So if you aren't familiar with Monday Made It, you should visit Tara at 4th Grade Frolics. I've browsed other's Monday Made It projects for a couple of years, but this is my first tine to actually participate.
So a couple years ago burlap door hangings were the "rage."(They are still popular) I pinned a couple of similar projects then but never made anything. Well since I'm moving to another school/grade I thought now was as good a time as ever.
I started by finding an owl image on my Gypsy and cut out the layers of the owl with my Cricut. I found this owl on Noah's ABC's cartridge. I then used the layers to create my template and I traced the layers with a sharpie onto the burlap. I cut out two body layers-one for the front and one for the back.
Then came the paint! I started by painting the entire front piece with brown paint that matched the color of the burlap. I let this layer dry overnight, but the acrylic paint dries fairly quickly. I found that it was easier to add other paint layers on top of a painted surface. The burlap absorbs a ton of paint on the initial layer. It was easier to paint the base brown so that when I added the lighter colors on top, it didn't take as much paint.
I also used various cricut and svg files to create the chevron backdrop and the name. I cut these out of plain paper and sprayed adhesive on them. I let them "dry" so that they were tacky and had a temporary bond when using them as stencils.
When all the paint layers were dry, I used a fine paintbrush and black paint to draw the outline lines. I also used a white paint pen to add the "highlight details." I added the wire, bow, and a bunch of spray glitter!
If you have any questions, please let me know. I'm entered into the #cricut #imadeit contest with this also! Thanks for looking!!!