Christmas Tree of Joy

Christmas Tree of Joy

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 21st 2015

Give color to this joyful symbol of the holiday season with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • scissors
    • painter's tape
    • 1" flat brush
    • #5 round brush
    • tissue paper
    • clean cloth
    • wooden letters
    • E6000 Glue
    • wooden panel
    • #3 flat brush



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Using painter's tape, tape off the Christmas tree area on the wooden panel. (This one is 18" from top to bottom with a 5" stump.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a 1" flat brush to paint inside the painter's tape with White Birch.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Cut circles from the white patterned tissue paper, varying the sizes from 1" to 4". Brush Americana Matte Decou-Page onto the backs of the circles and adhere them onto the tree. Apply another layer of Decou-Page on top of the paper.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Use a #3 flat brush to create small painted lines on the tree in Mushroom. (Paint them in rows down the tree like pine needles.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Remove the painter's tape and paint the rest of the panel in Woodland Green. (Be careful not to paint over the tree; tape off the tree if needed.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Apply painter's tape in diagonal stripes over the entire canvas, placing them approximately 1" apart.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Paint between the tape stripes with Green Beret, being careful not to paint the tree.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Remove all painter's tape. Use a 1" flat brush to paint the edges of the canvas in Green Beret.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Use a #5 round brush to apply Raw Umber Antiquing Cream around the edges of the canvas, as well as lightly around the tree outline. Use a small cloth to smear the edges into the canvas.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Use a #5 round brush to paint the sides of the wooden letters in Soft Jade. Let dry. Once dry, paint the letter fronts in Champagne (Metallic).
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Using E6000 Glue, adhere the letters onto the center of the tree.
    22. Instruction #11