Tuesday, 31 January 2012

And finally....the completed tree!

TA-DA!!! Yes, you can finally see the painted tree in its finished state since it's now been sent to its new home. It's a gift for the owner of Cardmaking Paradise - such a lovely lady who works so hard and gives all of us involved with the magazine and forum such inspiration and also created a really lively community online. We even meet up now once a year in the flesh, those of us who can, at the Craft Barn Extravaganza in Lingfield, Surrey.
So this was for Sara and here are some photos of it......
And here, some details in close-up....

The bird was painted with black acrylic paint, stamped with swirls using Brilliance Lightning Black ink and then the whole bird covered in several layers of Diamond Glaze.
I painted the leaves using Deco Art Precious Metal Colours and stamped the trunk of the tree with an Elusive Images alphabet stamp.
On the stand, I used a Crafters Workshop Numbers Collage mask and Brilliance inks and acrylic paints, sealed with an old varnish which went wonderfully brown and aged-looking in places....one of those happy accidents!

At the base of the tree, I stamped a Kelly Panacci border stamp onto tissue paper and adhered it to the trunk with Mod Podge.

I hope Sara will find this a useful as well as decorative gift and wonder what she'll decide to use it for....what will finish up hanging from its branches???

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