Monday, April 16, 2012

DIY Burlap Farm Art

***Before I begin, don't forget that the "Cowgirl Up!" linky party starts right here, Monday nights at 8:30 central time! Link up once...show up on 4 blogs.***

I am sharing this at Laurie Anna's "Farmhouse Friday" party♥


A few weeks ago I ordered 2 little burlap "canvases" online. They were about 6 dollars each, or maybe it was 6 for both. I can't recall, but they were pretty cheap. This morning I thought I'd experiment with them. This project it so quick and easy! And how can you beat artwork for under $10?






I did the cow and font freehand. I'm very impatient. I'm sure you could use a stencil or print out a silhouette to trace if you wanted. I should have drawn it out with chalk first. That way I could have brushed off any mistakes first. I used brownish oil paint with liquin mixed in to thin it out. I'd imagine any paint...or even markers, might work too. 










 I ran a piece of cream colored satin ribbon through the back like this to create a hanger...







And that is all there is to it! 





♥Linsey







25 comments:

Ashley said...

Ah, I think this is really cute. I'm just starting to warm up to the whole burlap thing, and this has be leaning towards the "love it" direction!

Mindie Hilton said...

Very pretty!

The Decorating Diaries said...

Super cute. You are very talented to do that free hand.

Janet

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Really cute burlap canvas cow. I'm really impressed that you free handed it!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Very cute. I'm just picturing myself freehand painting with OIL paints. I'm afraid I would end up with an aardvark. :@

Princess Kate said...

This is really cute. Not sure what I would end up with if I tried to paint with oils either. Probably a pregnant aardvark. I might try it tho as a subway art thingy. Thanks for sharing.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Linsey,

You are so danged clever, girl.

And that is FREEHAND? Holy smokes I could never EVER do that.

I love that cow art. Now if you do it for a bird silouette you may have to just sell it to me.....lol!

Have a wonderful week. Hugs.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so cute and I'd love to try it. Where did you find the burlap canvases? Wonderful job, especially the font! :)

XO,
Janie

chateau chic said...

So cute! And yes, an artist like you can paint freehand and it looks great.
Mary Alice

Anne said...

Love this piece of artwork.Looks perfect on your cabinet.
Anne

Samm Spangler said...

Couple Things:
1. I can NOT believe you did that cow freehand... you have a future in farm animal drawings, my friend.
2. Where oh WHERE did you find burlap canvases online?
3. I came over from Knick of Time... your post had me at "Burlap"

Samm
www.LittleHouseintheBigD.com

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I have no talent in the freehand dept!
It turned out really cute. :)
Are your paintings in your shop?

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks great--now I want to try something like that!

Taylor-Ann said...

This is to stinking cute. What a great job. I would love it if you showed it off at my new linky party @ Kampenlane.com.

I can't wait to see what else you create.

~Taylor

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love the rustic, farmhouse look of this project. Very impressive freehand! I would have had to trash mine if I tried freehand.

sharon @ mrs. hines class

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Oh yeah, it's just that simple, just draw a cow freehand, ha, ha!! I do want to start drawing again, and hope I have some time this summer.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh my gosh Linsey that is super cute!! LOVE IT!

Miss Gracie's House said...

WAY cute!
Rene'

Cameron Meerdink said...

Freehand?? Seriously - that is so amazing - you are really an artiste - vs. a crafter (not that there's anything wrong with us crafters...). I love it - and the font, too.

Pamela said...

That looks great Linsey! You are so talented. I would have to have a stencil or something of the sort. Really love this though!:)

Amy Kinser said...

You did a great job! Love your cow and love the burlap canvas. So nice visiting with you.

Gail said...

How cute and it looks great hanging from your cabinet! Enjoy your weekend, Gail

michele said...

simply lovely!

hope you'll visit and follow soon!

smiles to you.

michele

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Now if I could draw a cow like yours I would do it freehand too. Absolutely charming and so is your blog. I am so happy to find it and The CowGirl Up party. I am a follower now and will be joining the party tonight. So looking forward to it. xo

Custom Comforts said...

You are a great artist if you did that without a stencil or anything. It looks great!
Cindy

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