Friday, February 14, 2020

Button Tree

Pinterest has thousand of pictures of beautiful trees (and other objects) made of antique costume jewelry. I've wanted to make one, but haven't found just the right pieces (for a reasonable price).  I was really excited to find tiny buttons when cleaning my studio and thought they might be a good substitute for the jewelry.

I used the medium size leafy trees: 

This is the larger tree:

Step 1: colored the tree trunk and branches with Copic E25 and the leaves with Copic G07, 

Step 2: used liquid glue to adhere the tree to a piece 43/4 x 4/34 ivory cardstock and to adhere the buttons to the tree,

Step 3: colored the edges of a 5x5 canvas and the outline of the tree with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Wild Honey,

Step 4: taped the ivory cardstock on top of the canvas,

Step 5: then taped that piece onto a 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 black frame from Hobby Lobby. 

This was an easy, fun project and I love the final piece!

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