Well I went into school this past week and applied the second coat of paper mache to my tree. This time, I was a lot messier with it...the pictures may not be great but I crumpled and crinkled the newspaper before shlepping it all over the trunk. It's been super hot here in Northern Ohio so I let it dry a good five days before heading back to paint.
So this morning after church and breakfast, I headed to my favorite hardware store...Home Depot! God bless those employees! Each time I go they are the nicest people in the world and not one of them has made me feel like a crazy person! After talking to the nice paint lady about my creation and choosing my colors, she suggested that I use an Interior Flat Enamel paint. I chose a color called Chocolate Curl (now seriously...how could I go wrong with that?) as my top coat. I also chose two other shades to blend in-Earth Tone, which is another brownish color and Dark Cavern that is almost black. I'm hoping to use the other two colors to blend in to make the trunk look more "barky"! :)
So here's my tree as of today!
|I'm a little worried about the holes I have...but I still think I can make it work with my other colors!|