Thursday, December 15, 2016

Some Reindeer Art

Good Day My Friends!
I am back today to share with y'all some of the stuff that I've been working on for Christmas. It is hard to believe that it is less than 2 weeks away now. Geez! can we please slow time down...it is going way too fast! I really like the woodland/rustic style and wanted to try my hand at some reindeer art. I googled deer/stag print ables and found one that would work for a smaller scale project. I did not want to do anything large since it is my first time trying this. I used a small piece of board approximately 8" x 10" sprayed with some chalkboard paint and added hooks to the back so it can be displayed on the wall or I might put it on an easel. I traced around the template with a pencil and pressing down so it could be easily seen against the black chalkboard.


Then using a chalk marker I traced over the pencil line. This will be permanent unless it is sprayed again with chalkboard paint to do another design. I could use regular chalk but I don't get the nice even lines like with a chalk marker, plus this is small and will probably be used again next year. Mine is then filled in with diagonal lines. Maybe filling it in with polka dots would be a fun look too! I gave him a scarf from some leftover ribbon to give a little 3D effect.


 Some twine run through the hooks and it's a wall hanging or just remove the twine and sit it on an easel.


I have an old 8 x 10 frame and decided to use the same template to make a wall hanging for the kitchen. There was still some leftover fabric from the kitchen curtains I made back in the fall.


That fabric will be the background in the frame.


At this point is where things got real messy and I did not take pictures because my hands were coated in spray adhesive...Yuck! I took the backing off a panel from one of the old kitchen curtains and traced the deer template, cut it out, then used the spray adhesive. Getting it placed correctly before the glue dried was a real challenge! It turned out okay but not nearly as neat and clean looking as I would have liked, but you never learn if you don't try.


With a little more practice I would like to do something like this on a bigger scale.


Happy Thursday and hope to see you all again soon :)
Karen

18 comments:

  1. Karen, I love both of the pieces you made. So very nice tying in the curtain fabric. I really like that idea. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie! Yes, it was nice to have some leftover fabric to make it a kitchen wall hanging ☺

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  2. I'm in love with the deer! Girl...you better be glad I can't reach through this computer and snatch him up! LOL! I am so wanting to try this. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. OMGoodness Cindy! You are hilarious! I would love to spend an afternoon crafting with you....if I could stop laughing long enough 😄

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  3. That is a really cute deer, Karen. Very sweet and I like him on the red checked fabric. Very cute...and so is the chalkboard one. Hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend- xDiana

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  4. Love the reindeer art and love the curtains too!! So pretty!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by to visit and for your kind words!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  5. You are an incredibly talented woman, without a doubt, Karen!!

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  6. This project is right up my alley Karen! I love plaid, and of course with our log cabin moose fit right in :). Hold on, I'll send you my address lol.

    xxx

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    1. It would be perfect for your cabin! Have a great Sunday Doreen :)

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  7. Karen, I love your reindeer art. I especially like the way you filled in the chalkboard wall hanging. Love your curtains too. Buffalo check is so beautiful and classic.

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    1. Thank you so much Brandi, it's nice to see you again :)

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  8. Your reindeer art is cute, Karen. My favorite is the first one, although I do like the other one, too. Your curtains are charming. Hope you're having a nice weekend. xo

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  9. A very simple project, but it is looking so awesome...

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