Friday, November 13, 2009
Unfortunately for me I do not have any photographs of my ancestors. So instead I used Paper Imagery Designs images and used my real ancestor’s names and dates. I love the way my family tree turned out.
15 x 10 inch piece of chip board
or use what I used a recycled backboard from a pad of watercolor paper
Old dictionary pages
Cut corners off the top of the chipboard to give it the shape of a house.
Paint the chipboard with a layer of gesso on both sides.
Glue dictionary pages to background.
Use stamps, rub-ons and scrapbook paper to decorate your background.
Mix your acrylic paint with glazing medium and paint the front of the chipboard.
Draw a tree onto scrapbook paper and cut out. Distress the edges of the tree with distress ink.
Glue the tree to the center of your background.
Cut out images and glue to fabric mats.
Type out names and dates using an old fashioned font. Distress with distress ink.
Glue names below pictures.