Americana® Bunny Bouquet

Welcome friends into your home with this adorable spring plaque.

 

Courtesy of DecoArt®.

 
 

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylics – Snow (Titanium) White, Buttermilk, Pineapple, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Umber, Lamp (Ebony) Black, Hauser Medium Green, Fawn, Bubblegum Pink, Poodleskirt Pink, Foliage Green, Purple Cow and Purple Wave
  • DecoArt® Sealers/Finishes – Multi-Purpose Sealer and DuraClear Satin Varnish
  • Walnut Hollow Basswood Arch Plaque
  • Paintbrushes – Flat Brush, 1.3 cm (½") Angular Brush, 12 Round Fabric Dye Brush, 14 Round Fabric Dye Brush, 10/0 Liner Brush and #3 Round Brush
  • Grit Sandpaper, Fine
  • Tack Cloth
  • Water Container
  • Palette (or Paper Plate)
  • Paper Towels
  • Graphite Paper – Grey and White
  • Stylus
  • Pattern (download button below)
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Instructions

Step 1
Sand plaque well and brush with tack cloth to remove dust. Apply Multi-Purpose Sealer to plaque. Allow to dry thoroughly. Lightly sand again, and tack to remove dust.

Step 2
Transfer pattern (download button below) to plaque front.

Step 3
Base coat edges of plaque Poodleskirt Pink.

Step 4
Base coat top, bottom edge, and back of plaque Burnt Umber.

Step 5
Apply Poodleskirt Pink dots to top of plaque. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Step 6
Base coat bunny’s head, ears, hair, and paws, and daffodils Snow White.

Step 7
Base coat bunny’s head, ears, hair, and paws Buttermilk.

Step 8
Base coat daffodils Pineapple.

Step 9
Base coat two tulips Purple Cow and two tulips Poodleskirt Pink.

Step 10
Base coat leaves and stems Foliage Green.

Step 11
Float Fawn to shade bunny’s face, ears, paws, behind hair, inside ears, around eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, underneath eyebrows and whiskers, and muzzle.

Step 12
Stipple entire bunny and paws Snow White, allowing stippling to go slightly over edges onto Burnt Umber (to give bunny soft and fuzzy look). With Snow White, stipple centre and top of tulips and daffodils.

Step 13
Stipple over bunny with Buttermilk to add slight texture.

Step 14
Stipple Fawn over bunny lightly, then a little more strongly over shaded areas. Lightly re-float over shaded areas to define shading.

Step 15
Using Burnt Umber and “sheet float” technique, deepen shading on bunny. Also float around patches on ears and under and around hair on bunny’s head.

Step 16
Base coat patch on bunny’s left ear Poodleskirt Pink. Softly dry brush colour on cheeks, randomly on ears and paws, and inside ears.

Step 17
Base coat patch on bunny’s right ear Purple Cow.

Step 18
Base coat eyes and teeth Snow White. Dry brush centre of Poodleskirt Pink and Purple Cow patches with Snow White.

Step 19
Float iris in eyes with Burnt Umber.

Step 20
Float Bubblegum Pink to shade around Poodleskirt Pink patch and tulips. Very lightly dry brush over Poodleskirt Pink areas on cheeks, ears, and paws.

Step 21
Float Purple Wave to shade Purple Cow patch and tulips. With Purple Wave outline pattern in Poodleskirt Pink patch.

Step 22
With 1:1 mix of Cadmium Yellow and Pineapple, shade daffodils and outline pattern in Poodleskirt Pink patch.

Step 23
Deepen shading on daffodils with Cadmium Yellow.

Step 24
Float Pineapple to highlight leaves and stems.

Step 25
Float Hauser Medium Green to shade leaves and stems.

Step 26
Outline pattern in Purple Cow patch with Foliage Green.

Step 27
Using sheer float technique and Purple Cow, apply reflective colour to Poodleskirt Pink tulips and on stems and leaves.

Step 28
Using sheer float technique and Poodleskirt Pink, apply reflective colour to Purple Cow tulips, daffodils, leaves, and stems.

Step 29
With mix of equal parts of Lamp Black and Burnt Umber; base coat iris in eyes; stroke eyebrows and whiskers; dot base of whiskers; and outline everything.

Step 30
Stroke Snow White highlights on hair, nose, ears, flowers, and leaves. Dot eyes.

Step 31
Apply two coats of DuraClear Satin Varnish, drying thoroughly between applications.

Download Pattern

Tips

Always clean brushes after painting.

Allow project to dry between steps.