Supplies and notes:
- The base of this tree is the cone from an old spool of yarn, probably about 8" tall. First, I roughly painted it with white Liquitex gesso, then rubbed some Prima powder in Ivory on it. Then I painted some conifer branches using Frosty Forest Green Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals (New! These are my latest supply!). After that dried, I rubbed it all with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush... I love using that stuff. I always end up singing, "Goldfinger... he's the man... the man with the Midas touchhhhh...."
- Next, I added stuff from my latest Funkie Junkie Boutique purchase bonus bag... it included flat-sided pearls, singing cherubs, shabby seam binding dipped in gold (Tarnished Brass Distress Spray, Linda?), and some wings cut from crinoline. I glued the pearls all over with Glossy Accents. I cut the cherubs out and edged them with Brushed Corduroy DI and then added Crackle Accents. The wings were glued to the tree and rubbed with more DecoArt Metallic Lustre. I finally added the cherub panel.
- The cherubs were lonely, so I placed them among some white roses, initially sprayed with gold Perfect Pearls, but I need a new bottle... it was just sputtering... so I rubbed them with more DecoArt Metallic Lustre. I placed them on top of some Wilton glittery stamen.
- The ribbon from Funkie Junkie was wrapped around the tree.
- All kinds of spare Mini Seasonal Greens (cut from Metallic Kraft-Core and old sheet music) was added, along with a little "dusting" of Aleene's snow
- The star at the top is a Recollections wood cut, coated with white Liquitex gesso and sprinkled with Martha's unmatchable glitter.
- There are also some Crate Paper wood veneer birds, coated with Glossy Accents and covered with Distress Glitter in Antique Linen
I started this project on Friday afternoon, and was done with it Saturday... that's pretty good turn-around for me these days! And I haven't done much shabby work lately-- it was fun to use a different part of my craft-brain!
I plan to share this at the following challenges: