Virtual Refrigerator-- Re-Sharing our Birch Trees

Thanks for stopping by and joining us again this week as we host another virtual refrigerator arts and crafts link up.

I was away on a little vacation last week and we haven't had time to come up with a new art project just yet.

I thought I'd share this old favorite art project with you.

We have a few birch trees near us and I am always fascinated with them.  The white bark really stands out against the colors in the background and they are so easy to paint!

First we put masking tape where we wanted out trees to be and then we drizzled rubber cement where we wanted some wisps of white in the sky.  Once the rubber cement was dry we used the liquid watercolors to add in our green grass and our colorful sunsets.

While the watercolors were still wet we sprinkled salt on them for a fun speckled look.

Once our backgrounds were dry we rubbed the salt and rubber cement off.

Then we used a plate to spread some black tempera paint on and an old credit card to practice scraping on the black paint. Once they thought they had the technique down they added in their trees.

Now without further ado I invite you to grab a "magnet" and link up your arts and crafts posts below and visit some other bloggers to see what they shared on their refrigerators.

Your art project doesn't need to be a stand alone post, nor does it need to be a tutorial.  We love day in the life posts or homeschooling wrap- ups that show art work too! 

So what do you have to share with us?

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  1. What an interresting idea! Thank you for sharing. The results are gorgeous.

  2. What a clever way to make birch trees! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJs!

  3. I’ve never tried this before, but it makes very pretty well art pieces, especially with the colors you chose.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned.

  4. How creative!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 5. Shared.


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