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How to Make a Tree of Life with Textile Fabric Hardener

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What you will learn:


Class 1:

  • Intro and project overview
  • Driftwood base
  • Armature

Class 2:

  • Reinforcing the armature
  • Making leaves

Class 3:

  • Making branches
  • Attaching armature to base
  • Making tree roots

Class 4:

  • Making the figurines
  • Making the branches
  • Making the leaves

Class 5: 

  • Attaching branches
  • Attaching leaves

Class 6:

  • Putting bamboo sheets on
  • Attaching leaves to driftwood
  • Changing the color of the piece
  • Finishing touches


  • BONUS CLASS: How to attach the tree to a canvas
How to Make a Tree of Life with Textile Fabric Hardener!
How to Make a Tree of Life with Textile Fabric Hardener!

About the course

In this course you will learn:

  • How to make a free standing tree about 60cm (24”) tall
  • How to make a man and woman as the trunk of the tree
  • How to use Paverpol and Paverplast.
  • How to use relief decoration for texture
  • How to make leaves and branches

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Curious Mondo: Tree of Life with Textile Fabric Hardener

Time table:
6 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Artists, anyone who loves fiber and sculpting or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
Learn how to make a tree of life sculpture with fabric


Brenda Topley Curious Mondo Instructor

About the instructor

Brenda Topley

Brenda has been doing crafts with her mom since she was little. Then in 1995 Brenda wanted to go further and turn it into art by taking short college courses with ceramics, 2D art and as many other courses she could find, and then went on to the art colleges by attending ACAD in Calgary and Red Deer College. In 2005 Brenda was introduced to a sculptural fabric hardener from Holland called Paverpol. In 2006, she took her certification training and has now earned her MPPT from the company. She started her company in 2006 near Blackfalds, Alberta.

Brenda became a full time artist/distributor/teacher in paverpol sculpture for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. She's held about 4 art retreats every summer from 2010 – 2016 and then moved to British Columbia.

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