One of my sons is obsessed with puppies! He has always loved them and I was in the mood for a new project so I decided to make him a custom piece for his room.
I started with 4 pieces of cheap pine which I put 2 coats of black stain on. I wasn't sure what I was going for but I knew the black stain wasn't enough so I pulled out the acrylic paints.
I put off white, blue and brown on a paper plate with a bit of water. Using a paper towel, I began rubbing the wet paint right on to the stained wood. I used one color at a time. I kept adding more and more paint and it became weathered looking. I wiped it on and smeared it off with the paper towel. I made sure to stay going with the grain of the wood.
I added a few spatters as well.
This is what I ended up with but I knew it needed something more. That's when I decided to give it a sanding all over, being careful to get the edges really well. It gave it a much more weathered look! I don't have a close up of that part unfortunately.
My husband used one inch pine strips on the back to attach the pieces.
I drew a puppy on and painted it black. My son wanted it outlined in yellow and I think that really made it come to life.
And there you have it. A one of a kind custom piece of art for your home. Think about all of the possibilities. You can put ANY animal your kiddo loves, add quotes, or Mod Podge a large photo right on top! I hope you have a blast creating your own! Happy crafting!