Here's a picture of the finished project.
I had seen this video on painting a tree blowing in the wind by Amy Pearce. And I wanted to try it but I also wanted to mix in some mixed media. So I started by laying out the 4 12 x 24 canvases on the folding banquet table I used to use as a craft table before I got my desk. It was the only place I had to work on that was big enough for all the canvases at once. I roughly sketched out where I wanted the tree to go. Then I applied the first layer of stuff.
On the second canvas, I attached another of the swap butterflies and some thread. I got the idea for the thread from Gabrielle Pollacco in this video. I applied the thread with matte gel.
The bottom corner of the last canvas got the Tim Holtz leaf die, more thread, cheese cloth and butterflies from a stencil by The Crafter's Workshop.
Now for the next layer of stuff, which was a collection of die cut shapes, wood pieces, vellum flowers, and silk flowers. I laid out everything before I started painting the pieces to get an idea for the layout and I took pictures. Then I got to work on the various pieces. Here's what they looked like before.
I also painted the silk flowers with metallic paint and added glitter to the centers (next time I’ll wait for the paint to dry completely).
For the top corner on the last canvas, I added a piece die cut with Tim Hotlz Mixed Media die and painted with gold metallic paint.
Here are some close-ups of the piece.
And one more look at the whole thing.
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