Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Crafty Sisters Silhouette Bunnies


Hello! It's Nicole and Candace from Crafty Sisters.
  It's great to be crafting with Wood You Like To Craft again!
The theme this month is SILHOUETTES,
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 silhouette 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!
Stay tuned and don't forget to link up your favorite
Silhouette project this weekend!
Our linky party will start Saturday.

4 comments:

Krystal said...

okay.... that is too adorable! I love them so much and want one! What a great idea!

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

Oh. Em. Gee. Seriously, since I don't have a way to cut out wood, I would pay for one of those. Hint hint. :)

Maria Crayne said...

Love this!

Maria Crayne said...

Love this!