Painting aspen trees is easier than you think! Growing up in Minnesota and Colorado I love Birch and Aspen Trees. I recently made myself some winter Aspen or Birch tree wine glasses. It was so easy and inexpensive to make. The other great thing – This glass paint works AWESOME!
materials Needed to paint aspen trees
- Wine Glasses
- Paint Brushes
- Apple Barrel Multi-surface Black and White Paint
How do you paint aspen trees?
1. Clean the glasses
Start by washing and drying the glasses. Then wipe the entire glass off with an alcohol prep pad or rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball to remove all fingerprints, oils, etc from the glass.
2. Paint the aspen tree shape
Paint the base and stem with white paint.
I decided to tap the base with my paintbrush to give it some texture and hide the stroke marks better.
Start making branches up the side of the glass. There is no right or wrong way – just have fun.
Let this paint dry completely.
3. Add the black paint accents on the aspen trees
Next, take your black paint and lightly tap little lines onto the trunk and branches. Again there is no right or wrong way to do this.
Let this dry for 1 hour.
4. Let the aspen tree paint cure
To Bake Set the paint… Place glasses in a cool oven set the temp to 350 degrees, bake for 30 minutes, turn off the oven and let cool completely inside the oven. It’s top-rack dishwasher safe after being cured. I have used my glasses several times and put them in the dishwasher every time to truly test this method. I’m excited to say they’re holding up well and look as good as they did the day I painted them.
Are aspens easy to paint?
Absolutely! The most important thing to decide is the surface you’ll paint them on and what kind of paint you’ll need based on the surface. Start with your white paint, make a tree form, After that dries, add the black paint to create the accents in the tree. Feel free to add little green or yellow leaves depending on the season, or leave them stark for aspen trees in winter. You might be interested in the history of aspens.
Painting Aspen Trees Video
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