I forgot to post a photo of the completed tree at Busch Gardens where we celebrated an unveiling. Many of the teachers involved attended and were excited to see the name of their schools listed on the tree's base, along with a little write up about the project. It is so gratifying to hear how much the students enjoyed working with the plastic. Many of the schools are using the techniques for other projects. Below is a tree topper I mailed as a final touch. I was tickled to think of adding clear unpainted bottles for some sparkle. I built it on an old lampshade topped with a light-up acrylic ball. I love using stuff up that I have around the house!
My latest obsession, another adventure in color :alcohol inks! They behave very much like liquid watercolor, but can be applied to all different kinds of surfaces. Here are some ornaments I made along with a ceramic jar I found on clearance at the craft store. I think the colors will be enhanced once I apply the sealant. It's like getting to make my own granite! I wish I could have a counter top in these colors