I love landscape art. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, it doesn’t matter. I love them all. And we love using different techniques to make our pretty landscapes. We have made beautiful landscapes using forks, yarn, sponges and now cardboard. These paint scraped landscapes are quick and easy to make and we just adore how they came out.
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What you will need:
A flat palette
Choose what colors you would like for your sky and your rolling hills. Squeeze a generous amount onto a flat palette. A paper plate works fine. For this project, we worked from the top of our page down. We started with our sky. You can scrape on your sky or paint in your sky with a paint brush. For this particular painting, we painted in the sky with a brush, but scraping and blending with the cardboard makes for a beautiful sky as well. See our video above.
To scrape paint, you will need a few pieces of cardboard. Cut them into different widths so that you can have different sized hills on your painting. Pick a thicker cardboard for best results. Dip your cardboard into the first color of paint that you want to use. You will want a lot of paint on your cardboard.
Drag the cardboard across your page underneath your sky. You can drag it straight across. You can slant it or you can make it wavy.
Paint another section under your first. Change the color or the angle and direction of your next scrape. Continue all the way down the page this way, layering your page with scrapes of color.
Once you have covered the page, let the paint dry. Paint in a tree or a house or whatever you would like to see on your rolling hills.
My six year old made one too.
Here are a couple tips for the little ones. Make sure that they use plenty of paint on the cardboard. When they scrape the cardboard across the paper, be sure that they are using the end with the most paint on it and have them press firmly when they scrape. It took my daughter a few scrapes to get the hang of it, but once she did, she was off and painting.
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