Happy Day, Everyone!
Today's tree is an adorable little framed piece that I whipped up using some of my vintage dictionary paper. I really am getting lots of use out of it this season!
I cut three simple and identical tree shapes from my paper, stacked them, stapled them down the center with my Tiny Attacher stapler, and 'fluffed' the layers. I sprayed on a touch of Gathered Twig Distress spray (Re-inker plus water in a spritzer bottle) to age the paper a bit more. I dug this little dollar store frame out of my stash. It was originally a metallic deep red color, which didn't suit my project at all, so I put my Distress Paints to work. Have I told you lately how much I love Distress Paints? I dabbed on three different brownish colors; Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain. I dried each color with my heat gun before moving on to the next. Then I added touches of Forest Moss and Peeled Paint. Now it is all grungy and layered looking, and is a much better match for the dictionary paper tree.
While disassembling the frame for painting, I discovered a lovely piece of corrugated kraft paper. I sponged on a light layer of Picket Fence Distress Paint, and added a layer of Fired Brick. I'm loving the candy stripe effect. Once this was dry, I glued on the tree element, and added some Scrabble tiles, and Voila! another tree is ready!
Happy Christmas Crafting to you!