Thursday, 20 September 2012

diy faux antlers





to make these first i got some bits of branches and taped them together in the style of an antler. then i covered the branch with air drying clay, i smoothed it out as best as i could, using water to make the clay easier to work with adding the clay a bit at a time.
at the bottom of the antler i used the end of another twig to prick the clay to look like bone.
then i watered down some brown paint and stained them a bit to make them look slightly brown,i didnt want them too brown as the real antlers are have i sprayed white, so i wanted them to look ok together.
for a great authentic paint technique check out lucys tutorial over at craftberry bush hers look so real.

see hers here
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sisters of the wild west

16 comments

  1. This gets an 11 out of 10 for me. 100% recycled, 100% natural, 100% original, 100% hip + 100% easy to make. What is not to love!??
    So, let me invite you to share your creation (and other ideas) at our linky party at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party : Look forward to seeing you there! ~ Rose

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  2. Awesome idea!!! I have to try this! Visiting From My Front Porch To Yours.

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  3. Found and followed you through Hubby Made Me's link party. I just love your blog! Feel free to stop by mine as well :)

    http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com

    Krista

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  4. Oh my goodness!! I can't tell you how much i LOVE this! I would have never thought of this and they look real! I love decorating with all of the real ones we have but this is totally a clever option. LOVE!

    http://southernchiclove.blogspot.com/

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  5. What a great idea! You really could get so creative with this idea!
    Thanks,
    Susie

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  6. Aimee thank you for a great idea! they really do look like antlers!

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  7. Wow!! Amazing! I had to look several times :)
    Thanks so much for linking up.
    <3 Christina

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  8. These turned out great...thank you for sharing. It makes me happy to know that you liked them enough to try it yourself....xo

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  9. Oh, my! How clever! Thank you for sharing! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  10. Believe it or not, I have been on the hunt for some antlers! Never dreamed I could make them myself! Thanks for sharing at at tip toe! I'll have to go find some cool sticks!
    xoxo
    Kim

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  11. wow.... that's some amazing craftsmanship... thanks again for sharing with us gals at tip-toe thru tuesday!

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  12. How cool. I would have never thought of that. Yours look great. Thanks so much for linking upt to tip-toe thru Tuesday. Have a great week.

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  13. Gosh Aimee, you are one very clever girl!

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  14. Pinning this! I have been looking for something exactly like this! Found you on Jennifer Rizzo.

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