Saturday, December 27, 2014

Cheetah Print .22

Hello! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! 
I always love the Holidays. I am also always very thankful when they are done so life can get back to normal...if there really is such a thing. 
My daughter Kylah got a .22 for Christmas this year. My husband bought the pink one for her, but we decided to give it a make over. Here's a before picture

I personally LOVE pink, but Kylah's favorite color is green. I wanted to put some kind of design on it for her.(I got the idea of painting the stock from Tam Tam...a lady in The Cricut Design Space Facebook Page) So I sat down and went to Pinterest. I did a search for painted gun stocks. Kylah eventually sat down next to me and was looking at them with me (not knowing what I was really looking for) We came across a purple cheetah print one that she fell instantly in love with. Later I showed my husband and said "I can totally do this!" I was so excited! 

Andrew (my husband) took the gun apart for me and I got right to work.

I found the cheetah print cut file on the Cricut Image Set Boho Graphics Iron on. I cut it out on Oracal 651 vinyl and placed the center of each spot on the stock. (some of the spots are not a complete circle so I used an x-acto knife to complete the circle. I hope that makes sense.) 

The monogram came from Miss Kate Cuttables in a set with the entire alphabet in caps.

Once I had all the vinyl on, I hung the stock in the garage and spray painted it green. It took several layers of paint.

Once it was dray I carefully peeled the vinyl off which left pink spots everywhere. (I'm sorry, I forgot to take a picture of this step) Some of the paint did come up with the spots, but that didn't matter to me because I was out lining each spot with black. 

I outlined the monogram and each pink spot with black paint by hand. I used the finest paint brush I had to do the monogram. An even finer paint brush would have been better (which I got for Christmas)

Once it was all dry I put a protective coating on, let it dry and then Andrew put it all back together. I love how I get to do the fun stuff and he does the necessary work stuff. I'm kinda spoiled =)

Kylah loves her new gun! 

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