Paper tree with Marabu Alcohol Ink

Fir trees as far as the eye can see: at Christmas time, we can’t get enough of the green conifers. A fir tree also looks great as a decoration on our table or as a pendant.

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IT’S EASY WHEN YOU KNOW HOW!

  • If the Alcohol Ink Metallic bottle has already been used and opened, it is best to place your finger (with a glove) on the open tip of the bottle and shake vigorously. After that, the pigments are well distributed and you can start!

How it is done:

  • First cover the work surface and clothing. We recommend wearing disposable gloves and a protective mask and opening a window.
  • Shake the Marabu Alcohol Ink Metallic shades well until the pigments are well distributed.
  • Now open the Alcohol Ink bottles. To do this, pull the cap upwards and pierce the top of the bottle with a pin.
  • Design the synthetic paper with Marabu Alcohol Ink. To do this, drip the Alcohol Ink colour onto the synthetic paper. Then drip Alcohol Ink Extender over it. The ink will liquefy and the flow will be increased. Tilt the paper in different directions to let the ink flow. If necessary, drip on more Alcohol Ink Extender or Alcohol Ink colour. Then allow the ink to dry thoroughly.
  • After drying, cut circles of different sizes from the paper. First fold the circles once in the middle.
  • Then fold the resulting semicircle in half again.
  • Now fold the resulting shape in half again.
  • In the next step, unfold the circle again so that the side without colour is facing up.
  • Then fold the individual eighths in the middle so that a three-dimensional cone-like shape results.
  • Fold three cones of different sizes in this way.
  • Finally, simply put the 3 cones on top of each other so that they form a tree. With a needle and thread, you can also add a hanger to use the little trees as decorations for the Christmas tree.

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