Gustav Klimt’s Birch Forest Inspired Craft

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Gustav Klimt Birch Forest Inspired Craft Project

When I was a teenage girl, I had a huge poster print that hung over my bed. It was Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss. I loved this picture. I would stare at it every morning & it just made me smile. A few years back we were lucky enough to visit Austria, the birthplace of Klimt. While there, I fell in love with more of his work.

We have been tackling many artist inspired projects lately & I wanted to try one inspired by Klimt. With it being fall & with all of fallen leaves, I thought The Birch Forest would be the perfect project for me & Mai.

We started out with a light blue piece of construction paper.

I covered the top 1/3 of the paper with a piece of paper, lightly taped into place.

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I added fall paint colors to our palette. We used safety Q-tips to dot on the paint colors. The safety Q-tips are much larger than regular swaps & work great for art projects like these.

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There was a lot of surface to cover so Mai & I dotted the paper together. It is always fun when we can work as a team.

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After covering the uncovered area in paint, remove the taped on piece of paper.

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Pour gray paint on to a large flat surface. Flatten a paper towel roll & dip it into the paint at the crease.

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Stamp the paper towel roll on the paper vertically to form the tree trunks. Start with a few long trunks & then cut the paper towel roll in half.

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Flatten the tube more to form a tighter crease & continue to stamp with branches.

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After you are happy with the amount of branches that you added, dot in green between the branches on the top portion of your picture.

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Let your project dry & find a great place to hang up your new masterpiece.

Gustav Klimt Inspired Art Project - Inspired by The Birch Forest, this craft was made Q-tips

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