Beginner Landscape Drawing Although I don’t like living in a snowy climate (Brrr!! ), I love looking up at our mountains in the winter and seeing the beautiful evergreen trees against the white backdrop.
We had just endured a major storm for Christmas, so our holiday trips this past week were extremely gorgeous. It served as the inspiration for this week’s newspaper winter landscape painting project by Drawing Landscapes For Beginners. The background of printed bubble wrap gives the artwork a lovely texture of falling snow. Before starting to create your beautiful winter Beginner Landscape Drawing artwork, watch our comprehensive video tutorial in this post.
To make your winter landscape art, you’ll need:
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- Watercolors on green newsprint (We take pleasure in using liquid watercolours.)
- Bubble wrap, white and light blue cardstock, paintbrush, and sponge
- A shade of white.
- Paper plate markers made of metal.
- Stick of adhesive
How to make a craft piece featuring a snowy mountain landscape:
- Start by painting a portion of a newspaper in green using liquid watercolours. The newsprint will initially be damp, but it will firm again if you allow it to dry completely for several hours or overnight.
- Take out a bubble wrap piece that is just a little bit bigger than your light blue cardstock. Paint the raised bubbles of the bubble wrap with a sponge paintbrush and some white paint that you’ve placed onto a paper plate.
- Carefully place your blue cardboard piece on top of the painted bubble wrap. Rub your hands over the paper to transfer the bubbles’ white paint to the sheet.
- To reveal the snow falling, slowly peel back the bubble wrap covering the blue cardboard. Set your paper aside so it can fully dry.
- After the painted newspaper has fully dried, cut out 12 to 15 triangles of varied sizes. For your artwork, each triangle will be transformed into a Christmas tree.
- Give each of your newspaper winter trees a trunk and limbs using metallic markers. To add colour to our artwork, we used copper, silver, and gold.
- Note: In addition to using metallic markers, you may also create lines on the newspaper trees using oil pastels.
- Cut two snowy hills from a sheet of white cardstock paper using a lengthwise cutter. The paper’s top and flat bottom edges were used to form the bottoms of each hill. Your winter scene should preferably contain one hill that is larger than the other to give it perspective.
- Use glue to attach your larger snowy hill to the blue cardboard.
- Line the perimeter of the white hill with many of your newspaper Christmas trees. Once you are satisfied with how each tree is positioned, fix it with a glue stick.
- Glue the second snowy hill at the bottom of your artwork on top of the first hill and trees. Use adhesive to affix the remaining newspaper trees on the snowy hill.
More Winter Art Projects for Kids
- This winter, use newspaper to exercise your creativity by making this adorable mixed-media polar bear activity.
- Thanks to our template, young children may make the craft pretty easy.
- This adorable owl babies painting activity is best suited for young elementary-age children and pairs well with the Martin Waddell book of the same name.
- These bottle cap-based art projects featuring snowmen are excellent for fostering children’s creativity. The addition of washi tape hats and snowman face embellishments gives each snowman a unique personality.
- Another great winter art lesson for kids is this Northern Lights craft from Kathy’s Art Project Ideas.
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- Go on a journey with these tips for your simple landscape drawing!