How To Paint Palm Trees On Just About Anything

If you're crazy about palm trees you can paint them all over your house or in just one room.

What's not to love about palm trees? They represent warm air, blue waters and peaceful times. Even if you're no artist you can still paint palm trees on virtually anything by using a series of lines. To give the palm trees dimension use paints which are used by squeezing them from their bottle container. The paints are sometimes represented as fabric paints since they are appropriate for fabrics but also work on glass, wood and other surfaces. The paints are available in glitter styles, pearl looks and slick types.

It's important to judge the amount of space you have just right or your palm tree can end up looking squat when you run out of room. Palm trees can be made any height using the same basic pattern as described below. Start by choosing the color of paint for the trunk. Most people would choose brown or tan but you can also choose certain shades of green that won't clash with the color you choose for the palm fronds. Pink is another color that you can use for the trunk to represent the sun going down and casting a glow on the tree.

Make a line straight across to start the trunk of the tree. How long to make the line depends upon how large the object is. If it's small use a tiny line, say an inch long. For really large places, like a wall, you might want to make the line several inches long. Get an idea of how long the lines should be and how many you'll need by drawing the trees on pieces of paper before painting them on the actual surface. Above the first line draw the next line exactly parallel but the tiniest bit shorter. What is meant by shorter is an extremely scant amount. As you draw the parallel lines each one will get smaller and smaller until the trunk is finished. Since that's the case each line should be only a couple of hair's width shorter than the previous one.



After the trunk is formed you'll start to do the fronds. Make a tiny line from the side of the top of the tree and at an outward slant. Make the next tiny line leaving a space between the first. Continue making these tiny lines in an octagonal shape of 8 lines over the top of the tree itself. Don't put the fronds color directly on top of the trunk color. Instead, start at the side of the tree and make the octagon by ending at the other side of the tree top.

Make a slightly smaller line above each of the octagonal lines. Continue to make parallel lines, each above the previous. Make the lines smaller and smaller until there's nothing but a dot. Do this to each of the octagonal lines.

The trick to making the tree look good is to avoid straight patterns in the fronds and trunk. Curve the trunk slightly to one side and back up rather than draw it straight upwards. For the fronds, curve them out and downward rather than straight out or straight up. Make the fronds longer on the bottom and shorter towards the top.

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