In case you haven’t already noticed, I have a thing for trees. Trees are not only a symbol for strength and life, but they are beautiful to look at as well! Not to mention… that’s where paper comes from! Here are some ideas for making your own trees out of paper that would be suitable for a scrapbooking project, greeting card or a mixed media project of some kind.
"The tree couldn’t have been easier to make. First I cut the "trunk" in the shape I wanted from brown textured cardstock, then gave it a few swipes with a darker shade of distress ink. Then I positioned the flowers until they resembled a pine tree, overlapping them a little, then adhered the flowers with glue dots. A few accents with Stickles added a little extra depth. Voila!"
I also love these simple paper pieced trees by Meka A. You may recognize the Amy Butler patterned paper. Meka has an Etsy shop, "Cut Here," where you can purchase some of her handmade paper crafted items.
The mixed media ACEO work below is by Pretty Little Pendant. She used "Acrylic paint, pieces from a vintage ledger, pages from old books, scrapbooking paper, pastels, ink and charcoal on 140 lb. watercolor paper" to create this artwork. Take a look at her shop, "Pretty Little Pendant," for more of her work.
Diane McInrue made this tree for a greeting card. See photo below. Diane’s idea of randomly applying circles effectively makes for recognizable tree shape. Check out Diane’s Etsy shop, "The Checkered Rabbit," for more of her creations.