EASY FARMHOUSE WALL ART - with an ink jet picture and a piece of wood

I wanted to make a quick and easy piece 
of farmhouse wall art and the first one I
completed was with this vintage cow 
image from The Graphics Fairy. I was so happy that it only took one hour and I
did it with stuff I had around the house. 
And I'm here to tell you it looks amazing.
So I made a second and wrote a "HOW 
TO" to share.

mod podge
paint brush
wood board
black & white inkjet image
ASCP pure white
ASCP clear wax
paper towel & rag
sandpaper 120 grit & 220 grit
picture hanger & hammer
1 hour of my time

I have vintage wood pieces everywhere so I picked a thick 
piece of solid wood from a 1940's dresser that had been 
dismantled for parts.



I brushed the mod podge generously over the
area where the paper was going to be placed.


Working quickly I placed the paper on the wet glue and again 
brushed another layer of mod podge over the entire sheet
of paper going well beyond the edges.



I used the hairdryer to set the glue. (5 - 10 minutes)

Next step was to sand the edges with the coarse sand paper.

The goal was to remove any trace of the straight paper edge.
I was careful not to sand over the image too much, just the edge. 

Below are some progress photos from when I was sanding
 and how I hold the sandpaper. I finished with the 220 grit
to smooth the edges.

this part of the process was a bit messy
with all the paper shreds




I was a little rough in this corner and tore some of the image
 so it was curling up in 3 areas.  I just cleaned up the area and
 proceed onto the next step of mod podging another coat.
Below you can just see the image is all back in place.

Another go with the hairdryer to set that.

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Pure White to paint around the image.



Another shot with the hairdryer

Then on to distressing the paint with some more sandpaper (220 grit)
I sanded the edge first and carefully moved inwards to the image edge.


Above you can see the whole board has been distressed.


Working around the face was the most delicate part.
If I was too aggressive he might lose an eye. Wink!!!

Now that I was happy happy with my little sheep I clear
 waxed the whole board. Wipe on, wipe off, buff to a shine

My little sheep just needed a hanger.

Then I added him to my new farmhouse gallery wall.
The sheep image I used is found here:



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