I love sheep.
I know this is like the twentieth time I have featured a sheep project, but I love sheep.
I don't know if I cannot get enough sheep or enough sleep.
BUT I love sheep!
I used the same image as on Baa, Baa Bench .
Gosh, the least I could have done was alter the image a little so you would get a different perspective of these wonderful sheep courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.
But no, I used the same image!
It is reversed for printing on transfer paper.
To make this worse, I used the same method of transferring the sheep image to osnaburg cloth.
The only difference was in size.
Two 5 X 7 images.
Two 8 X 10 images.
You will be pleased to note no bench was involved, just four canvases.
For the 5 X 7 images ironed on the pieces of slightly larger osnaburg cloth, I used 8 X 10 canvases.
I used Folk Art craft paint in Barnwood. I soaked my chip brush in water to create a striated pattern to resemble - what else - barnwood!
For the 8 X 10 images I used 16 X 20 canvases because I cut the cloth into larger pieces. Actually you know from previous posts, I never cut. I always tear - loved that frayed look.
Make sure you plan this out to fit a pre-primed stretched canvas.
I mixed walnut ink stain crystals in some hot water in a spray bottle. I loaded another spray bottle with alcohol. (Keep your bottles labeled - you don't use all of it in one application and it does save.)
It ain't pretty, but it is distressed!
Here are the Ma and Pa canvases.
The Baby Baa's received the same treatment.
I sprayed the walnut ink stain and then the alcohol.
I wadded up several paper towels and gently blotted off the excess after a few minutes.
See right side of pic on the left? That is the look you want.
Mod Podge - always go to the Mod Podge. However, if you decide on a heavier weight cloth, you will need a gel medium found on the art supply aisle.
Glop it on the canvas, lay the image down and straighten, and glop more on top. Sit in the sun to dry.
Gee, these canvases look huge next to the Baby Baa's!
Tags and French seam binding ribbon - always go one step further than you thought you might.
Plus everything looks better with a tag (the sheep image from The Graphics Fairy without alteration printed nine to a page on dark brown cover paper.)
I tied the ribbon on the right side and attached the tag.
Yes, I would leave the tag on it to hang.
Yes, I think they do look better on a small easel.
Yes, I do love sheep.
We all went outside for a family portrait in the front yard. Ma Baa, Pa Baa, and the two Baby Baa's sat in the ensuing dusk patiently while I attempted to get a decent photograph of the sheep family. They looked longingly at the
JUST REALIZED THIS IS MY 100TH POST! THANKS TO ALL THE READERS!