I love living in the Pacific Northwest because we truly get to experience the seasons…although our winter has been fairly mild here, these brisk cold sunny days have me thinking ahead for spring. We all know that spring will be here in a blink of an eye!
The launch of our spring resin has me thinking about additions to my garden, and our Bunny with Flower (#80841) would be perfect! He is large enough that he would look cute nestled among my Hydrangeas this spring and summer. I really wanted him to be durable, and decide to give him his color with DecoArt Patio Paint…and I do love how he turned out.
Here is how he came to life:
DecoArt Patio Paint:
Wrought Iron Black
I first gave the bunny two coats of the Patio Paint Clear Coat…making sure to let it dry completely between coats. This is just to give the resin a little extra durability in the weather. Next paint the entire bunny Grey Skies, you may want to do two coats for the best coverage. The stem and leaf are painted Fern Green. Flower petals are Azalea, Center is Marigold.
Using Cloud White and a large Highlighter Brush, brush on highlights in raised areas of the head, arms, legs, and body. When dry, use a Highlighter Brush and Wrought Iron Black to add shadows under the neck, around the head by the ears, in between the toes, around the arms and under where the flower and leaves touch the body, and lightly hit here and there around the entire body. Make sure to scrub out most of the paint with your brush before adding the shadows…you can build your shadows to make them darker, so start out light. With a medium to small Highlighter Brush and Carnation Pink, blush the inside of each ear, cheeks and upper lips. The nose and tongue are both painted with Carnation Pink. Outline the groove of the eye with Wrought Iron Black.
Again using your Highlighter Brush, scrub Sprout Green on the stem where the flower and leaves overlap and down the vein lines of the leaves. Highlight the leaves and stem with Sweet Pea and then again with a touch of Azalea.
Scrub Very Berry using your Highlighter Brush again at the base of the petals where they meet the center, and on the back petals where they overlap. Give the tips of the petals a little highlight with Carnation Pink. The center of the flower is shaded with Pinecone Brown and lightly highlighted with Cloud White.
Once dry, finish with two coats of Clear Coat…make sure to let it dry completely. Once the Clear Coat is dry, I like to finish with a coat of two of Triple Thick Gloss Glaze Spray just for that extra durability since this little guy will be outside in the weather.