Monday, 12 December 2011
A very green tree!
With just a few simple foldsI turned a regular magazine into a dimensional tree decoration. It looked pretty good just as it was but the pages had a lot of pink and purple on them and I'm more a modern traditional kind of girl when it comes to Christmas decorations so I had to alter it! I painted a rough coat of gesso to act as a 'tooth' for my colour layers and then added Distress Stain and Glimmer mist to create an ombre effect where the colour faded from dark at the base to light. A few strings of pearls and some Adage tickets threaded with jump rings and word charms added just the right touch. It was tons of fun and I will be adding a step-by-step photo tutorial to the forum in the next day or so.
I have the perfect place for this and I think it might have a few baby brothers and sisters very soon. A tree doesn't get much greener than this one which was saved from the recycling bin and given a new lease of life!
Today was also the last day of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas :(
This was the last of his creations for this year......
We are offering a chance to step out of that madness with a 'Finish your Pages' open crop day next Saturday 17th December in Essex. We have details on the shop website at www.totalpapercrafts.co.uk where you can also book - escape the shopping crowds and take some time for yourself!