Let's go tracking for forest
animals like the white tailed deer, squirrel and maybe a wolf. Create
a rug using carpet scraps and paint showing various animal prints.
You will need:
- Vinyl flooring
36" x 24" (the pattern doesn't matter, we're using the
- Acrylic paint - Ivory, Light
Brown, Brown, Spice Brown, Yellow, Dark Green and Dark Orange
- Exterior varnish
- Die Cut Machine or scissors
- Dies or patterns - paw prints
- Compressed sponges
- Sea sponge
- Masking tape
- Paint the backside
of the vinyl piece with light ivory paint, let dry. Apply
masking tape 2" from the edges, all the way around
the floorcloth, creating a rectangle in the center.
- Using a sea sponge,
dip into light brown paint and apply around the border.
Dip the same sponge into the brown paint and apply around
the border allowing some of the first color to show through.
- Using the die cut
machine or pattern and scissors, cut out a large bear paw
print from a piece of compressed sponge. Trace bird footprint
on compressed sponge and cut out with scissors. Dip both
sponges into water to expand, then wring out excess water.
- Dip bear paw print
into spice brown paint and apply to floor cloth. Dip bird
foot print into yellow paint and apply to floor cloth.
- Using round brush
and dark green paint, paint zig zag lines around the border.
Add orange dots around footprints.
- Dip toothbrush into
brown paint, and spatter floorcloth. Let all paint dry.
Using a large brush, apply 3 coats of varnish, allowing
each coat to dry between applications.
Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint, Ceramcoat® Exterior/Interior
Varnish; Eagle® Paintbrushes; Ellison® The Original
Ellison® LetterMachine, Decorative and Instructional
Dies; Fiskars® Scissors; Darice® Compressed Sponges,