How to paint birch trees on a blank canvas using a credit card

Finding art that you want to use to decorate your walls can be really challenging. Finding art that you like and can afford is even more difficult. Rather than spending a fortune on something that is just "there," why not create your own masterpiece?
If you love the woods, you can paint a beautiful wooded scene with acrylic paint, canvas and a plastic card. The results are both stunning and affordable, the best kind of art around.
Advertisement
Materials
• Ruler
• Pencil
• Stretched white canvas
• Black and brown acrylic paint
• Square container
• Credit card or gift card
• Small artist's paintbrush
Instructions
1. Take the ruler and pencil and lightly draw straight lines for the trees and branches on the canvas.
2. Put brown acrylic paint into the square container. Make sure you can fit the credit card or gift card into the container lengthwise.
3. Dip the long edge of the card into the paint and swipe the paint onto the canvas, starting on the line for the tree and working toward the center of the tree. Leave the center of the tree unpainted. Do one side of a tree and then the other. If you're right-handed, start on the left side of the painting and work right. If you're left-handed, start on the right side and work left.
4. If you want to put a message on the canvas, write it in pencil and paint over it with the black acrylic paint and small artist's paintbrush.
Having great art to add a little panache to a room doesn't have to be impossible. Try your hand at making trees and see what happens.
Advertisement
Resources

Reduce, reuse and recycle takes on a whole new meaning with these 12 awesome bottle cap projects.
February 25   ·  
Advertisement
This DIY bench seat project will blow you away figuratively but offer a literal place for friends and family to land. The keys to this fun project are a tabletop ironing board and some stylish furniture leg hardware.
February 25   ·  
Lend your home a one-of-a-kind touch with these fun DIY projects Customizing decor is a way to get exactly what you want while using creative skills.
February 24   ·  
This DIY project is perfect for summer.
February 20   ·  
A home improvement doesn't have to be merely an expense. It can be an investment that pays dividends just like stocks and bonds. Read on to find out how.
February 5   ·  
If you're thinking of collecting antiques, it's important to know how to tell what's real from what's fake.
February 22   ·