So I had several attempts at getting the colour right on the tree.
Initially I’d based it upon burnt umber but that was way too dark even mixing in white. It just ended up a muddy Yucky colour.
So after a trip to the arts and craft place I picked up Jo Sonjas paint called Provincial Beige.
Next the tree got a good all over coating of this colour.
I then did a dry run of foliage placement and very quickly discovered that there wasn’t nearly enough branches.
So I twisted some addition copper wire in and around the branches, covered them with some no more gaps and painted.
Allowing it to dry in the lovely sunny day we had here today and then added a bag and a half of foliage
To get a bit of variation in the colours of the leaves I painted a couple of bits with the cheap Heriatge Green spray paint.
Very happy with the results
Oh and ...
Simon Andrews wrote:The tree is looking good Tess. How did you make it?
It started with this ...
4 pieces of inch square balsawood about 2 ½ inches long glued together with another inch square piece about 4 inches on top.
Then I hacked, cut and sanded down to a basic tree shape.
I added bits of floristry wire twisted together and poked into some holes in the balsawood.
Once a tree stape is formed each branch is covered with no more gaps and allowed to dry.
Oh and the trees’ root are simply built up layers of no more gaps as well.