Friday, August 30, 2019

Tree Hugging

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi everyone,
it's Dot here with a tutorial for our Wood Challenge #82

I have been eye-ing off the bark out the front of my place
for some time to make something with, so I was
pretty pleased when this challenge came around.

The tree out the front is called a Paperbark tree.
The bark starts peeling away from the trunk
and has the most amazing colours.

I peeled a heap of the layers from the tree and brought them inside to dry.

You can peel the bark super thin, which is what I did, and you can layer them up
any way that you like.

I chose some that had different colours and textures and glued them together
with gel medium.

The stamp 'Evil Eye' was stamped onto some tissue paper.
Then on the back of this I painted some
white acrylic paint ... carefully.

Once it was dry it was easy to attach to the bark
with gel medium.

I added some branch effects by using a small section of the
Grunge Tree stamp with brown archival ink.

The bark was easy to rip to the size that I needed for my card.
Then it was a simple task of attaching it with gel medium.

The words, from Carmen's Veranda, were stamped
with white ink onto black card and cut out.
After edging with more white ink I attached it to the bark.

The card still needed something else ...
so I painted the eyes of the Evil Eye's eyes with blue acrylic paint.

There is still a little bit of time to enter our Wood challenge
for this fortnight.
Either here or over on facebook.

Happy Stamping!
Dot x


  1. Very unique! Love the use of the tree bark, super cool!

  2. Isn't it great to use some of nature in our creations, love this Dot.xx


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