Bring a scenic landscape indoors with this easy and inexpensive artwork project from craft blogger Meg Allan Cole.
- Premade canvas
- Acrylic paint (base color and white)
Tear cardboard into ragged strips that resemble mountain ridges.
Lay three to four strips of torn cardboard on premade canvas as desired, creating a natural, layered look.
With a pencil, lightly trace mountain ridges onto canvas, continuing downward, tracing each strip as you go.
Mix increasing amounts of white with base color to create a gradient, one color for each traced area on canvas.
Paint “sky” first (space above first ridge) in the lightest color and continue downward, painting each ridge with a darker color as you go. The bottom ridge should be the base color alone, without any white mixed in. (Tip: For more detailed painting where colors meet each other, use a paintbrush with an angled tip.)
Once all ridges are painted, go back and touch up each color as needed.