DIY Spring Tree Branches

Despite what the temperatures may say Spring is coming and coming fast!  So today I am here to inspire you to get started on those spring crafts and make something beautiful for your home!  I used some tree branches (that are nice and bare right now) to create a Spring home decor piece.  This is a project that you can make on a teeny tiny budget and change out with the seasons!

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Spring Branches Supply List:

Tree Supply List

Putting the tree together is simple!

Step 1: Cut out leaves from various pastel colors – you can use a die cut machine for this or just trace some simple ones by hand.

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Step 2: Dry emboss the leaves to give them some texture.

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Step 3:  Sand the leaves to bring out the core and add some extra color.

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Step 4: Attach the leaves to the branches using Washi Tape and making them go different directions.

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-Christine

 

{Handmade} Flower Power!

April 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

SO WOW! Are you ready for a gorgeous piece of art from Clare Buswell?

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Take a 12×12 sheet of Cloudburst Core, fill a spray bottle with 1 part glycerin to 16 parts water, shake and spray the sheet of Core on both sides, rubbing the surface gently with your fingertips. Scrunch the sheet up into a ball, flatten out and spray and scrunch again. Flatten out and leave to dry. The glycerin and water mix makes the cardstock more flexible and will be easier to work with when covering the canvas.

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Cover the 6×6 canvas with a layer of Mod Podge and cover with the sheet of flexible Core, brush with another layer of Mod Podge, trim excess cardstock and leave to dry. Using acrylic paints paint the lower half of the canvas green and the top half blue, blend the colors in the middle. Add some highlights of white acrylic paint to the sky with a dry brush and blend.
Spray sheets of Core Buttercup, Meadow and Emerald with the water and glycerin mix and set aside to dry. Die cut four daffodils from Buttercup Core, sand tips of petals with Sand-It Gadget and assemble. Use blending chalk to color the centers of the daffodils. Adhere daffodils to canvas with a strong adhesive. Roll four strips of Meadow Core into tight tubes to make the stems and adhere to canvas. For the foliage, cut a selection of long narrow leaf shapes from Meadow and Emerald Core and sand with Sand-It Gadget. Arrange foliage on canvas and adhere to create a layered effect.

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Paint simple daffodil shapes in background using acrylic paint. Add gingham ribbon and bow, to finish.

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Supplies:
Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock – Buttercup, Meadow, Emerald, Cloudburst; Sand-It Gadget; Dust Buddy.
Other: 6×6 Box Canvas, Mod Podge, acrylic paints, blending chalks, green and white gingham ribbon, glycerin, spray bottle, Sizzix Thinlits Daffodil Die, Big Shot.

Altered Spring Home Decor

April 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Love May Arts Ribbon?

Love Whitewash Cardstock?

Love all things Core especially cute little door hangers?

EEEK! I love the little touch of burlap on this, too!

Designer Andrea Amu created this layout for us today featuring all these goodies and more!  ENJOY!

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