|Trees Self Adhesive Wood Tape|
|Trees Collage Stencil|
Step 1. Lay the stencil onto a piece of watercolor paper which takes mists very well, and tape off any areas of the stencil you do not want the mists to sneak through.
Step 2. Spritz with your favorite colors of glimmer mists. I used yellow, green and blue colors made with the Creative Concoctions recipes from Retreat 2012. Remove the stencil from the paper. Lay the stencil, wet side up, back into your spray tray (pizza box bottom) and lay another piece of white water color paper onto the stencil and burnish. Two pieces of art for the price of one!
Step 3. Allow the mists to dry. Stamp the diamonds from the Trees Borders & Backgrounds UM with CS® Earth Ink onto the image.
Step 4. Use the stencil to trace the image of the trunk and branches of the tree onto the wood tape and trim out with fine detail scissors.
Step 5. Ink the edges with CS® Earth Ink, remove the adhesive backing and place onto the misted image.
Step 6. Punch a lot of tiny leaves (over 160) using both shades of Trees green cardstock. Adhere each leaf to the misted image with the help of a sticky tool* and CS® Bookbinding Glue.
Step 7. Allow all the glue to dry completely. The piece can be used to embellish a page, adorn the front of a card, or stand alone as a framed piece of art.
Thanks for stopping by and let me know in the comments how you plan to use your wood tape.
*Sticky tool back story- My good friend Cherryl Greene had been to a trade show a few years back and told me she found this fun tool with a sticky tip on it. We discussed how you could probably make your own by using dental wax and a dowel, so that is what I did. I use my sticky tool to pick up very small items when applying adhesives or placing items onto my artwork. This tool comes in especially handy when I am creating paper flowers with a hot glue gun.
|Sneak peak for Trees Blog Hop coming 3/26/14|