Decorated Tree Duo by Janelle Stollfus

  1. Cut a piece of watercolor paper 4 x 5-1/4 inches, and tape down around all edges onto a flat surface.
  2. Tape the open tree stencil down and trace tree in sweeps of the boughs with Emerald Green and Light Green markers, remove stencil to watercolor with water pen and let dry.
  3. Tape the patterned stencil over the watercolor tree and brush different circles with various marker colors around the bottom left side, remove stencil to watercolor with water pen and let dry.
  4. Repeat with a star at the top of the tree using Yellow and Light Brown markers, remove stencil to watercolor and let dry.
  5. Use two parallel curved lines on the patterned stencil to make the tree trunk with Beige and Mid Brown markers, remove stencil to watercolor with water pen and let dry.
  6. Trace tree, star and trunk onto copy paper and trim out. Lay the pieces down over the matching watercolor elements.
  7. Stencil the Snug Bird snow patterned stencil in Titanium White paint with a sponge or dauber around the tree and let dry.
  8. Dilute Persian Blue marker ink with water after scribbled onto a plastic palette, then use the brush water pen to color over the paint stenciled area for a sky leaving an inch or so at the bottom unpainted for a snow drift. Let dry.
  9. Trace a few bumps and lines of the Decoreated Tree patterned stencil at the foot of the tree with Dawn Gray marker. Remove stencil and watercolor for shadows in the snow drift.
  10. Adhere to Winter Lake cardstock then onto Yellow Corn card base.
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Also uses these supplies:

  • 90 lb. Watercolor Paper
  • My Colors Yellow Corn and Winter Lake Cardstock by My Mind's Eye
  • Zig Art & Graphic Twin Marker - Yellow, Light Brown, Light Carmine, Carmine, Light Green, Emerald Green, Orange, Violet, Purple, Turquoise Green, Persian Blue, Beige, Mid Brown, Dawn Gray)
  • Decoart Media® Fluid Acrylic Paint - Titanium White
  • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
  • Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Medium Fine
  • Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Layers Tools

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