LITTLE LESSONS | Paint a Realistic Tree Trunk

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Small Scale Living has collaborated with Smallisimo.com to develop the Treehouse Collection. Beginning with the Infinitree 2-Story Kit, we have designed a series of products that appeal to children and adult collectors. The Infinitree Treehouse is laser-cut and notched for easy assembly. It comes with two 3D printed tree trunks. The following is a tutorial on how to realistic bark to your plastic trees.

Supplies

Step 1: Spread a thin layer of  grout over the entire tree trunk body. Try not to get any on the top or bottom.

Tree-Grout
STEP 2: Once dry, sand or scrape off any grout that might have gotten on the top or bottom of the tree trunk.

Tree-Bark-Process

STEP 3:  Paint the tree trunk with a shade of dark brown.

Once dry, go back and lightly dust on different shades such as light brown or green.

Tree-Trunk-Painted

STEP 4: To add extra realness to your tree trunk, you can glue little dry pieces of moss onto it.

Look at pictures of real trees for inspiration on bark color and moss placement.

Tree-Trunk-Finished

Any questions? Just reach out to me through my Pinpoint Directory listing.

Little Lessons is a LEARN Section series of articles featuring scale miniatures tutorials.

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