Firstly I painted all over my canvas with Blueberry chalk paint. Lovely dark background.
Next I taped my stencil in place and masked off the bit at the bottom that I did not want to use. I used Tree of Life stencil
Once prepared I dragged some grunge paste through and left to dry. Then re-applied stencil over the picture.
Next I added some colour to the tree by sponging different colours of inks through the stencil. It's a magical tree so no need to stick to nature's colours. I wanted some leaves so rubbed some gilding flakes over double sided adhesive. I love the effect achieved with this medium.
I stuck the piece of adhesive to some copy paper so that I could draw on some leaves and cut out. I used the stencil that came with October's NDC newsletter to get the shapes. Just needed to glue these to the tree, I used some Pinflair gel for this and also a few dabs of glitter glue around the base.
Would be nice to have trees this colour in our garden. Hope you like this canvas. Please leave a comment if you have time. Thank-you. xx