It was his birthday again last week and I only just managed to get a card made for him; how I ever found the time to do a project like this I don't know... then again I was teaching decorative painting from home at the time, and card making hadn't taken root, lol. I do hope you like it; ... it hangs in our al fresco area now, uplight by a lamp that really brings out those eyes
The whole thing is one piece of MDF, a platter I suppose you'd call it. I used a pattern from Folk Art and Decorative Painting magazine and Jo Sonja Acrylic paints.... the "woodgrain" effect on the pseudo frame was done using cling film!!
There are a LOT of tiny strokes (using a tiny liner brush) involved to get the look of the fur, as with all things crafty (in my experience) it looks better in real life!
I thought while I was at it I'd share my painting in Craft Your Passion, Through the Craftroom Door, Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends and Bizzy Becs Anything Goes challenges. I think they're all okay with Non Paper projects, apologies if that's not the case.
I painted another picture about the same time as this one, of a clown, it's the one picture I painted that he has been keen on keeping on display (as well as this one, which was made for him and therefore a "given", lol) I will show that another day soon.
I'll be back in a few days... with a card. Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna