Here’s the first finished piece of my “Me & You” heart tree. Got to up my glue game on the hearts. Too many shiny edges showing. But overall I dig it a lot. Gonna build the next version using wood from Ocooch Hardwoods to make it less expensive to make. I like the addition of the fallen heart leaves on the ground. Gives it more dimension and interest. Only glue used is to attach the hearts. The rest is pressure fit.
Size: ~8" tall + 12" wide
Materials: Proofgrade Thick Maple, Thick Walnut, Thick Clear Acrylic, and Medium Red Acrylic
Original tree started with a stock image I bought and edited it for details like branch thickness, added the heart the tree is growing out of at the bottom, created some new layers, combined others, etc.