Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Progression of a Tree

Today morning, I came across a Jewish folktale from India and I felt that this artwork is so apt for this tale. You may read the story of the golden tree here. It's a sweet little tale.  I bet I had heard a similar story minus the golden tree in my kiddo years.

Here's a simple tutorial on the creation of a
Golden Tree (Bamboo Wall Hanging)

What you need:
Handmade paper (it is heavenly...I simply love it!!!)
Golden leaves
Acrylic colours
Brushes (I have used No:6 [flat] , No: 4 &1[round])
Glue
Bamboo wall mat

Basic sketch of a tree. I just placed few gold leaves for quick glance on how it would look.

Satisfied, I began the basic colouring

Completed the shading...added some grass and the background hue

A closer look; don't you think the impressed leaves give it a gorgeous look?

Glue the gold leaves onto the branches.

The whole tree...
I loved the deckle-edges that were on two sides of the paper and
so I manually gave the look on the other two sides.
 I wanted it that way.
Now glue it onto the bamboo wall mat. Let it dry for a few hours.

Viola! The bamboo wall hanging is ready to be hung!

If you are 'adventurous' and would like to try your hand at homemade paper, visit Julie who is too good at it.
You could also visit here for a neat and easy video which Julie shared with us:)

Hope you enjoyed it my dear friends:))


19 comments:

magiceye said...

fascinating

Arti said...

Creativity at its best, Wonderful :)

Anonymous said...

Nice tips for a creative wall hanging.
Try submitting your blog posts to www.indli.com for more viewers.

deepazartz said...

Thank you Deepak

Thanks a lot Arti

Thanks for suggesting Anon:)

Julie said...

Oh, wow...how sweet of you to mention me!!! I really love the homemade paper...I need to make some more this weekend! I love what you did with it here! The tree is so layered...I just love this!!!

deepazartz said...

@ You are worth it,Julie...a Treasure! Thanks for ur support:)

joshi daniel said...

super cool!

Neha@ Allthingsbeautiful said...

Loved how it turned out...nice work!
Btw, I am totally crazy about handmade paper.

Bella Sinclair said...

Ooh, Deepa! That came out beautifully! The embedded leaves are a great juxtaposition to the gold ones. Lovely!

Evelyn said...

A great idea. I've never used gold leaf before....

Chakoli said...

Hey....

Thanks for your kind words...
I m not anymore putting poems in that blog...
I m regular blog at other... i.e.

http://life-fun-pleasure.blogspot.com/

Chakoli said...

Hey....

Thanks for your kind words...
I m not anymore putting poems in that blog...
I m regular blog at other... i.e.

http://life-fun-pleasure.blogspot.com/

SV said...

I enjoyed reading this tutorial.
I have this golden leafs and was planning to make a golden tree that will be a show piece.Now I changed my plans.I will give this a try.

sheila 77 said...

Your one tree is is so lovely and I enjoyed it even more when I read how you made it, thanks.

Pia Rom said...

OMG how wonderful is that!! the tree looks amazing, but as you put it in front of the bamboo matt, wow, that lifts him up even more! I love the idea of glueing leaves on, then I feel like I was the spring itself ;) xox Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

Tracy said...

Those embossed leaves add such a lot! Beautiful.

Rein said...

Such a wonderful tree!

~*~Patty S said...

Your tree is so special and very beautiful!
Thank you for sharing.
oxo

crafty creations said...

Beautiful and thanks for the how too