tacky glue
Find some old puzzle pieces. Try to find 2 different sizes if you can to give your leaves some variety.
Turn the pieces over to the plain side.
Paint in fall colours. I used acrylic put you could also use liquid tempera.
Place your wc paper on an art board and tape around the edges. This will give you a nice border at the end.
Paint in a blue sky taking the paint down to about 2 inches or so from the bottom.
I use these big brushes at school.
While the paint is still wet left a few clouds using a crumpled kleenex.
When the sky has dried you can paint in the ground.
I used green, yellow and brown.
When background has dried paint in a tree. I used black paint.
You could also cut out a tree from black paper and glue in place or use pencil crayons and draw one in.
Arrange puzzle pieces and then glue into place. You want to plan it out. Smaller pieces look good at the top.
See you next time.