This newspaper bunny collage art with painted eggs is a darling and fun project with products from DecoArt . While the ideas and opinions are my own, this post is sponsored by DecoArt. I love using their Americana paints because not only are the paint colors splendid but the application is awesome too. They are thick and creamy which makes them super for use on wood and paperboard. The DecouPage Matte is a perfect consistency too for both of these surfaces. I whipped these eggs and this painted/collaged bunny print up in about and hour or so. It all depends on the drying time as you work.
To get started, you will need the following materials and tools:
- Americana Paints (Citron Green, Indian Turquoise, Carousel Pink, Jack-O-Lantern Orange, White, Lavender, Bright Yellow)
- DecouPage Matte
- Paint Palette
- Small Jar or Container for Mixing
- Bunny Pattern
Start by painting your canvas or board. Paint the top half blue and the bottom green. Let them dry. If you want a little white wash through the blue and green, you can use the mixture explained below lightly painted over the colors.
While the paint is drying, cut a bunny out of newspaper using the free provided pattern.
Mix 1/3 white paint to 2/3 warm water then sponge paint your bunny. Allow it to dry.
Paint a thick coat of DecouPage on your canvas/board. Add the bunny and paint over top of it to make it become totally a part of the board.
Add pink paint to the mixture in your glass container.
Wad up some newspaper and saturate it in the mixture then place it on a surface to dry.
Add the pink wad of paper for a bunny tail. It is so cute.
I found these paperboard eggs at the local craft store and really wanted to paint them to match.
I used the pretty colors from the bunny masterpiece as well as lavender and bright yellow.
I added a little of the white mixture too them too then once they dried covered them in a thick coat of DecouPage.
I love this project. It is easy peasy so great for beginning crafter and kiddos too. It would be great in a classroom environment or at a Girl Scout meeting. Be sure to check back tomorrow for day four of 2018 DIY Easter ideas and projects.
Cheers to Bunnies,