Shades of Grey Christmas Trees

       Not 50 shades but I bet I have your attention now! 

Shades of Grey Christmas Trees on shelf

While flipping through the latest Pottery Barn catalog I was inspired by this photo of trees. 

photo of Pottery Barn Catalog

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I already have the greatest Christmas Tree stencil by Old Sign Stencils. 

I used it on this rustic Christmas Tree crate project recently. 

This time I decided to experiment with the stencil and shades of grey. 

stencils, magazine and tree painting

I began by painting a thick plywood board with Raw Silk by Fusion Mineral Paint.

I added powdered paint texture to the paint then swirled the paint in circles to form a snow-like background for my painting. 

fusion mineral paint and white board

When my board was dry I used the Christmas Tree stencil by Old Sign Stencils to stencil a background of coal black trees on the board. 

OSS stencil pattern

Shades of Grey Christmas Trees painting using blacks

I taped over the lettering on the stencil then centered it on the board.

I used Coal Black by Fusion Mineral Paint for the black  background trees. 

My next step was to choose a medium grey color from my samples of oops paint from Home Depot. 

Fusion Mineral Paint also has several shades of grey in their collection. 

Shades of Grey Stenciled Christmas Trees painting.

I stenciled the medium grey trees then moved the stencil and did it again so I had double the amount of trees in the medium color. 

I can honestly say I gasped out loud when I removed the stencil and saw what was happening on this plywood canvas. 

The final step was the light grey trees. Again another oops paint. 

Grey christmas tree painting

I placed the lightest trees randomly so the artwork would have balance. 

Grey Christmas tree painting

grey tree painting in a hutch with shelves

I'm in love with this stencil, it is so versatile, you can go from rustic crate to modern artwork.

grey tree painting pin

You can order this stencil by clicking HERE

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It looks just as perfect on a rustic crate as it does
on a modern art painting. 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .