Handmade Family tree

Hi all, Today i am really excited to share with you my new creation....A Family tree.
Family Trees have a history of being very mechanical, colorless and photo-less, so i want to create something interactive and of course beautiful
All families are different. Some are small, some extended, some blended. For young children it can be very difficult to conceptualize where they fit in and how we are all connected. 
As an adult, it’s probably not often you think about your family history, let alone chat to your children about it.
Children use each of their senses to understand complex concepts, with sight at the top of the list. So I devised a craft activity using found objects from my craft room to create a visual, three-dimensional family tree. It was great fun to make this. Here i made a small family tree. I am going to show you how to make this 3D Family tree. Enjoy! And I already give you an idea, how to make steel wire tree. You can see my previous post ( click here ) 

 Made of Steel wire material
A Family Tree that has 5 photo frames, if you want more, you can add more pendant frames
Make separate branches. After all, twist together all separate twisted wires

  Add some leafs on end of branches, before twisting up to end 
 Here i used base is flat rectangle plastic one, recently we bought a toy (Honda bike) for my son. This is a stand for bike. 

  I filled with small piece of tissue papers, Prima modeling paste and Prima white sand
 After all this, gluing more metal leafs, meal frames (for holding photos), resin small flowers....and i did touch with Prima white sand on whole tree branches. After drying all i used Prima black gesso, White gesso, some shade lindy's sprays(moon shadow mist gold, yellow shade). Viva inka gold and Pima iridescent gold mica powder for the finishing touch .....For coloring flowers and leafs i used Prima mica powders(purple and teal). 

Here is some close ups  

I hope you have enjoyed this creation.
Thank you for peeking in

8 comments: Leave Your Comments

  1. Very creative! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit!

  2. Wow. This is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at LESSology. Appreciate if you could mention what your upcycled items are.

  3. What a fabulous idea & of course, beautifully executed...thanks for sharing with us at LESSology:):)

  4. Amazing, love that intricate detailing you did :) And that base with roots is soooo creative :)

  5. Another stunning project Suzna...beautifully created as always.
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  6. Wow! You are the queen! Love the tree.....another really cool project!

  7. Your family tree is totally amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.