We invited a few of our buddies to join in our Twelve Days of Trees and are excited to share this fabulous creation from Kristen Powers, the owner of RubberMoon Art Stamps.
KP's project is all about layering; with different colors, textures, images and even 3 different sizes of Art Squares!
She began by cutting a 3" white Art Square diagonally in half to create the 'tree' and then stamped it with RubberMoon's String O' Lights stamp with black ink. She used assorted colors of acrylics for the lights and background on the tree.
The next layer starts with another 3" white Art Square this time completely painted with a dark Pthalo blue acrylic paint, dried, and then stamped over with the RubberMoon Ink Splat stamp using white gesso as 'the stamping ink'.
The base was created with a 4" white Art Square which she stamped twice with the RubberMoon Corrugated Art Stamp creating a grid effect in black ink, then covering lightly with light and dark blue acrylic paints.
The trunk of the tree was made by trimming a 1" Inchie Square and then covering with the sparkly foil from a Hershey Kiss (yummy and brilliant!).
Every holiday tree needs a topper and after all the layers were assembled she added a small gold star touched with gold leaf.
Instead of incorporating this into a card, KP chose to add a small easel back turning this into a unique display piece, "I think these would be darling to make a bunch of them and stand them underneath a mini-Christmas tree. They would look like little boxes or gifts under the tree!" (a collection of these on a mantel amongst greenery would be pretty amazing too!)
Thank you again Kristen for being a part of our Twelve Days of Trees!!
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree." - Roy L. Smith