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
Wipe all the wineglass surfaces with rubbing alcohol before painting.
- Paint all the stems White.
- 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.)
- Add birch tree lines with Dark Chocolate. (This is done with simple line hatching, clustering some in areas for variety; see photo.)
- 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.)
- 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.)
- Using the same method described in STEP 5, add Indian Turquoise polka-dots, overlapping the Lavender dots in areas.
- 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.
- Use the same method as described in STEP 7 to add Hauser Medium Green leaves, overlapping the dark green leaves in areas.
- Using the same method described for the Summer wineglass, add Tuscan Red leaves to the Fall glass.
- Add Bright Orange leaves, overlapping the Tuscan Red leaves in areas.
- 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.