Branch Tutorial

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I have been having a little bit of messy fun lately making my own branches that I thought I would share with you all how it is done.

What you will need:

Brown paper bag

Brown ink


Step 1

Trim  the edge of one side and the bottom of your bag.

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Step 2

Scrunch it.

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Step 3

Swipe it with your ink.

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Step 4

Trim it in 3,2 and 1.5 inch widths. The wider the strip the chunkier the vine.

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Step 5

Smother it in your chosen sealer on the uninked side. Oops I forgot to turn mine over in the photo. lol

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Step 6

Roll it.

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Step 7

Twist it.

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Step 8

Smother it again

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Step 9

Leave to dry. You can see here the different in the finished branch that the assorted strip sizes make. I prefer the smaller ones.

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Step 10

Make them pretty by adding some flowers or leaves.

Now that I have more of my made branches to play with or as a friend calls them pretzels, you will be seeing some on my next Lime Tart projects.

6 Responses to Branch Tutorial

  1. katherine

    This is such a great idea for making some vines. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. christine rayner

    wow Julie – these branches are devine and your step by step instructions make them sound so easy to make. thanks for sharing. xx

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  5. Coleen

    Great instructions, gotta try it. An American living in Ukraine. Coleen

  6. Maria

    Thanks Julie for the link to your tutorial, you give great instructions and the photos are so easy to follow… Cheers

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