Got this large, wooden tree and the matching oval pieces for the pictures for a birthday present last year,
and have since been wondering what to do with it. Last week I decided to start, as I already have all my brushes and paints out, thought it might be a good time. First I painted it all with gesso, and then applied paint in green, beige, gold and some blobs of crackle paint here and there. I wanted it to look old and worn, which it now does, but it would have been easier to have painted it nice and new! The tree is from Kaiserkraft. I used the wooden ovals to cut the appropriate number of photos, using pics of my Great Grandma, Grandparents, Great Aunts and Uncles, My Mum and brothers and sisters and me when I was small, too. There were a lot more people in the family, but as I have no contact to them, I can't get any other photos. Anyway, the pics have been stuck down with mod podge, and then glazed with crackle varnish. I hung them onto the tree using some gold ball-chain.
Well, if any of my family should happen to see this and feel bad that they have not been included, they can send some photos over and they will be hung, too!
I had fun making this, as usual! Thanks for looking and have a great day!