Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas Tree Decoration

This is the unfinished MDF Christmas tree. You can special request this particular cut or visit our website for another range of options. You can view our website by clicking this link

The supplies needed to re-create this Christmas tree are 3 colors of green, black, red, and white paint.  You will also need a large brush to paint the majority of the tree with.  Along with a slanted brush for polka dots (this ensures that they are circles and not ovals when you spin your brush). You will need a smaller brush for the decorative garland on the tree, and also a very small brush for the writing.

I suggest you spray paint the whole tree green as a primer, this step is optional.  The next step is to paint your lightest green color on the top layer of your tree.  This may take 2 coats, depending on how thick you apply it. 

The next step is to take to next to lightest green color and paint the middle part of your tree.  (You usually don't even have to wash out your brushes between the three layers)

The next step is to take your darkest green and paint the last layer.

For the next step your will want to use the same brush you used to paint on the green and paint the white and black stripes on the bottom.  You will want to start by painting the bottom solid white, this will help to ensure that the black and white wont mix and smear.  After the white paint dries, you can then paint on your black stripes.  Next you can paint on the garland using red paint, also adding white dots in the middle to add detail, and the green paint used to paint the top of the tree. 

In this step you will take your angle brush and white paint and spin it to create the polka dots.  You can decide how many or little you want.

The next step is to begin painting on the lettering.  If you are nervous about this you can find a font on the internet you like and print it out and look at it while you are painting.  One of my favorites is, font
This project is brought to by Build-A-Cross creator, Scarlett Brent

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