Thursday, July 16, 2015

Fingerprint Tree

Hi there! Today I'll be showing you how to make this super simple finger print tree.  It's great for celebrations.  Guests can add their fingerprints to the tree, sign their name, then after the party you can hang it up as a keepsake!

You will need the following supplies:

- A canvas or board to paint your tree on.  I used our new wood panel in 8x10
- Shades of brown paint for your tree
- A multi color stamp pad or several stamp pads of different colors
- Paint brushes
- 1 piece of white chalk

First, sketch your tree.  I use chalk instead of pencil because it comes off better and doesn't make your paint dirty when you paint over it.  After you're happy with the shape of your tree, begin to paint it in.  I used a medium shade of brown to paint the whole tree first. Don't worry if you're not so artistically inclined.  Start with a stump then drag your brush to add bigger branches.  Use a smaller brush to add skinnier branches coming out of your thicker branches. 

Then I went in with lighter and darker shades to add highlights and shadows on the branches.

Once the paint is dry you are ready for your fingerprints!

I hope you enjoyed this project and until next time, happy crafting!

Rachel @ Mapunapuna

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