05-05-2017, 07:17 PM
So I had a broken pocket watch.
Covering the tree wire with tissue paper and white glue as bonding.
I used a fine point grey marker to add birch-esque stripes on it.
I did a mini watercolor for the background. And spilled some on the table.
So I'll be honest that cutting the tree apart made me a little anxious. It weirdly took almost 45 minutes to make it so chopping it up was not the best part of my day. But I actually figured out that, this small, not really needing to be very strong, I could actually make them just out of rolled tissue paper and glue the branches on where I wanted them.
After building two trees, I added some super duper leaf shake stuff by Noch that is way cute and I love it. It's added over the Woodland Scenics 'bushes'.
I added a few more bushes along the base and a tiny bit of preserved moss and some mulberry paper punched leaves. I know the scale is a bit off on those leaves for the kinds of things grow in temperate forests like where you'd find birch, but I felt like it needed something distinctly plant-looking that wasn't just more bushes.
More later o...o