How-to: Modern Tree Art

What do you get when you combine a painted canvas with Duck Tape?  Modern tree art, of course!  I was inspired by this polka dot circle tree from Crafts by Amanda.  My oldest daughter fell in love with it when she spied it on Pinterest.  I decided to add my own spin to it with a little Duck Tape.  After all, my daughter is going to decorate her new apartment in a safari theme….so lets break out the zebra and leopard!

modern-tree-art-crafts-unleashedSupplies needed to create your own modern tree art:

Modern Tree Art -- Make your own simple canvas art with a few supplies and some duct tape!Use the circle dies and embossing machine to cut various size circles from the Duck tape sheets.  You could also use a pair of scissors and some circle templates.  The Duck Tape sheets are a must though, as those make the tape easy to cut.

Modern Tree Art -- Make your own simple canvas art with a few supplies and some duct tape!I used my inspiration image to sketch a tree shape by hand onto the canvas with a pencil.  I then used the burnt umber paint to paint the tree.  After your paint dries, begin to position your circles.  Don’t adhere them to the canvas until you play around with the placement.

Modern Tree Art -- Make your own simple canvas art with a few supplies and some duct tape!Please note that I roughly painted the tree leaving brush strokes to sort of resemble bark.

Modern Tree Art -- Make your own simple canvas art with a few supplies and some duct tape!Then, just peel away the backing on each circle and stick it to the canvas.

Modern Tree Art -- Make your own simple canvas art with a few supplies and some duct tape!I wrapped the rough edge of the canvas in red ribbon as this is the accent color in my daughter’s room.  I just used hot glue to secure the ribbon.

Modern Tree Art -- Make your own simple canvas art with a few supplies and some duct tape!This one is ready to head to the new apartment.  I love how easy this project is yet it creates a huge piece of art for any room in your home.  Not in love with the safari theme?  There are tons of Duck Tape options available on ConsumerCrafts for you to choose from.

modern-tree-art-crafts-unleashed-2What type of modern tree art will you make?

About Angie

Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for over 2 years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers. Visit her blog at thecountrychiccottage.net

Comments

  1. Very cool and chic!

  2. Denise Nawrot says:

    Love it Angie! You could adapt this idea for a tree for the ” four” seasons! Thanks for all of your great inspirational ideas!

  3. Angie! This is so AWESOME! I’m so glad I inspired you, and your version is so creative and smart. Love!

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