Elephant Wall Hanging

A little while ago, I received a bunch of wooden Kaisercraft animal cutouts to decorate. My brother and I were in a crafty mood over the weekend, so we allocated animals to different family members to gift.

Since it was our Nan’s birthday that day, we decided to make hers, so we could give it to her when we saw her the next day. And, being the person I am, I took pictures πŸ™‚

We chose the elephant for her, which is in no way a commentary on who she is as a person, but just what J chose. (I had to explain that one to Mum.)  

My brother, J, painting the base coat: 

 

After he was done, I went over all the painting to give it a second coat and to make it look less like a 3 year old did it. I also went around the edges, but that was after this picture was taken. 

  
My brother helped me chose some decorative paper to fill in the ear hole, and I added a string of sticky jewels to finish it all off. I didn’t really like the purple, but I don’t think it turned out too bad as a whole.

  
Choosing the paint was an absolute nightmare. We must have tried five different paints, and none of them worked properly. I really didn’t think the gouache was going to work as it was water based, but once we tried it, I was happily surprised.

We’ve got about another ten or so cut-outs to so I’ll probably make posts for the rest of them too.

~C

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