If you have been following my blog, then you already know how I adore Dolphins. I did a post a while back entitled Dolphin Love, in that post I showed a photo of a carved wooden Dolphin sign. I absolutely love it. I shared on my Facebook page that a friend of mine made a wooden whale . When I told her I wanted to make a Dolphin she said "Do it"!
I started with a piece of Cedar we had. I am putting it outside, so it had to withstand the weather. I forgot to take the picture of the drawing on the wood, before we cut it out...whoops.
This was my inspiration.
Drew the pattern of the dolphin, and hubby used the Coping saw, to cut it out. A Jig saw can be used but the blade broke on it, so we had to use a Coping Saw .
I primed the little fella with some Kilz primer, not sure if I should have used it or not, but I did.
I used Cabots Federal Blue exterior stain to stain it, I had to keep wiping excess off wait for it to dry and distress, I had to paint and repaint the white part of the body to get the lower part of his belly right.
After several attempts of trying to paint the eye, this is how he turned out.
I continued to distress the wood until I was happy with it. It is going to be hung outside, I haven't figured out what I want to use yet, sisal, jute, wire, or chain. so until i decide, it sits here. Any suggestions? Cost of the project......5.00 for the stain.