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Saturday, December 10, 2011

.:{SCC} - Christmas Deer Silhouette:.

Hi!! I am so excited to be here today at Sumo's Sweet Stuff for this fun Spread Christmas Cheer series!!

My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes.

I have been having fun this year making some new things to add to my Christmas decorations!! It's giving me a chance to weed out the not so cute stuff - I'm realizing there was kind of a lot of that. :)

I wanted to create some cute, unique things for my mantel - and I think this fabric art is perfect for that!

Here is my new Canvas Art - this Stylish Christmas Deer Silhouette!

Isn't he handsome? ;)

It's been a while since I played with fabric and Mod Podge - I forgotten how fun and easy it is!

Here's what you'll need to make your own:

1 Canvas art board - mine is 12 x 16

fabrics - three different fabrics for base, deer and bow

Jumbo rick rack for edging

hot glue

Mod Podge

Begin by covering your artboard with your base fabric. Brush on a layer of Mod Podge, then lay your fabric on that and smooth out all the bubbles.

Brush another layer of Mod Podge on top of that.

Wrap the extra fabric around to the back and Mod Podge it down as well.

Cut out a deer silhouette. I used linen for mine.

There are lots of clip art shapes out there - just resize one you like to fit your canvas.

Mod Podge your deer to the canvas just like you did before, with a layer of Mod Podge under the deer, then a layer on top.

Cut out a snazzy little bow to dress him up. Mod Podge it on.

I got the idea for this part from an awesome pendant that April has over at Funky Vintage Lovely.

It's a darling deer sporting a bow tie. I emailed April and asked if I could use the idea for my artwork and she said yes, because she's awesome like that. :)

Hot glue an edging of rick rack to the back side of the canvas, so half the rick rack shows over the edge of the canvas.

That finishes him off!! Pretty quick right?

I'm pretty much in love.

I hope you like him!!

I'd love for you to stop by Flamingo Toes - I have a link party on Sundays and you can check out my other tutorials here!

Thanks so much Sumo for including me in this fabulous series!!


Bev, I totally love this! I love using fabric in non-traditional ways, and I think your deer is fantastic!


  1. Bev - this is so very you. I Love it!!! You have such fantastic taste, fun and bright, with a little bit of whimsy. Love the bow tie :)

  2. So cute Bev! Love the turquoise, red, and burlap together

  3. How stinking cute is he??? I love this, Bev!! The colors are fabulous. I love the bow tie!!


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