Fearless Friday, Copycat Fergal the Frog

As many of you know I have a passion for MacKenzie-Childs

I love their basic black and white Courtly Check,

the way they mix patterns,

the color combinations

and the sheer whimsey of their pieces

Fergal the frog has tempted me on many occasions

I have drawn him

And today I’m going to show you how I painted him!

I was looking around Hobby Lobby last week,

and there he was…40% off Spring…

and he promptly hopped into my cart

He is a Fergal clone!

He has a gold crown,

but instead of a golden ball his is partially covered in moss

I couldn’t wait to add a few MKC touches

I started with white

If you look closely at real MacKenzie-Childs pieces

you will notice that the white checks

often have a little color in them

I chose to add gold and aqua to the white

I added streaks while the white was still wet

You can also load your brush with white and several colors

The colors will mix and blend as the paint is applied

When the white was dry,

I added stripes to his legs

and checks to the base of the ball

A flat square brush is used to apply the black checks

Next came a “froggy” green

I use a lazy susan {covered by a towel} when I paint objects

so I can turn the piece as I’m painting without touching it

I added stripes to his crown

small dots to his face

big gold polka dots on his front legs and back

and gold dots to the ends of his toes

He’s been hopping around the house and yard

He hopped onto the mantel

He hopped into the hibiscus pot

He admired the pink flowers in a watering can

He enjoyed sunning by the yellow dahlias

Look around your home or craft store and find something to transform…

Have some Fearless Fun!

Juicy Details

frog/Hobby Lobby $18 you can order one online here

Fergal Frog pieces/MacKenzie-Childs here Fergal on the gold ball is no longer available, but other pieces are available ranging from $48-$398.00

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40 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Copycat Fergal the Frog”
  1. BERNADETTE says:

    Your attention to detail is amazing. This is a wonderful copy of the original.

  2. He looks good everywhere :-)) Such a cute animal!

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, as I’ve said before, you are so talented! Your frog looks just like the MC one. I don’t think anyone would know the difference. He is precious and looks perfect with all of your pretty flowers. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    Wow, lucky find Jenna and knowing you as I’m happy to say I do I know you couldn’t wait to get your paint brushes to work. What a darling transformation for this cutie. I love how he looks wherever he sits. Fun seeing how you added all the MC colors. Happy weekend……..

    • I couldn’t believe it when I saw him! I really almost bought him when they had the 20% off sale recently, so when I found this knock off, I grabbed him! Thanks Emily!

  5. He’s so cute! Love it!

  6. Martha says:

    I love him! You did such a fantastic job Jenna!

  7. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Fergal has been busy….he’s hopping everywhere! I love him, Jenna. He is so cute!

  8. Nancy says:

    He is perfect! Wow! Looks just like the MC one! I am happy he has liked all the places he has been in your house and yard.
    Happy Friday my fearless friend.

  9. Sarah Anderson says:

    Jenna, you little forge is adorable. I like that he hops about to enjoy the color and flowers around your home. Great job on the copy cat!

  10. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a happy little frog! You did a great job and how cute that he looks good where ever he hops to! 🐸

  11. pattyanneart says:

    Oh so cute, love it!! 💚

  12. Julie says:

    You did a great job painting the frog Jenna. I hope you enjoy the weekend.

  13. susan says:

    I do think I like your “Fergal wanna-be” way better! 😁

  14. He is so much improved! And the best part? He fits in everywhere he is placed. Well done, Jenna — and happy weekend!

  15. Jenna, your frog is just as fabulous! He is so versatile and can fit in anywhere. He is adorable and you did a great job!

  16. Your Fergal is so sweet. I have the large Fergal with the pails. I was also tempted by the one sitting on a ball. Great job Jenna. he looks so handsome.

    • thank you Linda, I love your Fergal with the pails, and I love the one with the easel too…but I had a lot of fun making a copycat and look forward to “playing” with him!

  17. Debra CANTALES says:

    What a cutie he is Jenna! Happy first week of May!

  18. Mary says:

    Jenna, Your copycat Fergal is ADORABLE!!! ♥

  19. Oh my goodness! What a cute frog! He’s perfect just about anywhere… great job!

  20. Sew Crafty Crochet says:

    You did a wonderful job painting him! I love MacKenzie-Childs, too.

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