I have some new winter art
to share with you all today!
A silhouette row of deer in gray and white
is something you can put on your wall
or really anytime.
The boards I used are "saw tex" fence pickets
that I bought at Menards.
They are not as heavy as the cedar fence boards.
They are approximately 3.5" wide, 3/8" thick, and 6' long
and are about $1.00 each.
I cut 4 boards 52" long,
connected them with 4 boards on back,
making the entire piece about 14.5" x 52".
I designed my layout in photoshop,
creating and combining different deer shapes
until I got the look I wanted.
After printing my design,
I used packaging tape to cover the front and back,
making a sturdy paper that I could cut my stencil from.
Hard part done.
Now I give the boards a wash of brown.
Let it dry.
Paint with a mix of neutral gray and white.
Using the stencil as a guide, fill in with paint.
Here is the pattern for your personal use:
I also painted one in a darker gray
and then brushed provincial stain over the top.
Tucked in behind,
you can see the large
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" sign.
I posted about that sign here.
I made a few changes to it this year.
Bright and Happy Signs!
So, you can see I'm having fun
working on some new Christmas and Winter art.
I will have some things at our local craft fair in December.
If you live around Syracuse, Nebraska,
that will be
Saturday, Dec. 5th 2015
First Bank Basement
I will post some other new things soon.
Have a great Thanksgiving Week!