I started with a 10 1/2" x 8" plain wooden plaque purchased at AC Moore. It is painted with Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint. The rooster is a computer image that I printed and cut out to use as a template. I painted it with acrylic paints and also used a brown marker to outline the beak, eyes and feet. It was sanded lightly to distress it. I added Annie Sloan Dark Wax to it in places to give it an aged look and then applied Annie Sloan Clear Wax over the whole thing.
I hope she likes it. I tend to worry about that when making things for other people. And of course this started out as a whole other thing in my head, lol. I was originally going to try to use a lot of different scraps of designer papers to make it "funky", but it just didn't work out that way. Maybe I will still try that, but for now, I think this one turned out pretty good.
I wish you all a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow. I hope you get to spend time with your families, especially your Moms! I feel so blessed to have the most fabulous Mom in the whole wide world!!! I love you Mom!!
Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!
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