You can do an entire piece in yarn but I like to do select areas for visual impact.
- Aleene's Tacky glue, this is a must. Regular white glue doesn't cut it.
- yarn in Fall colors
- black paper
- white pencil crayon
- acrylic or liquid tempera paint
Take some thin cardboard and cut out some shapes for the leaf section of your tree.
Huichol people use wax but we are going to use glue.
You want to work from the outside in, otherwise it can get too complicated.
Spread a bit of glue on the outside edge and start laying the yarn down. The tacky glue holds it in place right away.
Set those shapes aside to dry.
Take your background panel and draw out some general details.
"Group of Seven" type background.
In order to achieve this you want to paint with a flat brush.
Apply paint in side stroke, like a long rectangle.
Because I'm painting on a black background I use white to tint my colors. I don't want it to be even in value so I'm sometimes mixing white sometimes not.
Fill in the background. For the mountain you can see I angled my strokes. This sets it apart from the sky.
I used black paper for the trunk and branches.
I placed the yarn shape on the paper and traced around it so I knew where to put my branches. Cut out your trunk.
Glue on the yarn shape to the background first.
To glue on the branches I put glue on the back of the top half first.
Press into position.
"Group of Seven" type tree.
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