Do you ever look at something and know you must cover it in paint? A cardboard box spoke to me. Once I had the painted the cardboard the tree die cut started whispering that it was just what I needed. Once I had the tree things just started jumping out at me. Oh, my, this makes me sound a bit unstable…Good thing you understand about things talking to me…
I had such fun painting the cardboard, I thought I’d share the process with you. I cut a box apart so I had big flat pieces. I had just been to the dollar store and bought this pack of spatulas – for just a $1. I knew they would be be stiff and that is what I wanted!
I squirted 3 colors of paint onto the cardboard.
I used a spatula to spread the paint around. The spatula was firm but not quite as firm as a credit card so it allowed me to spread the paint but it didn’t blend all the paint the way a brush would have. The spatula is my new painting friend.
It was still dark so I added a few drops of white while the green paint was still wet. Once the paint was dry I ran it through my die cutting machine to create the trees. I experiment with different colors and types of paints. A bit of metallic paint adds a fantastic shimmer.
This tree was dressed up with some green glitter and vintage gems I bought at Tinsel Trading Company. This let me get a vintage feel to my painty tree to go with the photo.