Sunday, March 10, 2019

How to Paint a Faux Chocolate Bunny

Hi Friends,

When you think of spring what comes to mind ?.........flowers, baby chicks.....
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and..... CHOCOLATE BUNNIES !

This is our third day of no rain!  It's cold but the sun is out .

I can't wait to get outside to see if there are any signs of SPRING.

Yes! The Freesias' are starting to bloom.
 

 
Let's get painting!
 
You will need:
 
A plaster or paper mache' Bunny-   I found mine at the Thrift Shop

If you find a ceramic bunny with a high glossy shine, you can still paint it

but first spray with a primer made for glass.
 
 
 
He looked just fine white, but a bit plain. I loved his carved details !
 
 
 
 
 Here is my inspiration!
 
 
Yummy Chocolate !
 
Real Chocolate Bunnies are made from molds like these.
 

 
 
 
You will also need
 
Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint and
 
 
a paintbrush
 
 
 
 


Burnt Umber is the perfect match for Milk Chocolate !
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 He looks good enough to eat!
 
You could leave him in all his chocolaty goodness, add a bow and call it a day-
 
or you could add a little more detail.
 
 
 

Bunny kisses
 
 
 
 The base has an area with some grass and flowers. I am going to paint these
 
and I think I will paint his eyes.
 
I used paint I already had-
 
 
 
Bluebell Blue
 
Butter Yellow
 
Hydrangea Pink
 
Light Green
 
Black 
 
 
The eyes were a Butter Yellow dot then a smaller Black dot.
 
The tip of the handle of the paint brush is a handy tool for making dots.
 
 
 
 Let your Bunny dry completely, then you could
 
 use a Clear Satin Sealer to protect and seal the paint.
 
 


 
I had a scrap of dark brown felt on hand.
 
I like to add felt to the under side of my crafts just as a finishing touch.
 
 
 
 
I used Tacky Glue to attach the felt, let dry then trim with scissors.


 
 
 
 
 

 
Trimmed, and a good color match
 
 
 
 
 
oops! 
 
 
 
 Do you eat the ears first ?
 
 
 
What? What? WHAT?
 
I can't hear you !
 
 
 
 
 
 
In a thrifted basket like the one I had as a kid !
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

He found a friend!
 
 
 
I just love SPRING !
 
 
 
 
Thank you for stopping by and hanging out with me-
 
xo Lisa S 


38 comments:

  1. I love it! I have a VERY old chocolate rabbit that never got eaten that I was thinking of painting to preserve it to use as decor. I don't know if the paint would make it less breakable than the chocolate is but I think I'm going to try it after seeing your project. I think the color you used is perfect so I'm going to get some and see what I can do with Mr. Peter Chocolate Rabbit!

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    1. Naomi,
      That's a great idea ! Come back and tell me if it works.
      Maybe covering with Mod Podge would preserve the chocolate? xo Lisa S

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  2. This is SO AWESOME!! What a fun idea! It really does look like you could eat it. What great decor. :)
    #wonderfulwednesdaybloghop

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    1. Jennifer
      Thank you so much. I'm not if it was a good idea cuz it makes me crave chocolate. Thank you for hosting and visiting.
      :) xo Lisa S

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  3. Your rabbit looked so real, I wanted to break off an ear, too!

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    1. Kathy,
      Thank you, yes he does. Lucky for him, he is safe...but he's making me hungry.
      xo Lisa S

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  4. Your project turned out great! Love the sheen from the paint. It does look like chocolate! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty. We've just started a Facebook group called Creatively Crafty Showcase and you're invited to join us! It's another way to share this post and just about anything creative plus we'll have opportunities to interact/support each other. You'll find us here http://bit.ly/2TL8Pli. Hope to see you soon!

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    1. Lydia
      Thank you so much! I am so glad you liked my bunnies.
      I appreciate you so much. Thank you for hosting. Your new group sounds great. Thank you for the invitation :)
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Wonderful idea for the "chocolate" bunny. I had an Easter basket just like the one in your post! Happy Easter, Kippi #kippiathome

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    1. Kippi
      I had the same basket too! I saw it at the thrift store I just had to get it. Thank you so much for visiting!
      xo Lisa S

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  6. So cute, Lisa! I love the addition of the pastel flowers. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you for hosting! I enjoy your parties.
      xo Lisa S

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  7. What a clever idea!! He looked real!

    Here from Inspire Me Monday.

    Blessings,
    Babychaser

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    1. Thank you Babychaser! So glad you stopped by today. xo Lisa S

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  8. Great job! He really does look like a chocolate bunny. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  9. How cute! Now you just have to remember not to give him a nibble :D!

    www.paperandvine.com

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    1. Hillary
      Thank you so much. He does look real, thank goodness it isn't scented. xo Lisa S

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  10. Lisa,
    It looks so good, I just want to take a bite out of it. Congrats you are my feature at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop tonight.
    https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/03/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop_19.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev,
      Oh you are so sweet! Thank you for the feature.
      I'll be back tonight. xo Lisa S

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  11. So cute and realistic. I used to go for the yellow candy eye first. A neighbor who was alot like a grandma to me got me one every year.

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    1. Dana
      Thank you so much! You are the only person I meet that
      eats the eyes first. That's awesome. What a fun memory.
      Your neighbor sounds like a sweet lady. Thanks for sharing. xo Lisa S

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  12. How clever and your little bunny looks good enough to eat! I want to thank you so much for linking up to our Celebrate Your Story link party. We hope we are providing a celebration of your post and perhaps yours will be chosen as a feature by one of the hosts.
    Have a great and Blessed Day!
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

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  13. It looks so real! I could cheat my daughter with one of these. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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    1. Teresa
      You are so right! What a perfect April Fools gag! Wrapped in foil...but you better have some real chocolate around. Thanks for the party and for pinning!
      xo Lisa S

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  14. You had me totally fooled because it looks so real! Featuring when my party opens up tonight.

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    1. Carol
      Sorry I fooled you....I know how much you love chocolate!
      You made me so happy to be featured. Thank you so much.
      xo Lisa S

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  15. I love your painted Chocolate Bunny! You can set him in a flower bed and let the neighbors wonder why he doesn't melt! Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend! (I featured your St. Patrick's Day postcards last week.)

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    1. Liberty,
      I like how you think! A good April fools joke:)
      Thank you so much for hosting. Thank you for featuring
      my postcards last week. I have been sick this week and my head is not working properly.
      I'm so glad you stopped by. xo Lisa S

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  16. It looks just like the real thing! A chocolate Easter bunny that lasts for many years - gotta love that. Thanks for sharing at the Talk Of The Town Party 🙂

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    1. Marie
      It really does! He makes me hungry for chocolate ugh!
      Thank you so much for visiting. I always look so forward to Talk of the Town. Have a great week. xo Lisa S

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  17. He does look good enough to eat, lol. This is a great spring project. I'll be on the look out at thrift stores and yard sales. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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    1. Rhonda
      You are so sweet! I hope you find one. It's so fun to turn the bunny into chocolaty goodness. Thank you so much for visiting and hosting an awesome party each week. xo Lisa

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  18. That is just ADORABLE! How fun to put it outside with the flowers...

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    1. Kay
      Thank you so much!
      I am so glad you stopped by today.
      xo Lisa S

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  19. Brilliant
    And so simple . Love the way you showcased him with the wittle bunny.

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    1. Michele
      Oh thank you so much!
      I am so glad you liked this little guy.
      xo Lisa S

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