Snowy Trees

Snowy Trees

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 16th 2015

Create these Snowy Trees with Media Crackle Paste. Inspired by the low sun at this time of year, I wanted to create an ethereal landscape capturing the pale watery colours of a winters sky using DecoArt Media fluid acrylics as subtle colour washes.

Items Needed:


Apply DecoArt Crackle Paste through a stencil thinner at the top for finer crackles,

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and thicker at the bottom for larger cracks.

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Allow to dry for about 2 hours, or until the cracks appear fully. When the Crackle Paste is applied thicker it can take slightly longer.

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Apply diluted Primary Yellow around the sun.

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Apply diluted Prussian Blue at the skyline and diluting further to colour wash to the top and base of the canvas.

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Apply diluted Raw Umber across the skyline.

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Blot the area around the sun with a baby wipe and remove a circle of paint in the center of the sun.

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Remove some of the paint in the foreground with a paper towel to create the snow drifts.

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