Elementary

INDIA INK TREES
Materials
• 12” x 12” White Paper
• India Ink
• Plastic Sheeting
•Water Bucket

•Markers
•Watercolor Paints
•Brush
•Straw
...
Step 1: Trees
Cover work surface with
plastic sheeting.
Use vinyl gloves if
needed to protect
hands from India Ink.
Trees Continued
One drop of India Ink at
the bottom edge of
white piece of paper.
Trees Continued
Use a straw to blow ink
drop up towards top
edge of paper to create
first tree.
Trees Continued
Continue using only one
drop of India Ink at a
time before moving on
to the next drop.
Trees Continued
Fill up entire white
paper with at least ten
India Ink trees from the
left side to the right.
Step 2: Leaves
India Ink trees must be
completely dry before
painting tree leaves.
Leaves Continued
Pick one primary or
secondary color to
begin painting leaves
on trees.
Leaves Continued
Make sure to alternate
between trees to leave
room for a second color
paint.
Leaves Continued
Pick a second primary
or secondary color to fill
in the rest of trees.
Leaves Continued
Keep leaves on top half
of trees only leaving the
bottom half of paper
open.
Step 3: Ground
Use the two chosen
colors from the tree
leaves to fill in the very
bottom of paper to
create the ground.
Step 4: Outline
Use a complementary
color marker to outline
the first color chosen
for tree leaves.
i.e. green leaves
outl...
Outline Continued
Use a complementary
color marker to outline
the second color chosen
for tree leaves.
i.e. orange leaves
...
Step 5: Sky
Now that all tree leaves
have been outlined
begin to paint the
remaining white areas
for the sky.
Choose a wat...
Sky Continued and Finish
Make sure every area of
sky around leaves, trees
and ground is painted
in.
Let dry and hang on th...
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Art 31 - India Ink Trees (Elementary)

  1. 1. Elementary INDIA INK TREES
  2. 2. Materials • 12” x 12” White Paper • India Ink • Plastic Sheeting •Water Bucket •Markers •Watercolor Paints •Brush •Straw •Vinyl Gloves
  3. 3. Step 1: Trees Cover work surface with plastic sheeting. Use vinyl gloves if needed to protect hands from India Ink.
  4. 4. Trees Continued One drop of India Ink at the bottom edge of white piece of paper.
  5. 5. Trees Continued Use a straw to blow ink drop up towards top edge of paper to create first tree.
  6. 6. Trees Continued Continue using only one drop of India Ink at a time before moving on to the next drop.
  7. 7. Trees Continued Fill up entire white paper with at least ten India Ink trees from the left side to the right.
  8. 8. Step 2: Leaves India Ink trees must be completely dry before painting tree leaves.
  9. 9. Leaves Continued Pick one primary or secondary color to begin painting leaves on trees.
  10. 10. Leaves Continued Make sure to alternate between trees to leave room for a second color paint.
  11. 11. Leaves Continued Pick a second primary or secondary color to fill in the rest of trees.
  12. 12. Leaves Continued Keep leaves on top half of trees only leaving the bottom half of paper open.
  13. 13. Step 3: Ground Use the two chosen colors from the tree leaves to fill in the very bottom of paper to create the ground.
  14. 14. Step 4: Outline Use a complementary color marker to outline the first color chosen for tree leaves. i.e. green leaves outlined with a red marker.
  15. 15. Outline Continued Use a complementary color marker to outline the second color chosen for tree leaves. i.e. orange leaves outlined with a blue marker.
  16. 16. Step 5: Sky Now that all tree leaves have been outlined begin to paint the remaining white areas for the sky. Choose a watercolor paint not used on the tree leaves.
  17. 17. Sky Continued and Finish Make sure every area of sky around leaves, trees and ground is painted in. Let dry and hang on the wall to enjoy!

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