After my last unintended acrobatic feat, I decided to make him a place mat. Not that it will stop him from spitting out food but hopefully, I'll take more notice and avoid any further mishaps.
So here's my tutorial for Finn's Favorite Place Mat.
29" X 17" piece of canvas
Artists Acrylic gesso
Base coat color(I used an ugly green that I had on hand. But once I added the copper glaze, it kind of looks like copper with a green patina.)
Metallic acrylic paint (Folk Art copper, plum, emerald green black, champagne, taupe)
1 1/2" tall Alphabet stencils (You can purchase them or make your own, like I did, out of ordinary card stock)
pencil for tracing
MinWax Polycrylic sealer
Step 1: Cut out a rectangle of canvas measuring 29" X 17" or the size of your choice, making sure to include a 2" border on all 4 sides.
Step 2: Using gesso, cover the surface of the canvas. Allow the gesso to dry according to the directions between coats. I gave each side 2 coats of gesso.
Step 3: Paint the entire surface, with base coat. Let dry.
Step 8: Paint the outer(larger) circle with emerald green and the inner (smaller) circle with plum. Also trace and paint the bone motif on either sides of the circles.
Once you're through, you'll have a wonderful washable doggy place mat for your furry companion!
This mat should not be immersed in water. Just wipe it clean with a damp cloth.