DIY Deer Art / $100 Room Challenge / Week 3

Here we are already week 3 of this awesome challenge. I entered this challenge really at the last minute, so for me, it hasn’t been really the third week! See my first-week post here.

Last week, I was trying to plan my room since I’m away from home for Springbreak. See the entire post here. I talked about hanging some artwork on the right side of the bath.

 

I saw these nice deer artworks at a store in my town:

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But at 125$ (93$ USD) for both of them, it was way out of my budget!!!!!

But good news, I found a way to make them both for waaaaaay cheaper!

Here’s what my version looks like:

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Amazing isn’t it? The thing I like the most is that you can really feel the texture on the canvas. It’s not just printed images.

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What you need

  • 2 – 12″x12″ blank canvas (or whatever size you like. Take the cheapest canvas you can find)
  • Wall scrapper
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Burlap-like or linen-like fabric (mine is cotton but looks like linen)
  • White and black acrylic paint
  • All-purpose Drywall compound  – I had a container lying around for a while. It was full of dried lumps and my husband was on his way to throw it away. You don’t want lumps on your walls, but your sure do on your art 😉

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Step-by-Step Tutorial

So first, you need to print deer silhouettes and you’re in luck, I have these free templates just for you, just need to sign in to have access to them and a lot more freebies!

Cut the linen fabric to the size of the deer.

 With Mod Podge, glue the fabric to the canvas.

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Then, start applying the drywall compound while holding down the deer silhouette.

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Be sure to cover all the surface. Don’t mind the lumps and the unevenness of it all. In fact, you should encourage it!

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Are you as impatient as I am to take off the deer silhouette? Then go! Let’s do it!

That’s by far my favorite part! And I’m pretty happy about it! I think I might even use the leftover silhouette for another DIY!

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Now you have to pay it dry for at least 24 hours if not more depending on the thickness you applied and the temperature in your house.

In my case, I had a surprise waiting for me:

Yep, you can see exactly where the fabric ended. So, my advice to you: cut the fabric almost the same size as the canvas.

But if you have the same problem that I had, just apply another layer of the drywall compound as shown below.

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And then, take a deep breath and wait another 24 hours… ugh

The final step

Take the acrylic paint you already have and mix to find a shade of gray you like. Don’t mix too much, the variation in the tint of the gray throughout the canvas makes it look even better.

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Are you lazy like me and have trouble washing your paint after you’re done?  I still had brownish paint from my DIY burlap box on there!! 

So go ahead and paint. Don’t try to get everything gray. Again, you want to leave texture.

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Sometimes, I even went back with a damped cloth to remove some excess paint.

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That’s about it. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate, I’ll be happy to answer.

I can’t wait to show you what it looks like on the wall of the bathroom. That will have to wait for the reveal! 😉

I already had everything I used, except for the fabric. So, for the $100 Room Challenge, the fabric cost me around 5 $ (CAD). So I still have plenty to go on for the next week.

Have to get to work! Still, plenty to do!

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And if you like it, don’t forget to Pin it!

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Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

See where I’m linking up HERE!

Now, let’s see what my blogger friends have been up to for this week’s challenge:

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