I feel a little stretched in many areas, as I know here in Oregon the rainy season fast approaches. And we are scrambling to get it all done...
As you all remember, I drug home my little camper trailer "Jewel", at the beginning of the summer, and have been working on her off and on for the past few months. I just love her! I am to the point now of hanging some art, and had this wild idea that I wanted to add something whimsical to her space. I'm mean after all, it's my playhouse, so anything goes!
I had been looking at these pho- deer head mounts that I keep seeing in all the decorator magazines, and thought, "That's it!" That would be perfect, until I looked at the prices of these statement pieces. Sheesh! Pricey!
I'm a bit of a budget queen, a thrift store goddess, and proud of it! LOL! And thought I could do it myself for alot less, sooooo that's what I did!
I started out with this paper mache deer that I found at the craft store. I thought it would work perfectly!
I then did this! Close your eyes if it's just too much for you!
Marked the right angle, and then I had Steve cut it's head off with the chop saw.. "Sorry" Mr. Deer, "but your going to be better than before", is what I had to keep telling him....
I set up workspace in front of Jewel, on a table in the sun, and started working on my vision.
Next step, tear apart the frame, and get it ready for painting.
I love this aqua color, perfect for the frame. It's the same color I used for the range and fridge and the wheels.
Making progress, just keep going!
The entire process took about 4.5 hrs to cover completely, but wait til you see how great it looks!
Back to dressing up the frame, I washed it with some acrylic burnt umber paint working in small areas, and wiping off excess paint, until I got the aged feel I wanted. Also I cut out my background paper that the head will be mounted on, Mod Podge'd the entire front and back, gluing layers together, and to add stiffness.
Now It's time to mount the head. I removed the glass from the frame so that I can screw directly from the back to secure the head with 2 screws.
I love the aged feel that it has, and love the sheet music! With a little imagination, and a little hard work, you can do anything your heart desires! Finally a few things up, lots more to do, but I love the focal point of this grouping, and it's a great start!
Thanks for sharing this artsy adventure and fun little project with me, I'd love to hear your comments below.
Have a Beautiful Day!!!