Willie, the Redheaded Rooster with Blue Eyes ~ Inspiration

In July, I was blessed and thrilled to receive an incredible prize package of Craftee things from Margot Potter of  Mornings with Madge.

I was calling this project, Willie the Redheaded Stranger but as
I worked on this we were no longer strangers.

These gifts are high quality products from Plaid Crafts and the Unfinished Wood Company. The size and weight of the wooden pieces are amazing, these are not those little plaques this is heavy duty Paul Bunyan wood!
The Rooster is approximately 16.2"W x 18.4"H x .5"D, and made of
 .5" thick Baltic Birch Plywood

I started by painting all of the rooster's surfaces in a base coat of white.

 Next the layout.

Now to add some character!

This amazing prize package came with a wooden canvas too. I had several ideas for the canvas, but ultimately decided on using the un- routed side covered in a rustic styled gingham fabric.

Dimensions: Approximately 18.5"W x 18.5"H x .5"D
Material: Made of .5" thick Baltic Birch Plywood.

Introducing:Willie the Redheaded Rooster (with blue eyes)!

I had a great deal of fun with this project, and talk about stress relief this was a good project for that! Willie has been lovingly wrapped and put to bed for now, as we are in the process of enclosing our patio in a Country Store style and he will have a place of honor next to the planned extra squeaky screen door!

My own supplies used:

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Barn Red, 2 oz.
Item # 20577

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Red Apple, 2 oz.
Item # 20784

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Ivory, 2 oz.
Item # 20516

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Royal Violet, 2 oz.
Item # 20594

 Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz.
Item # 20504

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item # 901

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Midnight, 2 oz.
Item # 964

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Perfect Purple, 2 oz.
Item # 2557

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Red Violet, 2 oz.
Item # 636

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Nutmeg Brown, 2 oz.
Item # 20521

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Burnt Sienna, 2 oz.
Item # 943