Altered Decopatch Impala by Aideen Fallon
So I spotted this Impala on cardznscrapz.com and had to buy him for my friend Emily as a present-she loves Nordic goodies and I thought I could alter him up to make him a really nice piece for her wall.
Isn’t he lovely-I was so excited to alter this guy and to hear what Emily thinks!!
So for the first step I painted him white all over with my paint dabber in snow cap. Then using music note tissue paper again from Cardznscrapz I covered just his head and ears using matte multi medium.
At this point I knew I was going to love this guy!
Next up I decided I would like to do something with the antlers or are they horns?? Anyways I applied mod podge all over them and coated them with glitter-I think you can see it in this pic.
Next up I asked my husband who is a carpenter to make me a mount board and again I gave it a coat of snow cap!!
Ok so the board is a little too plain as we need Mr Impala to stand out from the background-so I covered it with paper from this Kaisercraft base coat paper pad-again from CardznScrapz.
Also mounted things like this normally have a metal plaque-so hello Mr Tim Holtz-again I added snow cap to this metal word stick and then wiped it with a baby wipe so the paint was only left in the words to make them stand out.
And then it was just a matter of gluing it all together and I used E6000 (CardznScrapz) to adhere everything down. I also inked up the edges of the mount board with black just to give it more definition against Mr Impala. A Tim Holtz metal clip for a hanger and some ribbon from my stash and there you have him!!!