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« on: November 21, 2009 04:18:19 AM »

I have my own home for the first time in my life, and I really love it. It has tons of light and really high walls, but those walls are also covered in boring beige wallpaper. Renting doesn't leave me a ton of options, but I made a tree papercut two years ago (has it really been that long?!) for a 12 Days of Christmas swap, and I've always wanted to make for myself since.

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It's made from four pieces of a light foam fibreboard and about 5 feet wide by 4 feet tall. I googled for "old tree" because I wanted something that looked windswept and most importantly, had very few leaves. I wound up using this painting. I then drew the outline onto the fibreboard and cut it out. I had a exacto knife but I actually found that simply pressing the pencil deep worked well most of the time, and was also easier around corners.

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I drew over this one so you could see more easily where the intersections between the four pieces are:


I was going to use the pencil to make indentations for woodgrain, but decided to leave well enough alone. I flipped the pieces over to hide the pencil marks (that's why it mirrors the painting) and just stuck it up there with copious amounts of scotch tape. Sometimes I think it's a little creepy looking - the black leafless branches kind of remind me of that scene in Snow White where the trees grab at her - but most of the time I really like it.
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009 04:43:55 AM »

I like the little bit of creepiness that it has, its a nice size too!
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2009 06:10:19 AM »

I love it! I have been meaning to do something similar because we have sooo much wall space in our house!

Also, I have to note that I am in love with your couch! Wherever did you find it?
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2009 06:11:50 AM »

I love it! I have been meaning to do something similar because we have sooo much wall space in our house!

Also, I have to note that I am in love with your couch! Wherever did you find it?

This place came furnished, so unfortunately I can't help you with that. I love the look of it but it's the most uncomfortable thing I've ever sat on in my life.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009 09:13:53 AM »

I love the way trees look without their leaves. And your papercut tree is so cool!
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