Looks like a skeleton house doesn't it?
Here is the final stage of the tree bark before it's painted. I've done fake tree bark before. I actually have a tutorial on youtube right here and I remember at that time wondering what it would be like if I had paper towel on hand to use. On my last project I used mulberry paper (a softer recycled paper used for writing on). I tried newspaper first but it wouldn't drape or wrinkle the way I wanted. But had I known how awesomely paper towel would