Sunday, July 29, 2012

Inspired

Last week I had so much fun participating in  Christmas In July with the Cowgirl Up gals! They are all so very creative and talented and I thank them for including me. It not only allowed me to meet some wonderful new bloggy pals but it also allowed me time to work on something else coming up that I am very excited about but anxious about at the same time. It will probably be a few more weeks till I have it all ready but stay tuned to find out what I am up to!;)

In between working on my secret project I had a chance to do a little mini project. Have you seen Courtney's Farmhouse Sheep Artwork over at French Country Cottage? I loved it from the minute I saw it and I wanted to purchase one but at this time my funds are tied up in my secret project so I thought to myself "why not make my own?" so the boys and I headed off to HobLob.
I used an 8x10 canvas, ModPodge, and a sheep graphic I purchased off of Etsy though you can find some fabulous graphics over at The Graphic Fairy for free.
I painted the canvas lightly in Old White.
After I applied the graphic onto the canvas with the ModPodge I used my Craqueleur I already had on hand and applied it just over the sheep graphic. This was a two step process.
Because I am impatient I busted out my trusty dryer to help the cracks along.
Next up I coated the entire canvas with clear wax. My favorite is CeCe Caldwells.
Then I applied dark wax over the entire canvas. My favorite for that is Fiddes & Sons.
This is what it will look like but don't panic.  
All you need to do is go back over the canvas with some more clear wax and lighten up the dark wax. 
In the end you will have a piece of rustic Farmhouse Sheep Artwork all your own for a fraction of the cost! 
Here is a sneak peek at something else I finished up over the weekend!

Thanx for stopping by and I hope all is well!:)
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27 comments:

  1. Very nice copy cat, Pamela! And a great do-it-yourself way to save money!

    Have a great week!

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  2. Thanks for that great tute! Love the finished product...

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  3. love the sheep Pamela, Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Wow! Love this idea :) very nice vignette too!

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  5. Pamela, Great tutorial! Wonderful picture. I have sheep in my laundry room... I would love to make one too. Your sheep pictures looks like an old french treasure!
    Your project would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party! It is live every Wednesday evening at 8:00. Come on over and join in! I hope you add TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS to your party list!

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  6. ooohhh, I like that crackled look! great job!

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  7. What a beautiful art you made Pamela, very nice, I love it.

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  8. I got lots of inspiration from the Christmas linky, too, Pamela! Yours being one ~ I'd love to try those frames. Great mini project. I'm so curious now about your big project! Love what I can see of that cabinet; I look forward to seeing the whole reveal.

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  9. Pamela your cow canvas looks great and your little peek looks FABULOUS!! Can't wait for the reveal!

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  10. I saw Courtney's and you did a frugal knock-off! Great job!

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  11. Great project Pamela!!...Amazing how Christmas is starting to creep up on us!...Loved the sneak peek!

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  12. Beautiful! You did an amazing job antiquing it. Great copy.

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  13. Love this project and it came out so great! The holidays are creeping up but I love it, I love that whole time of year from fall right through.

    Cynthia

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  14. Hi Pamela! Oh, this is a great little project and what a great job you've done. I love the sheep graphic you've chosen. I think I could actually do this!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. I collect sheep I love sheep I am so doing this thanks so much for posting the directions Pamela Have a good week

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  16. Love it! It turned out great! That sneak peek looks pretty too!

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  17. I have one question - would you make me one? I love this so, and even though you gave a great tutorial, I'd be too nervous to try. You must be ecstatic, and I would have to look at it every day! I also love the dresser? can't wait to see all of her. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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  18. So, it looks like I must try this Mod Podge thing...because I have a list of project that include Mod Podge! the sheep canas looks great! good job!

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  19. Great job on your sheep canvas, and we so enjoying partying all week with you!!

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  20. I have lusted over that sheep for a couple of weeks. thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration! Came over from Nifty Thrifty.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  21. Hi - I found you via Courtney's French Country Cottage - Love your version - Great job! Question about the modge podge - when I have used MP on canvas in the past, the image I am adhering to canvas always wrinkles and bubbles. I try to smooth it out but I am afraid it will damage the image. Any suggestions as how to not have this happen? Thanks so much
    spiphieob@gmail.com

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  22. Linking up with Courtney's French Cottage! Your vignette is adorable. I was so surprised you made the sheep canvas. Your tutorial is great. I had no plans or space for something like this but knowing myself I'll be picking up all those products you listed nonetheless, because you never know!

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