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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Bunny

Back when Lily Munchkin was here in December, we made Valentine hearts and Easter bunnies. I spent my time making sure she finished her bunny, which she painted blue and dressed in a pink tutu, so I didn't get to finish my bunny until recently.

I started with a styrofoam egg for the body and ball for the head and covered both in paperclay. After the paperclay dried, I painted her a soft beige color and added pink in the ears and a little pink nose.


Then I coated her with pearl paint to give a nice opalescent sheen. I added the eyes and mouth with a dark gray permanent marker.

Now she needed some accessories. I added a ruffled crepe paper color, a tiny paper primrose, and a lace bow. Since I didn't think ahead and give her big floppy feet, she needed to stand on something, so I bought a paper mache box at Hobby Lobby and decorated it with vintage wallpaper, glitter, and trims.


I made Easter grass by inking a vintage book page, cutting into thin strips, and crinkling. The glittered eggs are from a craft pick from Michael's. I also tucked a few flowers here and there among the eggs.


I added a Happy Easter greeting to the box's base and she was ready for display.

 

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4 Comments:

Blogger Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

So, so sweet, Erica!
Happy Easter to you.
enJOY a lovely today,
Kimberly

March 28, 2013 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Audrey Pettit said...

Oh! So beautiful! Love this, Erica!

March 29, 2013 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Oh she is adorable! Oh my! What a sweet little bunny. You did a fab job on her.

April 2, 2013 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Auntie Cake said...

Love, love, love your bunny! So sweet. Sounds like you had fun with your niece. Hope you had a great Easter. How is house stuff coming along?
Kate

PS- it is supposed to snow here this week. Six inches. Ugh. Good thing you come in the fall...

April 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM  

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