Since Mother’s Day is quickly approaching I thought it would be fun to make a different type of gift Mom could enjoy all year long. I decided to make a fun and beautiful Family Tree using a wooden tree from Creative Embellishments paired with Imagine’s Walnut Ink Crystals and Cottage Ivy Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray.
Time: 1 hour + dry time
Gather up your supplies, you will need a wood tree, Walnut Ink Crystals, Cottage Ivy Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray, VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink, Memento Dual Tip Marker and a bit of heavy duty cardstock.
Use a craft knife to make small cuts in the wood to separate the leaves from the branches.
Sprinkle a small amount of Walnut Ink Crystals into a cup and add a bit of water.
Paint the walnut ink onto the tree trunk and branches.
Paint the Cottage Ivy Fireworks! spray onto each of the leaves.
If desired, paint a second coat of ink where necessary and let the tree dry completely.
Spray a sheet of Bristol Cardstock with Cottage Ivy Fireworks! Shimmery Spray; add a spritz of water here and there.
Use a heat gun to mix the water and ink around on the cardstock.
Once dry, die cut desired number of leaves from the cardstock.
Ink the edges of each leaf with Pinecone VersaFine Clair Ink and a sponge dauber.
Use a Tuxedo Black Memento Dual Tip Marker to write the names of each family member on a leaf.
Adhere the leaves to the tree as desired. You could add them in the form of a traditional family tree or place them randomly over the tree.
- Walnut Ink Crystals
- Fireworks! Spray Ink – Ivy Cottage
- VersaFine Clair Ink – Pinecone
- Sponge Dauber
- Memento Dual Tip Marker – Tuxedo Black
- Creative Embellishments Home Décor Wood Tree
- Paint Brush
- Bristol Cardstock
- Heat Tool
- Craft Knife
- Spellbinders – Leaf Dies