Thursday, May 14, 2009

DIY Bear Rug

Myself and the wee one, Elizabeth Graeber, beneath the watchful eye of momma Jenn, made our very own BEAR RUG. We've only been talking about this for like MONTHS. It might be slightly offensive to those EPA and Greenpeace people to design a rug made from the skin of the endangered Polar Bear, but you know what? It's not a real Polar Bear, so back off.

All you need is a large piece of white canvass or fabric (something heavy, like denim), a pencil, gesso, assorted acrylic paints (black, white, blue and yellow), brushes, and varnish.

First apply a thick, even coat of the gesso directly on the fabric. After letting that dry (you can use a hairdryer if you don't feel like waiting), loosely sketch the outline of your bear and some details for the face. Apply the paint to give your bear life! Let dry for a bit, then apply the varnish (either outside or near an open window). The next day, cut around the edges are you are DONE. If you have time, i would do some sort of edging so it doesn't fray. So easy, dudes.

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