Happy 4th of July everyone!
I’d like to introduce you to the Americows (America + Cows = AmeriCows).
These two lovely ladies were offered to me by a friend who felt I could give them a second life. Of course I wanted them. Who wouldn’t want wooden cow cutouts?! (You? Ok, I can accept that, but only if you agree to send me any and all cow cutouts you are offered)
*Update: There seems to be confusion about the size of the cows, they are only about 8 inches tall.
They have been kicking around the craft room for a few months a little while. I had originally planned to paint them and hang them outside on the barn somewhere around the barn quilt. I’ll be honest, they lacked vision. They wanted more than just a coat of paint.
They wanted personality.
So when I saw this Patriotic Rooster:
(First I fell in love) then I had my A-HA moment.
First I glued the leg back on the black cow (she had a boo-boo) and pried the hanger off the back of the white cow so the back could be the front. Then they each got one solid coat of paint. The right facing cow is Valspar La Fonda Deep Blue, the left facing cow is apple barrel white acrylic.
I cut a slightly wonky star out with my Slice on paper and used it as a stencil for the stars. The white is more apple barrel acrylic, I more or less dry brushed it.
The stripes are intentionally wavy, I free handed them with a small brush with Valspar Fairmount Penthouse Garnet. For those of you keeping track this is the THIRD project I’ve used these little jars for and I still have more than half left in each jar. I wasn’t paying attention as I worked and ended up with 14 stripes, oh well!
These ladies are destined to live on a shelf I haven’t put up yet. I’ll be curating their environment and getting up new pictures asap!
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you tomorrow for the party!
Summer Blog Challenge:
July 3rd: No big plans for summer travel, possibly a short trip to a water park or two with the family