Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bunny Silhouettes WYLTC

This month we are hosting Wood You Like To Craft
and of course we had to do something Easter/Spring related!
We drew our inspiration from some fun 
weather vane type accessories we've seen from Target and Pottery Barn.
We found this great rabbit graphic from The Graphics Fairy.
It was the perfect shape for what we had in mind.
We blew it up to be about 21" wide
and cut it out of 1" pine.
We then gathered our other supplies:
1 7" section of 3/8" dowel
1 chunky table leg from Home Depot
1 cedar fence cap
1 2 3/4" square cut from 1" pine scraps
You can really use anything to build up your base.
Candace used some scraps from her garage and
a ball finial from her son's bunk beds~it's been used
as a weapon being thrown around for a while
so she figured this was a better use for it!;)
After drilling the holes into the bunny and the table leg,
we glued everything together with Gorilla wood glue.
Once dry we stained everything with a coat of stain.
I used Min wax Dark Mahogany Wood Stain,
 and Candace used watered down, dark burnt umber acrylic paint.

When it had dried we tried 2 different paint approaches.
I used some cream acrylic paint that was watered down
to a 50/50 consistency, applying a generous coat.
After letting it sit for a few minutes, it was wiped away with paper towel.
This made the grain of the wood pop through and gave the bunny
a nice translucent weathered warm grey look.
Candace applied some furniture wax to her bunny before
she coated it with a thick coat of cream paint.
The wax allowed the brown stain to peek through quite nicely
when she lightly sanded it.

We always love playing around with paint and trying new things out!
Most of all we love playing around with silhouettes!
We're thinking we might have a whole week dedicated to
all things Silhouette.....
We'll see!
Can't wait to see what Krystal, Melinda and Wendy have
coming up in the next few days!


Cary M. said...

I love them!! Great Job Ladies!!

Lyndsey said...

These are so cute :) I saw them at Target and thought they were adorable - yours are even cuter!!

Unknown said...

Love these! Thanks for sharing.

Kristen Whitby said...

I want to make one! So cute!!

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Love them! Nice job thanks for sharing!!!! I need a jigsaw! :)

Linda said...

Love this idea. Thanks for the tutorial.
I have gone out and enlarged my copy
from the graphic fairy blog.
Gathered all my supplies, all I need to to now is cut out my pattern.
I received a scroll saw a few years ago.

Amanda said...

I've put together a round up of bunny silhouette tutorials on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here

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Thanks for sharing!

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