i am soooo excited to post today's entry...above is a sweet little paper mache bunny that i crafted. it was inspired by a new blogger friend, anne, at GET YOUR MARTHA ON. she made these for her etsy shop. she was kind enough to us fellow bloggers to post how she made these precious paper mache bunnies, if we are so inclined....ummmmm, i was.....:)
below is the link that will take you to her blog and then on to her cute little etsy shop. apparently she has a sewing craft book that will be published soon too. found that out after reading her blogger profile......sometimes i am a little slow at getting around to reading those.
anne really doesn't know me from a hill of beans......so i am writing about her and her blog totally unsolicited. in fact, she probably will be surprised i am even writing this much about her.
wanna see how to make a paper mache bunny?...
anne blogged extensively on the process of the paper mache molds. i wanted to show a few things that i did to make the bunnies my own. above are my bunnies in their rough state.
after cutting the excess edges off the molds i sandpapered the rough spots to make them smooth. i applied bunny eyes with a black very fine permanent sharpie. i practiced making eyes on a sheet of paper first so i would know how to do it on the bunny itself. i am not an artsy person by nature....so i wanted to practice. i found some ways of making eyes that looked sad, mean, etc. i finally found a happy eye....:)and gave my bunny a happy demeanor.
i found these pastel chalks to highlight a few areas on the bunny with some spring colors. they are a beautiful pearlescent. i wanted a very fine white glitter to apply to the bunnies.....what i found was tulip fabric glitter...very fine. i just used regular elmer's glue spread thinly with my finger to adhere the glitter.
then i placed a cute little pastel polka dot bow around the bunny....and that's it.
below are a couple more of my bunnies......thank you anne for your tutorial and inspiration.