Learn about reverse painting on glass to create a fun and colorful Christmas Tree. Christmas art for kids is a great way to explore art with kiddos of all ages. All you need are a few simple supplies, and our free printable Christmas tree template you will find below!
HOW TO MAKE A REVERSE GLASS PAINTING CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
REVERSE PAINTING ON GLASS
Reverse glass paintings are created when an image is painted onto glass to be viewed from the other side. It began in
Europe as a technique used for religious works of art.
Reverse painting on glass is viewed similarly to stained glass, but its creation does not involve firing in a kiln. The paint layers are applied in reverse order, starting with the front most layer and ending with the back layer. The art is then flipped over to reveal the final design.
Famous Russian artist, Wassily Kandinsky used this method for over 70 pieces of his artwork.
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Create your own reverse painting on glass with our fun Christmas version suitable for preschoolers to elementary age kids. Download our free printable Christmas tree template and instructions to get started!
CHRISTMAS TREE REVERSE GLASS PAINTING
- Christmas Tree Template
- Picture frame
- Permanent marker
- Acrylic Paint
STEP 1: Print tree template.
STEP 2: Take apart your picture frame and place the glass on top of your template.
STEP 3: Use permanent marker to outline your tree.
STEP 4: Paint the tree with acrylic paint. Use a heavy layer of paint.
STEP 5: When dry, turn your glass around and see your creation! Return to the frame for a lovely holiday gift!
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