This colorful dog art was a quick makeover done on a Sunday afternoon. You know, when you want to create something, but don’t have time and/or energy, but still want to create.
I had purchased this brownish black wall art for it’s style and size. I really liked the cute little dog cut out but not the colors in it. I knew that was easily be taken care of. This piece was like a picture frame, with a cheap printed cardboard insert behind this dog cut out.
Following are the steps I took to give this piece a new life;
- Took out the back printed cardboard piece.
- Cut a new 1/4 inch MDF board to the same size as the cardboard.
- Primed and painted new MDF piece and the front piece, white in semi-gloss sheen.
- Let the paint dry thoroughly.
- Diluted few acrylic colors with water in small bowls to the consistency of heavy cream.
- Then it was the most fun and satisfying part of splashing those diluted acrylic colors with some old worn out brush or sometime even with my fingers on the 1/4 inch MDF insert.
- Let it dry for 4-6 hours. Acrylic paints dry pretty quickly, but it is a good idea to let it cure for sometime, before applying varnish.
- Then I just used spray varnish on both the pieces in semi gloss sheen.
- While the varnish was still wet, I sprinkled some big gold glitter flakes on the insert.
- Now it was left to put it together when dry and cured (Next day)
Can you see the gold glitter in this close up picture?
I called him Splashy. Splashy’s eye and ear seem like they were painted intentionally, but that was not the case. The paint splashes did that job for me.:)