This is not an original Tristin idea. The whole idea came from this World Market print that I like (and costs over $100):
Pretty, huh? But don't you look at it and say, "Hmm. I could make that"?
Here's what you'll need:
A canvas in the size of your choice (I chose 16x20)
Cream colored paint (I used spray paint since I already had it)
Brown acrylic paint pen
Acrylic paint in colors of your choice
Round sponge brushes used for stenciling
First, of all, I spray painted the canvas with cream spray paint because the canvas was too stark as it came in the package. This step was worth the little bit of effort. You can use cream colored acrylic paint if you want, but I already had the spray paint and it's super quick.
Don't be scared, but it's time to start the "real" artsy stuff. I drew branches using the acrylic paint pen. Using a pen is SO much easier for us non-artists who are not used to gracefully maneuvering brushes. I could explain how to paint the branches in words, but here's a picture. A picture, after all, is worth a thousand words. You get the picture, right?!
Once you're happy with your branches, it's time to bust out your palette, a.k.a. a paper plate with globs of paint. Whatever, let's not get too technical here.
The next picture is primarily for showing you the sponge brushes I used. They're pretty awesome to have in your crafty arsenal.
Keep on adding colorful circles 'til you get something awesome like this:
Boo-yah artists. I just created art! You can, too. Seriously. When your friends and family see this art, they're going to start requesting pieces for their own home. Remember that art of this magnitude, while inexpensive to create, should be sold for thousands of dollars and be placed in a museum. I kid, I kid. But really, aren't you impressed?
In the words of my fav blogger, Thifty Decor Chick, "I luuurvve it!"
Edit: I've had more than one request for the colors of the paint used so here goes:
All paints are Anita Brand acrylic paints from Hobby Lobby.
#11079 Terra Cotta
#11056 Ocean Blue
#11025 Rust Red
#11061 Baby Blue