Soon it is Christmas again and I am in holiday mood already!!! It is the 7th Christmas since I created Craft Passion to share out craft tutorials & patterns that I have designed and made. As you might already knew, I love to craft with different materials and medium, this year I made a small decorative Christmas tree with foil relief method. It is beautiful as the center piece on a Christmas dinning table or on the mantle of your fire place.
This foil relief Christmas tree is the 5th tree I have made for Christmas decoration, in previous years there are Christmas trees from fabric (Kanzashi Christmas Tree), crochet yarn (Amigurumi Christmas Tree), wrapping yarn (Christmas Tree Ornaments), pom-pom (Pom-pom Christmas Tree), wooden twigs (Twiggy Christmas Tree) and paper (Origami Christmas Tree, guest-posted by Jenny).
This is an easy-than-you-think craft to make, if you are a serious crafter like me, the materials needed to make this foil relief project can be found in your craft room, otherwise, they are easily obtained from your nearest craft shop and kitchen department. The basic materials to make foil relief project are: household heavy duty aluminum foil and shoes polish. You need a solid base to design the foil relief on, for this instance, I used a cone shaped paper mache bought from Spotlight to make a foil relief Christmas Tree, you can use canvas frame, cardboard, picture frame etc…. Add an artwork to the base, either by drawing with dimensional paint to get a puffy lines or by gluing a texture object on it, e.g. lace, burlap, pressed flowers, leaf and skeleton leaf etc…. After you have designed and gotten the relief artwork done, lay and glue a sheet of household heavy duty aluminum foil. Rub around the surface to reveal the artwork underneath. Apply shoes polish to the foil relief and wipe off the excess after a few hours to give a stained look on the project.
The creativity is endless with this foil relief method, simply adapt the method to do other design. Get the detail step by step instructions and pictures on how to make this foil relief Christmas tree at page 2 after this jump.
This burlap Christmas tree is the relief artwork before attaching the aluminum foil. It gives a rustic look of the Christmas tree, if you like it this way you may stop at this step and eliminate the aluminum foil part.