Are you ready for some non-Christmas paint projects? Yeah. Me too. While this topiary could be used for Valentine’s Day, I guess, I actually painted it for a little girl’s room.
Before we go any further, this isn’t really a tutorial. It’s more of a What-Tool-To-Use-To-Paint-a-Topiary. But that just didn’t have the right ring to it.
It’ll work great on either canvas or wood. And if your 2012 Projects include Paint a Topiary on a Wall, this will work great.
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The cool thing about this topiary is you only need two shades of green. Or just dark green if you want to mix some white into it to make the lighter shade.
Step One: Paint a triangle with dark green paint.
Even though this is a topiary, it’s still a painting of foliage, foliage that’s made by Mother Nature, so you don’t have to worry about your triangle being all precise. “There are no straight lines in Nature.”
That’s a quote from my floral design teacher and she knew pretty much everything so I figured she’s probably right about lines and Nature.
She probably even knows what the proper name for this kind of triangle is. I have no idea. Me and geometry class didn’t have a good relationship.
For the 2nd coat, I used a foam pouncer (by Martha Stewart) with light green paint.
Step 2 – Pounce light green over the topiary.
You could also use a sea sponge but a denser sponge is good for this coat.
Allow some of the dark green to show through but try and cover the triangle’s hard edges.
For the final coat I used a regular ol’ kitchen sponge. You know those sponges that you can’t won’t use anymore but are too cheap thrifty to throw out? Yeah. Those ones.
Step 4 – Dampen the sponge, dip in paint and pounce it to add texture to the topiary.
That’s it. A simple topiary.
From there you can add just about anything you want . . .
Like a big pink ribbon where you can add a little girl’s name . . .
Or some birdies holding the pink ribbon.
Or some pink roses. (Tutorial on those in a few days. And the grey pot too.)
Easy-Peasy, right? Try it! It’s a great no-fail paint project to kick-off the new year!
What painting tutorial would you like to see this year? More flowers? Easter? Stuff for kids’ rooms? Leave me a comment and if I’ll try and create it for you.