Zentangled Winter Trees

See step by step how to make a dazzling watercolor sky and add zentangles to winter trees.  Don't miss the free page of zentangle pattern ideas for your trees in this blog post.
See step by step how to make a dazzling watercolor sky and add zentangles to winter trees.  Don't miss the link at the bottom of the page to get a free page of zentangle pattern ideas for your trees.







 Here is the tricky part.  Be sure to add the salt while the paint is still wet.  No puddles, just glistening wet so you can barely see the texture of the paper.  Then, DO NOT TOUCH the salt.  This is SO hard for students!  If the salt crystals move, it disrupts the process of pushing the paint away and you will not get the same result.

The other tricky part is the amount of salt.  There should be a little bit of space between the salt crystals.  If the salt gets too piled up, the salt won't dissolve and push the paint away.  Either use a salt shaker or demonstrate just taking a little pinch between two fingers and sprinkling it by hand. 

The results are magical and worth the extra time it takes to teach students how to do this!








You might also like this collection of zentangle patterns that includes step by step instructions to make more intricate 3D patterns along the edge of shapes.

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See step by step how to make a dazzling watercolor sky and add zentangles to winter trees.  Don't miss the free page of zentangle pattern ideas for your trees in this blog post.


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