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

Sealer

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 http://teaontheterrace.blogspot.com/

  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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