DecoArt® Americana® Spring Bunny Tray
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DecoArt® Americana® Spring Bunny Tray

Welcome Easter and Spring with delightful painted tray. It’s perfect to use as a decoration by itself, or as a serving tray. To display on a wall as art, simply add picture hangers to the back.

Designed by Jean Kievlan for DecoArt® Americana®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Americana Acrylic Paint

 

Material List

  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint:
  • Snow White
  • Royal Fuchsia
  • Hauser Light Green
  • Bright Yellow
  • Tangelo Orange
  • Raw Sienna
  • Terra Cotta
  • Light Cinnamon
  • Petal Pink
  • Baby Blue
  • True Blue
  • Ebony Black
  • Pistachio Mint
  • Avocado
  • Wisteria
  • DecoArt® Multi-Purpose Sealer™
  • DecoArt® Americana® Matte Spray Sealer™
  • Unfinished Wood Tray, 10” x 13 ½”
  • Paintbrushes: 3/4" Flat, #8 and #4 Shader,#1 round
  • Natural Sponge
  • Fine-tipped black permanent marker
  • Gray Graphite Transfer Paper
 

Project Instructions

Sand tray, wipe dust aways with a soft cloth, then seal with DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Purpose Sealer™.

When dry, sand again and wipe away dust.

Paint exterior and interior of tray frame with Hauser Light Green. Sponge outside of frame with Pistachio Mint.

Paint interior flat surface of tray Baby Blue. Let dry thoroughly

Transfer pattern to tray using graphite paper.

Paint sun Bright Yellow. Shade interior edge of sun and sun’s rays with Tangelo Orange. Add Baby Pink cheeks to the sun. When dry, highlight each cheek with a dot of Snow White.

Draw mouth on sun with a fine tip Black marker. Dot eyes with Ebony Black.

Paint bunny Snow White. Shade edges of bunny with Raw Sienna lightened with Snow White. Paint nose, cheek and shade inside of bunny’s ear with Petal Pink.

Highlight cheek with a Snow White dot. Dot eyes Ebony Black. Draw mouth and whiskers with a fine tip Black marker.

Paint tree trunk Raw Sienna. Highlight trunk with Raw Sienna lightened with Snow White. Shade trunk with Light Cinnamon.

Paint leaf area of tree with Pistachio Mint. Shade edge of foliage with Hauser Light Green.

Dot Petal Pink circles on foliage. While still wet, tip the #1 round brush with Snow White, then “stir” a highlight in each dot.

Paint one egg Wisteria with a Snow White stripe. Add Royal Fuchsia stripes to each side of the White stripe.

Dot a Petal Pink flower on the White band. Tip #1 brush in Snow White, then “stir” a highlight in the dot.

Paint leaves near flower with Hauser Light Green. Dot remainder of egg with Petal Pink.

Paint remaining egg Pistachio Mint with a Petal Pink stripe. Add Wisteria stripes to each side of Petal Pink stripe. Dot all stripes with Snow White.

Paint flowers near eggs and on sides of tray Petal Pink. Paint interior petals Royal Fuchsia. Dot flower center Tangelo Orange. Highlight center with Snow White.

Paint ground area and leaves with Hauser Light Green. Add shading to leaf edges and ground with Avocado.

Paint rim of tray Royal Fuchsia.

When dry, seal tray with DecoArt® Americana® Matte Spray Sealer. Optional: For a more durable finish, after sealing with spray sealer, apply a coat of DecoArt® Dura-Clear™ Varnish.

Tips

Use a #4 flat brush to shade the bunny, sun, tree and grass

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