Hello everyone! I hope this finds you well and that your weekend is off to a great start! It’s the first weekend of December and our house has been sprinkled with magical Christmas dust…
Today’s post is not about anything in particular, but to showcase a super easy woodland vignette, well sorta…
My sweet MIL bought this little deer for Bella at an antique sale this summer and Bella wanted him in the picture…. he’s cute huh?
As you may recall from this post, I purchased some green DS trees, spray painted them white and dusted them with sugar. I had originally placed them in jars but for this purpose I decided to take them out because I have something to show you….
Look again at this untouched picture….do you notice anything wrong with the slice of wood?
Yup, it’s made out of Styrofoam. A while back I received a little package from DecoArt, and one of the products I received was Magikote; It is an amazing product that when applied onto Styrofoam it forms a layer on the Styrofoam that helps the painting process. The consistency reminds me a little of plaster, which has me thinking of many other things I can do with it, but that’s for another post. Anyhoo, I had requested this particular product because I was intending to sculpt some Panda bears (read about it here) so I had Styrofoam and Magikote left to play with and what else is a girl supposed to do with Styrofoam other than to make a faux slice of wood?
I am in the process (well not really in the process, the thought is there but the time is lacking) of making much larger ones and hollow out the centre so you could potentially use it as a planter. I think it would make a great addition to a woodland Christmas vignette using real greens, what do you think?
Well my sweet friends, here’s to show you that even though a cliche, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover or in this case, a slice of wood by its bark….
Have a beautiful and creative weekend!
ps. I am not sure why I feel inclined to write this but here it goes….please know this is not a sponsored post and I am not being paid to promote the product.
Seriously? You made that slice of wood? Unbelievable, seriously good. I could never pull something off like that, you are one talented lady. Love them!
So beautiful. Recently found your blog and am now a follower.
Never in a million years ~ would I have guessed that you made that from styrofoam…. No way!
I happen to like the Christmas trees in the jars, but I’m sure I’ll love your finished woodland scene when you get it finished.
Thank you so much for showing what you’re up to. You seriously are an inspiration and I admire your creativity and wonderful ideas that you come up with.
Daneilia @ Anchors Away says
It’s amazing how far products have come and how they can deceive the eye. But your foam wood looks great as does everything you do.
Anna @ Blissful Whimsy says
wow that is so cool! and you did such a beautiful job making it look so real :o)
Two Shades of Pink says
I kept looking and looking trying to figure out what I was missing…I am BLOWN AWAY! THAT IS STYROFOAM???????? Unbelievable. Well you did it so I do believe but still!
Zondra Art says
It looks beautiful and you did a great job! Well done!
Have a great Sunday!:)
You are incredible. I’m always amazed at what you can create. Genius. And I love the fawn. She’s sweet.
I had no idea it wasn’t wood! Amazing!
Gosh, this is very interesting. Any chance of you posting a tutorial so us less talented gals can try and duplicate the slice?
@Denise, I agree. I would love to see a tutorial! That is amazing!
Wow! I couldn’t figure out that it was Styrofoam! Cute, cute, cute!
How did you make the bark? I thought perhaps it was a cake and you used frosting, but Styrofoam???? please do tell how you did this magical trick.
OMGOSH…See what I’ve been missing while I was away taking care of new baby, 2 year old and a recovering C-Sectioned Mom? Seriously!!! YOU made a tree trunk slice! Unbelievable…you are just unbelievable..and I saw you wreath, too. Honestly, I wish I could bottle your ingenuity up and sell it…(I’d share the profits, of course). Hope you had a wonderful Sunday- I am too tired to think…..xo Diana
Lucy — you never cease to amaze me!
I love the trees and the faux styrofoam wood. It had me fooled. I would have never guessed it.
I am LOVD says
You fooled me! Only you, Lu, only you!
Melanie @ Whimsical Creations says
What an awesome idea!!
WOW! You fooled me! That is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G….Love it! I just now found your blog and I am so glad I did.