Scripture Art: Trees

Scripture Art: Trees

This week we finished up our third scripture art project!

I thought I would take a second to share a bit behind the scenes.
These projects usually take two 30minute lessons.
The first day for the artwork, and the second day for the scripture.

Even though I’m kinda flying by the seat of my pants,
I try to spend each of the days with small amounts of discussion and instruction.

Day 1: Instruction in technique
Day 2: Discussion of the verse

And since I didn’t really share this with the first two projects I posted,
I am backtracking a bit so you know what the actual deal is:
(This is classic me type of organization)

Soaring Eagles Project
Verse: “Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.” Psalm 63:7
Day 1: Blending, Hue
Day 2: God is my protection

Seasonal Trees Art Project
Verse: “There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
Day 1: Repetition of same basic object (same tree branches in four spaces)
Day 2: God created an ever-changing world.

Tall Trees (today’s project)
Verse: All the trees of the field will know that I the LORD
bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall…” Ezekiel 17:24
Day 1: Resist, Texture (Dry brush painting), Background painting
Day 2: God decides everthing! He can bring down the mighty and lift up the meek.

There, now we’re all caught up!

So here’s how we did our latest scripture art project:

First I taped down three strips of masking tape across the paper.
These are for the trees. (resist)

Then I got out the watercolors a flat paintbrush, and puff balls!
(btw-We always watercolor on cardstock or watercolor paper….not looking for a pulpy mess)

I encouraged them to find a line where the land meets the sky.

The puff balls are nice and watery, making for fun blotchy backgrounds.

We set these aside to dry, and then lifted off the tape.

Now to paint the tree bark, we turn the paper sideways,

Use a dry brush (so we can see the strokes) and start making our way up
and down the trees.

Then of course we add in our scripture!

All the trees of the field will know that I the LORD
bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall…” Ezekiel 17:24

(Don’t look too close or you might notice a spelling mistake I didn’t see until post photo-shoot)

Sissy cut her’s to the shape of a tree which looked pretty neat too!

More beautiful Scripture Art for our gallery!


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Comments (3)

  • Sarah Reply

    We love the Scripture art projects! Please keep them coming! We have done the eagle and the seasons, looking forward to trying this one. Also we have been inspired to buy “real” watercolors & watercolor paper. Thank you!!

    April 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm
  • laura Reply

    I love the scripture art projects too!! Please keep them coming. I’ve been following you for about 7 or 8 years and your sites have been a continuous blessing to me.
    PS. My kids remember your lapbooking videos and loved them.
    I played them all the time.

    April 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm
  • Therese Reply

    This is awesomeeeeee. What age are the kids. I am wondering if I could pull this off with Kinder or First next week, and just type and add the words myself.

    January 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm

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