It’s amazing all the "trees" you can find hidden in our Art Squares!
Today Elizabeth Allan (a member of our design team!) has created a stylish and modern evergreen that is dressed in a splash of mixed media. We are always excited to see the three dimensional projects that she creates using Art Squares in alternative ways, and this one would be the perfect addition to your holiday decor.
To create your own forest:
Cut three triangles from a 3” White Art Square that are each 3 inches tall and have a 1 inch base. Trim a 1 ½” White Art Square into a triangle that will fit as the base.
Next, glue the triangles and base together to form a three-sided box. We like using Glossy Accents as the glue because you don't have to use much to create a quick drying firm bond between edges. (Hint: to add stabilization weight, fill the box with plastic beads before attaching the base.)
Using gel medium, cover the tree with text paper and once dry, paint with Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus watercolors. Stamp the tree with a flourish - Penny Black: Flower Sweet 30-096 in Emerald City StazOn. Apply one coat of gloss varnish as a finishing touch. Embellish with a stand created from silver hardware (screw post and a washer).
Why not make several, each with a slightly different color application, for a holiday forest perfect for a tabletop or mantel display!
Thank you Elizabeth for this wonderful contribution to our Twelve Days of Trees!
"There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it." - Minnie Aumonier
When Elizabeth looks at our Art Squares not only does she see a perfect surface for stamping, coloring and painting...but she sees a material that can be manipulated into other things.
In this case, she has used 3 ATC size Art Squares to create a holiday theme gift card holder.
It is ridiculously clever how she trimmed a dark gray ATC Art Square to create the middle 'frame' for the gift card and then sandwiched it in-between 2 full size white ATC's which she stamped with a Penny Black stamp and then added further decorative elements with Stickles and glitter.
She provides lots of details for this holiday theme card holder over at Studio Sessions, as well as the steps to create one that is perfect for non seasonal use like birthdays, thank you's or teacher gifts!