Yarn Wrapped Branches

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YARN WRAPPED BRANCHES WITH ART EMBOSS LEAVES

I am having fun with the roll of varigated yarn I got in Michael’s craft store discount bin!  I have never tried yarn wrapping in all my crafting years and since my first project with the necklaces turned out I wanted to try some more ideas.

 

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Trio of Yarn Wrapped Necklaces

I haven’t even made a dent in the skein of yarn so I have been looking on pinterest for some inspiration.  I have seen lots of examples of yarn wrapped twigs and branches but was inspired to put my twist on the yarn wrapped branches by adding some ArtEmboss copper leaves.

 

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I picked up the branches when I had to step over them on my walk!  The branches were still limber and I think that would be a caution when choosing your branches because an old branch is going to be brittle…so it could snap off in the middle of your hard work.

Wrapping the branch is child’s play!  I put a dab of hot glue every once in a while but the yarn basically stays where you put it.

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ArtEmboss is a fabulous art material I use constantly. (I get mine at Dick Blick)   Its consistancy is like thick alumium foil and it was a snap to cut out leaf shapes, emboss leaf veins. I antiqued the leaves with some black marker and dropped some acetone on the surface to make the black marker spread into the grooves.

 

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The whole project took about two hours for a fabulous fall arrangement for my living room!  Isn’t it fun to use FREE craft materials like branches on the ground?

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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