Four Seasons Wineglasses with Birch Trees

Four Seasons Wineglasses with Birch Trees

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 19th 2018

Toast the change of season on these wineglasses painted with birch trees of Americana® Gloss Enamels™.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • rubbing alcohol
    • wineglass
    • paintbrushes



    Wipe all the wineglass surfaces with rubbing alcohol before painting.

    1. Paint all the stems White.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Extend the White stems up around the glass into a tree, leaning the branches to the right. (A tree can be made with simple lines and "V" shapes for branches. Be sure to leave about 1/2" at the lip of the glass unpainted for functionality.)
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Add birch tree lines with Dark Chocolate. (This is done with simple line hatching, clustering some in areas for variety; see photo.)
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Choose which glass you want to represent Winter and add White splatter. (Splatter is done best with a brush with strong bristles: load the brush with White; hold it about 1" away from the surface; and, using your finger, pull the bristles back so the paint splatters forward.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. On the wineglass chosen to represent Spring, add Lavender polka-dots to the stems in a shape similar to a grapevine or wisteria tree, cascading the polka-dots down. (Use the handle end of the brush to create the polka-dots by dipping it in the paint and tapping it on the wineglass.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Using the same method described in STEP 5, add Indian Turquoise polka-dots, overlapping the Lavender dots in areas.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. On the wineglass chosen to represent Summer, add leaves with Hauser Dark Green: Use the handle end of a paintbrush to apply the leaves using a technique similar to adding polka-dots, but after adding the dot, slightly drag the paintbrush handle out to add the point of the leaf.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Use the same method as described in STEP 7 to add Hauser Medium Green leaves, overlapping the dark green leaves in areas.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Using the same method described for the Summer wineglass, add Tuscan Red leaves to the Fall glass.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Add Bright Orange leaves, overlapping the Tuscan Red leaves in areas.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. On the bottom of each glass, add a cluster of leaves or flowers using the same method described above. On the Winter glass, add a few Dark Chocolate leaves and then splatter over it with White to create a snowfall effect.
    22. Instruction #11