Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tree Mural: Part Duex

Hmm, this project has turned into a series of blogs.  Would there even be progression without the blog?  I choose not to go there.  Anyways, I left you with this this last week...

I did add another coat of paint but Steve convinced me to stop there because he liked the textured look of the strokes, saying they were more "tree like" (he is a realist in all facets of life).

I picked out some scrapbooking paper,

printed out a bird template, drew a leaf shape, and traced and cut the hours away.

In the end I decided to use this product called Zots, which is the equivalent of using a hot glue gun.  I am a fan, just don't touch them with your fingers.

I place my birds and leaves one pattern at a time so they were equally distributed on the branches.

I think I am going to need a few more sheet of paper to fill out all the branches but I am basically done with the front of the fireplace.  Steve built a little flower box out of the leftover shelves from this  reclaimed piece of furniture in the playroom.  What's next?  I plan to wrap the leaves around the fireplace and onto the wall, as though they are blowing in the wind (need to paint wall first), and fill my flower box with dollar store flowers.  Looks like the tree mural posts will have to continue.  Mama needs the motivation!



Nicole Howell said...

Hi Camiguin it is Nicole from 47 Media. This is beautiful I even linked to it on my blog.

Camiguin Piper Foster said...

Hi Nicole, thanks for the link and for reading Piper's Pearls!

Lisa said...

So pretty - I always wanted to do a big ol' family tree like that on my family room wall! The birds are so pretty and colorful!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow, what a cool idea!! the colors are awesome and you did a great job!

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