The very first project that I worked on in my new craft space was our thumbprint oak tree for our wedding. I have always wanted to draw one of these for our wedding (I LOVE trees- especially oak trees). It was really nice working at my new craft table because I could fit my large 19×25″ paper on it without anything hanging off! I also had all of my supplies right there which is quite handy.
Drawing trees is one of my favorite things to do, so this was a lot of fun. I used pencil on acid free Pale Yellow Canson art paper to begin with. After I had my basic sketch of the tree, I moved on to the lettering at the bottom. I measured out the space that I wanted our names in the the space for the date below that. I then looked up Times New Roman font online and drew our names and date using the image search as a guide. After the tree, our names, and the date looked perfect, I used sepia colored Micron pens to trace over the lines. To finish it up I waited a bit for the ink to dry, then I used a large white eraser to erase any pencil lines from under the pen.
I am so excited about the oak tree! When our guests come into the reception area they can write a few words of wisdom in our vintage guest book and give their thumbprint on our oak tree!