I've always been a big fan of Wolverine ever since I first read an X-Men comic book. This is something I have been wanting to make for awhile and finally decided to make it. This is a pretty simple project that doesn't require any real artistic skill to make. If you can trace a picture you can make this too. Let me take you through my process.
I had some left over pallet wood from a previous project. So I grabbed a few pieces and cut them down to size using my miter saw. I cut the pieces down to 20 inches. The final dimensions of the finsihed piece measures 17-3/4 inches tall by 20 inches wide.
Once I had all the pieces cut I lined them up to my liking and flipped them over. I cut two additional pieces of pallet wood slightly smaller to about 16 inches each these would serve as the support pieces or backing for the "pallet wood' canvas.
Next I added glue to the support braces and predrilled and screwed them on to the other pallet wood pieces. I did this for both sides.
I then used some 150 grit sand paper and knocked down the sides and gave the overall piece a light sanding. Once I was done with the sanding I wiped everything clean and brushed off any remaining dust.
To add a little depth to the canvas I used my blow torch to scorch the wood. I tried to concentrate on the corners and outer edges. The idea was to draw the focus to the center of the piece once it was painted. After torching the piece I lightly sanded it again with 150 grit sandpaper.
Next I painted the pallet wood first with a "almond' color spray paint and then with a "white" spray paint. I didn't completely cover up the almond color with the white I just sprayed it somewhat randomly to give it some depth.
While my pallet wood canvas dried I prepared the stencil. If you would like to know more about how I enlarged the image for this stencil please check out this other Instructable where I go in to detail on how I enlarge and print out multipage stencils. Its all covered in Step 1 of this Instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Spider-Man-Wall-A... First I trimmed all the sheets and then taped them together.
To make the cutting easier I traced the entire stencil with a sharpie marker.
Now that the canvas was dry I lightly sanded the entire piece again with 220 grit sandpaper. Then I covered the entire surface with blue painters tape.
Next I taped down the template to the canvas and began to cut out the stencil. I removed the blue tape for the areas that would be painted black.
With the stencil cut out I painted the entire piece black. I did two coats of black paint. Once the paint was dry I peeled off all the blue tape.
There were a few areas I had to touch up. So I used the same black spray paint and a brush to touch up any areas that needed it. This required several coats. I make sure to use a small brush so that I don't put down too much paint.
To add a little more shading I sprayed some black paint on a rag and rubbed it on the corners and outer edges of the piece. Here again I was trying to draw attention to the center of the canvas. I hope you find this Instructable helpful. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Video of the process: