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coachwriter
« on: September 08, 2007 09:46:08 AM »

I'd been lugging this silk tree around from house to house for more years than some of you have been alive. Finally decided I couldn't stand it anymore and that I would have nothing to lose if I stripped off all the leaves and replaced them with paper which is what I did.



Actually, this photo was taken before I totally finished. It's now THICK with leaves. It took me two winters of work though. I made a template, then used magazine pages because they are thin and stick together. I cut two leaves, put glue on them, put one on top and one on bottom of each little "branch" where a silk leaf had been.

Here's a closer look at the leaves:


I started out using photos, but it was too hard to get them to stick. I still lose a few leaves, just like real trees in the fall!

But from something that everyone ignored, this has turned into an art and conversation piece.

Enjoy!

Warmly,

Lynn
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007 09:58:42 AM »

that's really neat!  it would be nice to see some bigger/closer piccies too.  Wink
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coachwriter
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007 10:09:51 AM »

that's really neat!  it would be nice to see some bigger/closer piccies too.  Wink

I added a closer look. Hope that helps.

Warmly,

Lynn
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007 10:25:48 AM »

Wow, that's super-cool!
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2007 11:38:33 AM »

that is SO cool!! What an awesome idea, I might have to try it!
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2007 11:44:21 AM »

I love this! Cheesy
I wonder where our old silk tree is...

And do you have a more recent photo of the tree itself? I'd love to see it in all it's glory ^^
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2007 11:57:49 AM »

this is soooooo kitchy and cool! it gives me a few ideas...  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2007 12:54:15 PM »

cool!
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coachwriter
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2007 02:58:25 PM »

And do you have a more recent photo of the tree itself? I'd love to see it in all it's glory ^^

Believe it or not, it's still not quite done, but I just took this photo:



Should have done that in the first place, LOL!

There are STILL places I have not covered so it looks like one more winter of 4 p.m. darkness will be spent with sticky fingers.

Glad you all like it.

Warmly,

Lynn
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2007 03:33:05 PM »

This is such a neat idea!  I can see how it took you so long but it is such a unique and beautiful idea!
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