This project started back in September when I took a Powertex class with Cheryl Boglioli in Boiling Springs, NC at a fabulous LSS called Dorothy's Stamps and Scraps. In the class, they were making female sculptures using Powertex. But, I had another idea. I wanted to try to make a Christmas tree. So, while everyone else made beautiful figures, I worked on my tree.
Cheryl was great. If you ever get a chance to take one of her classes, I highly recommend her. I also took a class on Gelli Printing that was tons of fun!!
First we shaped our sculptures with wire, then covered them with tin foil. I had to really fill the inside with the foil. Then we covered them with masking tape. It might not look like much, but getting the tree shape and especially the star took quite a lot of work.
Then we covered them with strips of cloth coated in the Powertex.
Since the class was only using brown and gray colors, I brought my tree home and created a green color with my DecoArt Americana paints.
Then I painted the tree with several coats.
I decided I wanted to glitter it up, so I proceeded to paint it with several different colors of DecoArt Twinkles Glitter paints.
Then it was time to paint the star. I start out with my Americana paint that I thought was a little to orangey so I went over it with my DecoArt Acrylic Primary Yellow. Then I covered it with yellow
and gold glitter Twinkles.
I'm still considering whether or not I want to add ornaments and trim to it.
But, for now I like the super glittery look.
My prize for this event is two Tim Holtz Blueprints Wood Christmas Stamps - Stocking and Candy Cane. Just follow my blog and leave a comment for a chance to win. I will announce the winner on my blog Saturday, December 12. Thanks for stopping by!