4th graders created a New England autumn landscape in connection with their social studies unit on regions. The students used a masking tape resist technique to create the trees and planned their composition using foreground, middle ground, and background to create the illusion of space and distance. They taped different sized strips of masking tape to their paper to create the trees in the fore, middle, and background. The land and sky were painted using tempera cakes. When the paint dried, the tape was peeled away to reveal areas of white paper. Details were added turning the areas of white paper into birch trees. Other details were added using colored pencils.
Idea thanks to mrsbrownart.com