Fairy Tree almost completed.

Fairy Tree paper mache model painted

Sunday, 16th. July 2017.

Completed putting the paint on my ‘Fairy Tree’ prop, to be used in the planned model shoot at the end of July. Now it requires a little door and some windows. It is made from paper mache (torn newspaper strips dipped in the simplest flour and water paste mix), laid over a chicken wire frame. I used a few acrylics paints, and based the bark pattern on a Beech tree that I photographed in some nearby woods. Considering that I have not made anything in paper mache for more than 10 years, I was quite pleased with the result. However, it is just a prop, and so was never required to be perfect, as many details can be altered when I come to the picture painting stage. Will I get more than one or two paintings made from this? I hope so, but only time will tell.

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