Call Me Ang: Deer Silhouette Holiday Canvas

Deer Silhouette Holiday Canvas

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

I'm trying to get the hop on my holiday crafting. I have a list of projects that need to be done, before I dive into decorating our home for Christmas. The first of which, was a deer silhouette canvas painting, to place in our dining room.  I decided to switch up the color scheme. I typically decorate in gold and silver. This year, I plan to incorporate our existing blue and white vases and simply add red. I picked up red berries yesterday from Michaels.

This craft is truly simple and takes one hour - max. The paint dries quickly, so you are able to move onto each step at rapid speed!  If you can trace and got this!

I was inspired by two stag kitchen towels I found in the dollar bin at Target (pictured below). As you can see, I've already placed them in our kitchen. They coordinate with our resident deer...that my husband just loves...not really.  I mean, what's not to love about a metallic deer head...I would equally love a moose. Not sure I could get away with that though...In-fact, I won't be surprised if Rudolph goes missing one day....We will all know who the culprit is!

To complete this craft, you will need the following:

  • Gold Metallic Paint (or a paint pen)
  • Holiday Red Paint
  • Ultra Fine Paint Brush (for outlining)
  • Medium Paint Brush (for filling in)
  • Painter's Tape
  • Gallery Wrapped Canvas 
  • Deer Silhouette Found (HERE compliments of the talented ladies over at
All items can be found at Michaels, or any other craft store. This project should cost you less that $20...even less - if you already own paintbrushes and paint!

Step I

Create your stripes using the painters tape. I eyeballed my lines, if you suffer from OCD, feel free to measure them out. Be sure to flip your frame and lightly press down on the canvas to create a sealed tape line. By pressing on a flat surface from behind, you are ensuring that you do not stretch the canvas.

Step II

Paint your stripes. I carried the paint all the way to the sides, top and bottom. If you prefer,  you may paint the top of the canvas only, that works too! I do feel that carrying your paint around to the sides creates a uniformed and neat appearance.

Step III

Once the paint has dried (I use two coats), remove painters tape. You will have beautiful lines. Grab your Deer Silhouette and place it in the center. I use a small piece of tape on the underside to secure the paper - I don't want it moving while I'm tracing. As a side note, you can increase the size of the silhouette with a home copier, or make it smaller if you prefer. Trace your deer with a pencil.

Step IV

Grab your ultra fine paint brush and trace over the lines!

Step V

With a medium brush, paint the interior of the deer.....Voila!

If you give this craft a go, please be sure to link your results in the comment section. I love to see how you guys put your own spin on this easy painting! I plan on creating other silhouettes in the future! Maybe for the kid's rooms.  Happy crafting!