Thursday, April 2, 2015

Vintage Bunny

I've caught a bunny!  Well, not really I bought this jarred bunny for $6 at the grocery store.  Tim Holtz recently posted his "Faux Chocolate Bunnies" and they looked so freakin' fun to create.  So I did and the end result is a vintage Easter Treat!  
I started with this store bought bunny in a jar.  It's pretty big so I had a large canvas to work with.  I started by deconstructing the bunny by removing it from the jar.


Got my Kisses for the foil.


Taking one or 2 for the team and eating these caramel Kisses.



I took off the weird stringy grass too along with removing the flowers and eggs.


I decided to paint the jar lid with DecoArt chalky finish paint.  Three thin coats should do it.


Still opening Kisses for the foil... wink, wink!


I put some Modge Podge on the colored foil side.  I have Glue n' Seal but I'm hoarding it.


I wrapped the whole bunny.


I used the largest movers and shapers oval and attached with some tape onto the jar to create a peek window.


To start the crackle process on the jar I coated the jar with modge podge leaving the oval in place.


Once dried remove the oval and adhere distress crackle paint on the "glued" portion of the jar.


I cut the mini bow from the mini bunny and used some spun sugar mini distress ink to add color.


Coat with glossy accents.


Sprinkle with distress glitter spun sugar set aside to dry.


It's spring and I found an assortment of grass at the $1 Store.  Attach with hot glue.


Some alcohol ink and a brush to add some color.


Adding some color to the basket helps it pop.


Once the distress glitter is dry I added some abandoned coral to the edges.  What a lovely vintage look.


Flowers are needed so I made a couple tattered pinecone rosettes.


Add a little color to the tips and they come to life.  Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio have that effect.


Time for a little flack and bling with mirrored stars and alcohol ink.


Perfect mini flag.  Remember, there's very little space.


Once the crackle is dried and cracked you can add the bunny.


I love the variations in crack.


The finished result...Bunny in a Jar.


By leaving a crack free space you can get a clear view of all the changes.


Bursts of colour with the basket, flowers and wee signage.


Very Vintage from the back.


I added some tinsel twine to the lid.  Along with the DecoArt chalky finish lid, foiled bunny and crackled glass it really becomes a vintage piece.


The oval shape inserted is a great window to this magical scene.



The before and after.


Be sure to check out Tim's original post for these faux chocolate bunnies!  Too fun!

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time.  I hope you've liked my take on this Vintage Easter creation.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

I'll be playing along with...

A Vintage Journey- Anything Tim

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12 comments:

  1. What a lady! You really stepped up to the plate and took one for the team with those Kisses. I know what a burden that must have been for you, but I love that you did it for art and what an amazing transformation of art it is! I love your foil covered faux chocolate bunny in the big jar and the circle peek a boo spot is fabulous!
    Nicely done Nicole :)

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  2. I love that you took what appears to be more than a few for the team. My favorite part is the use of the oval for the peek-a-boo window. You are so creative and I can't wait to use this idea in a future creation!!!

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  3. This is so cute and I love how you highlighted the easter basket. The crackles to the outside look super through your oval window. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
    Julie xx

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  4. Your bunny is so cute Nicole, he looks so much nicer with the 'silvering' and I love your crackled jar with the peep hole - very clever. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend and thanks so much for taking part in our birthday celebrations over at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. You improved it Nicole! love it!!

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  6. Nicole you did a fabulous job making this bunny look vintage! Thanks for sharing it. Love the idea of the oval window!
    Super creative girl!

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  7. That is so stinkin' cute Nichole, love it! Have to look harder at what they have for sale when I go grocery shopping apparently!

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  8. Love it! The peek-a-boo window is so clever.

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  9. WOW!!! I mean... WOW!!!! This is... AMAZING!!!!!!! So much thought has gone into this piece. The crackle on the glass is such a brilliant effect too xx

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  10. You rocked the vintage!!! Happy Easter.

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  11. Your little bunny is totally fun! I love it!!! Happy Easter my friend! Barbarayaya

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  12. Wow! What an incredible transformation! I think my favorite part of the process would've been eating the kisses! I really loved your creative vision an dhow different it was from the original item. I admire your ability to see beauty in the ordinary. This is definitely the best looking $6 decoration I'll ever see and I enjoyed the step-by-step photos of the bunny's makeover. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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