I started off creating cards with the stencil, using each tree for a different holiday card.
This was going along nicely. I stenciled the tree designs using acrylic paint. Then I used a Sakura glaze pen to doodle and create resists. When I washed around the stenciled designs with watercolors, the doodled areas resisted the watercolor.
Here’s a video of some of my process making these cards. You can also watch it on You Tube here.
I added some glitter here and there, and was about to add the words from the stencil when…..
I spied some corrugated cardboard in just the right shapes to contain the trees!
I cut the trees out, and then painted the cardboard with Golden Fluid Acrylic paint. I wasn’t really sure where I was going, but I was loving the way all these colors were working together.
I’ve had this “Lace” in my stash forever. It was time to use it.
I added the trees to my cardboard substrates, tore apart this “lace” (really made from paper), pulled out my glitter glue and other items from my stash, and started playing.
Before I knew it, I was in the zone – taken over by my muse.
I originally thought I would use each of these as an individual card or wall hanging.
But I think they look nice as a garland – don’t you?
I filmed some of my process. You can watch it here or on You Tube. Hope you enjoyed this easy project and it gives you some ideas for the holidays!