The birch tree finally got some leaves last week. I used the method that was on the DVD I was following, which requires you to spread watery Elmer's glue across the steel wool base of the foliage.... then you sprinkle on the "leaves" and knock off the extra. This is what I got:
Rather thing for a full summer tree, don't you think?
So I was sad and thought that I had done something wrong. It just didn't look right. I wallowed for a minute and then emailed Brae. She said the magic words. Spray. Adhesive.
So I used the spray adhesive (the craft kind that Elmer's sells) and redid the process. This was a very messy process, so there are no "during" shots. Sorry!!! Here is the tree in it's finished state:
And the realism check? How do the branches and leaves look from underneath? I think, fabulous!