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Meet Stewart. Stewart is the ruler of the animals in this house. He has three subjects, a goldendoodle, a labradoodle and a dutch shepard. Stewart derives his powers from his snaggletooth. His whiskers are all askew, but it doesn’t bother him, because he is the most mellow cat in the world.
Stewart’s loves are yoga, ice cream (he’ll steal yours if you’re not careful) and keeping a close eye on his subjects. Stewart is an indoor cat, but sometimes, when the weather is nice he will venture out on the back patio and sit under the agave plants and watch his subjects play. He never ventures far from his kingdom, but enjoys this occasional outing. Like all rulers, Stewart needed a commemorative dish, so I decided to make bowls for him, depicting him sitting under the agave. He also needed a tray for under his bowls because he’s a messy eater. He blames this on his flat face.
- Ceramic bowls and tray
- Tissue paper
- Dishwasher-safe decoupage glue
- Rubbing alcohol
- Foam brushes
Wash and dry the ceramic pieces and set aside. Cut out the desired shapes out of the tissue paper. The agaves were an easy elongated oval shape and the leaves and the cats were drawn onto the tissue paper and cut out. Once all the tissue is cut out, use the alcohol to clean the area on the ceramic where you are working to get rid of any oils or residue. With the sponge brush, paint on a small amount of glue on to a small area. It dries fast and you don’t want it to get too thick. I put the cat on first, so he can be hidden amongst the plants. The kitty is blue to match Stewart’s eyes.
Start placing the leaves on to the dish. Layer the leaves into a fan shape so that they resemble agave plants. Keep going around the bowl, cleaning fresh areas with alcohol and adding glue as needed.
Once done, set aside to dry. Follow the instructions on the decoupage glue bottle. I added a thin layer of glue to the decoupaged areas three times, spacing an hour and a half between each layer. The Mod Podge needs to cure for 28 days prior to washing it. So keep that in mind when doing this project.
Being a ruler, Stewart likes to eat well. He thinks his wet food is a special treat, and he likes to eat Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Grain Free Wet Food for Cats, which I found at Walmart. He doesn’t realize that his wet food is full of wholesome ingredients and is really good for him. It can be found at multiple retailers, click here to find out where to buy.
Stewart’s favorite is the Chicken Purrcata® but there are multiple real chicken and real seafood varieties. Each recipe is grain-free and with out artificial flavorings or preservatives, just high-quality meat, vitamins, minerals and taurine.
Did you know that Racheal Ray’s personal proceeds from sales of the food go to Rachael’s Rescue, which was created to help shelter pet’s in need? Pretty awesome! Stewart was a shelter pet once.
Would you like to check out more great cat craft ideas? Of course you do! Check out the Rachael Ray Nutrish for Cats Pinterest page! Also, get some great deals on your next purchase of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® here.
It looks like Stewart likes his dishes!