Saturday, December 9, 2017

Make it Monday: Fan Brush Trees

This week at Papertrey Ink, Betsy had the coolest tutorial about making pine trees using a fan brush and watercolors!  I had to try it out!  My card also fits the theme for this week's CASology challenge...


Here is my card...


I actually didn't have a true fan brush, but I did have some bigger (or smushed?) watercolor brushes that did the trick.  I sponged the background with Tim Holtz Distress inks in blues, splattered some water on the paper, then used watercolors in a tube and mixed some blue/green colors together.


I splattered on some white acrylic paint mixed with water for the snow, and added a sentiment from the Winter Village stamp set in Jet Black Stazon ink.  Was so glad to have my MISTI, because it needed several impressions to get full coverage over all the background paint!


Lastly, I painted more white acrylic paint lightly on the bottom, then sprinkled it with Crystal Snow glitter before it dried, and added a few glitter touches on the branches using a glue pen.

I feel like Bob Ross!  This was so much fun, and anyone can do it!  Thanks, Betsy!

16 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

This is frosty and beautiful Kelly!

Carmela Hubler said...

Gorgeous color on the trees and they are well done!

Georgiana said...

Very pretty! Those trees look amazing!

lainey said...

Kelly, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and sentiment you used and that it's on two stitched mats.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Kelly! Love your pretty trees! Such a peaceful and serene scene! Great take on the challenge!

Lisa said...

Hi Kelly. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the peaceful color in the background and you definitely did Bob Ross proud!! Your trees are gorgeous!

Kathryn A said...

Your trees are terrific, and I love your choice of sentiments to go with them!

Elizabeth McGregor said...

Beautiful colors and trees!

Lyn said...

This is stunning and the color is just beautiful <3

Jacquie Southas said...

I'll have to check out the tutorial - this is just stunning, Kelly! Thanks for sharing with us as CASology this week!

Joyce said...

So very stunning, Kelly. I didn't have the right brush either, but I decided not to play along. I think you have inspired me to try it with the brushes I have. Your trees look amazing. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Just lovely...perfect sentiment as the card actually does look serene and peaceful. Cheers.

Greta said...

Wow--so beautifully painted! Love the color of your trees!

Joyously Noelle said...

Very Bob Ross indeed=) Your soft trees and their color are wonderful! And the glitter is a beautiful touch!

Dandi93 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kelly.....

Dandi93 said...

I so want to try this... She did such an awesome tutorial