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Paper Christmas Trees

I’m into Christmas – especially trees.  Now that all my trees are up at home I decided to make a canvas of trees.  This one is 18×24 and it came together faster than I ever imagined.  I’ve been making lots of papers – just experimenting so there was a nice stash of choices for making my trees.  Something unexpected happened while I was going through the papers – I used some of my absolute favorites that I had been saving for the “perfect” project.  You might have guessed that I am an art supply hoarder – we all know the perfect project rarely comes along.  Yeah- I might be letting go of perfect!!!!!

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  • Serena December 1, 2011, 3:25 pm

    Wonderful trees, Carolyn! The layers really add a lovely touch.

  • Gwen December 1, 2011, 3:30 pm

    These are really charming treees with all their layers:)

  • Cynthia December 1, 2011, 5:57 pm

    Wow. Really, really gorgeous. Love the background color. Love the pretty, pretty papers you made. LOVE the trees.

  • Cat @ sea.sky.stone. December 1, 2011, 9:24 pm

    Yea for letting go of perfect–I had a little of that happen towards the end of AEDM myself…isn’t it a great feeling? Your trees and papers are wonderful–fantastic colors and patterns. Gotta go paint paper now…

  • Shayla December 1, 2011, 9:46 pm

    Pretty! love your colours

  • Terrie: Creative Explorer December 1, 2011, 11:21 pm

    I love this idea and these trees look so festive – may be borrowing this idea myself…..

  • Valerie-Jael December 2, 2011, 4:13 am

    They are beautiful! LOVE those trees! Valerie

  • Jul @ Flogging the Muse December 2, 2011, 5:53 am

    So much fun! I love all the papers. I understand the art supply hoarding tendency – it’s something I have to fight too!

  • Mitzi Zohar December 2, 2011, 9:43 am

    The papers are stunning. No wonder you were hoarding them.

  • Carol Samsel December 2, 2011, 10:12 am

    Very cool!!! I may have to borrow the idea too for some Christmas cards…..Thanks for sharing!

  • Rita McGregor December 2, 2011, 11:42 am

    From one hoarder to another…these trees are delightful!! Congrats for letting go! 😉

  • Pauline Leger December 2, 2011, 2:54 pm

    this is SO much fun!! i hope you frame this? Or at least hang on your wall during the season! Lovely work.
    i wish i was a hoarder when it comes to art paper… what a great advantage to have a “nice stash” to play with! See? Hoarding is sometimes a good thing! 🙂
    Happy CED xoxo

  • Paula - Buenos Aires December 3, 2011, 11:22 am

    So cheerful and lively.

  • Nordljus December 5, 2011, 7:09 am

    These trees are absolutely beautiful! It was certainly worth saving the paper for them. But letting go of perfect is also a very good option : (I’m a bit of a hoarder to….)

  • Kim December 6, 2020, 2:59 pm

    These are so fun and colorful! What adhesive did you use to attach the trees to the canvas?