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Christmas Tree of Joy

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Christmas Tree of Joy
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Christmas Tree of Joy

designed by Katie Smith

Give color to this joyful symbol of the holiday season with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Champagne (Metallic) (DA554)
  • Green Beret (DA521)
  • Mushroom (DA533)
  • Soft Jade (DA545)
  • White Birch (DA501)
  • Woodland Green (DA565)

DecoArt Media® Antiquing Cream

  • Raw Umber (DMM151)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • painter's tape
  • 1" flat brush
  • #5 round brush
  • tissue paper (white patterned)
  • clean cloth
  • wooden letters ("JOY")
  • E6000 Glue
  • wooden panel (12" x 24")
  • #3 flat brush


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using painter's tape, tape off the Christmas tree area on the wooden panel. (This one is 18" from top to bottom with a 5" stump.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 1" flat brush to paint inside the painter's tape with White Birch.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Cut circles from the white patterned tissue paper, varying the sizes from 1" to 4". Brush Americana Matte Decou-Page onto the backs of the circles and adhere them onto the tree. Apply another layer of Decou-Page on top of the paper.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a #3 flat brush to create small painted lines on the tree in Mushroom. (Paint them in rows down the tree like pine needles.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Remove the painter's tape and paint the rest of the panel in Woodland Green. (Be careful not to paint over the tree; tape off the tree if needed.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Apply painter's tape in diagonal stripes over the entire canvas, placing them approximately 1" apart.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Paint between the tape stripes with Green Beret, being careful not to paint the tree.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Remove all painter's tape. Use a 1" flat brush to paint the edges of the canvas in Green Beret.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use a #5 round brush to apply Raw Umber Antiquing Cream around the edges of the canvas, as well as lightly around the tree outline. Use a small cloth to smear the edges into the canvas.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use a #5 round brush to paint the sides of the wooden letters in Soft Jade. Let dry. Once dry, paint the letter fronts in Champagne (Metallic).
    Step 9 Example
  11. Using E6000 Glue, adhere the letters onto the center of the tree.
    Step 10 Example