Saturday, November 21, 2015

Planked Wood Art - Reindeer Row

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

in winter

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!


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Lory said...

Happy Saturday Ms. Deb, I stumbled upon your blog via Home Talk. I love the deer art and your Merry Christmas sign. Great Job!

Our Hopeful Home said...

Oh my gosh Deb these are fantastic! Rustic and festive! I am taking note of what wood you bought for these(We have Menard's as well!) that knowledge will come in handy throughout the year for making all kinds of signs. We would love for you to link up over at our Vintage Charm Link Party that's going on right now! Hope to see you there! xo Kathleen
Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

LOVE your reindeer art, just beautiful!

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

Very classy!

Our Hopeful Home said...

Thanks for the link-up to Vintage Charm, Deb!

Jessy @ The Life Jolie said...

What an adorable Christmas decor option- I love how simple it looks!

Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey said...

How cute! You did a wonderful job designing Reindeer Row. Thanks for the template. I saw your link at the Vintage Charm party.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I'm your newest follower. You have such a lovely home and so talented with the painted d├ęcor. love everything you do.

Anonymous said...

I love the simplicity of this piece! Thank you for sharing the pattern too... I am actually going to attempt to do something with it :0)
Your work always amazes me! Have a great day Deb!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I feel like I just got my first Christmas present. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

Muchmore Creative said...

Love how it turned out! Great project! Have a great week :)

Unknown said...

That must have taken you forever to cut out all those tiny details!! Your sign is just beautiful so your hard work was worth it!

Deb Hrabik said...

I know, I thought it would take forever too, but it only took an hour to cut out.
ha! plus it gave me the excuse to sit down...yay!
Thanks so much,

Laurel Stephens said...

Incredibly generous of you to share your artwork, Deb. Thank you SO much. It's beautiful!