For the guest bedroom I wanted to create something simple to put on the wall… I found this image on Pinterest which I used as a base for my idea (click on image for the source)….
Stef said that he wanted me to do the silhouette of a Kudu (a woodland antelope found in eastern and southern Africa…)(….and a favourite for hunting!)
So I searched online for a silhouette of a kudu…
I found this (click on image for source)(found on google images):
And so I set off…
The method is pretty simple and clear from the sequence of images I posted… I used the same white-washed planks for my backdrop… and I used a normal wood stain for my shades… I printed off the image the size that I wanted and started drawing the outline and staining from there. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment!
I just love how the stain blended and created a clear picture!! Super proud of this piece!! We hung it a bit higher on the wall so that it feels as if the Kudu is looking straight at you!! Not quite finished with that corner of the room, but it is getting there!! What do you think??
I really love the texture and raw feel of the wood!! And with the earthy stain… I am really glad that I didn’t just go and paint a black silhouette!!