Being a Cyclone (and celebrating our HUGE WIN over Texas today!) in Nebraska is tough, this big red N is EVERYWHERE!! But I didn’t mind doing a Husker themed project for a good friend of mine because this particular project was something I had never done, decorating a belly cast!!
We started with a few different ideas that I sketched out.
And after trimming up the loose ends of the belly cast to give it a nice, clean shape I then sanded it and applied gesso just like you would on a newly stretched canvas. I used a 4B pencil to freehand sketch the chosen design on the gessoed surface.
A little blurry but there it is after applying many layers of acrylic paint.
And a side view shows the double red stripes, just like the Huskers have on their game day pants!
I used a black Sharpie marker to do the lettering (blurred here for privacy reasons) which worked out really well. Then coated the entire piece with a matte spray finish. I glued the ribbon to the back with fabric glue and it feels like it will hold up really well.