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My 2 Cents – Mixed Media Bunny Canvas

My 2 Cents – Mixed Media Bunny Canvas

A few weeks ago I posted a few photos of some bunny canvases I made using a wood bunny garland that I took apart.  Today, I am sharing with you the last canvas I made and there is a video you can see to watch the process.  These are so cute, fun and easy to make. They are great for Easter or any other time of the year.  You can substitute the wood bunny for any other character you like and you don’t have to use wood.  You can use lightweight cardboard or chipboard.

See you again soon,

Laurie

My 2 Cents Mixed Media Bunny Video

Mixed Media Bunny Canvases Using Wood Garland

Burlap Bunny Canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Easter right around the corner I have had bunnies on my mind.  Probably not a shock right? lol About two years ago I bought a bunny garland from Target (photo below) with the intention to take apart the garland and make something with it.  As with most of my good intentions the garland wound up in a drawer.  I decided this was going to be the year that I actually did something with that garland so, today, I took apart the garland and started playing.  I created two canvases which I think are super cute and I have three more bunnies I will make something with in the next few days.

They are super easy to make and you don’t have to have a garland to make one.  Just find an image of a bunny that you like, the size you like and print it out.  From the image you can make a cardboard or card-stock bunny, decorate it, then use it on your canvas.  One of my canvases is burlap and all I did was distress the edges with Walnut Stain by Ranger.  The other canvas I used a piece of drop paper and glued it to the canvas. Then I added paint, some stamping (stamps are from Roben-Marie Smith), markings and some rub-ons until I was happy.  Then I added my bunnies and some flowers and embellishments.  I really love how they turned out.

These would make cute gifts no mater what time of year it is.  I plan on hanging mine in my art studio year round and just enjoy looking at them. I hope you will give it a go.

See you soon,
Laurie

Bunny Canvases
Burlap Bunny Canvas
Bunny Canvases
Bunny Garland

Blig, Blag, Blog? Plus, How To Alter A Coaster

Mixed Media Altered Coaster
Mixed Media Altered Coaster

Hello….is this thing on???

I was trying to figure out the “best” way to blog and like with anything you try to research there are a hundred gob zillion ways to do one thing by just as many people with an opinion on how to do it.  So then you lose me because it feels too restrictive. Blogging is supposed to be fun and easy…for me anyway.  So, that’s how it’s going to stay. Fun and easy.  I may post for a few weeks in a row then nothing for a while. I may post one day then nothing for a year.  That’s terrible blogging according to many folks but you know what…in order for it to be fun and easy it has to be just that, FUN and EASY.  If I have to follow some sort of “rule” then it won’t be fun. If I have to be “perfect” then it won’t be easy.  It’s like doing art, I can’t have fun with it if it has to be perfect or if I have to follow exact rules.  So why not apply my own rules to blogging just like I did with my art?  Great idea…let’s do THAT.  So, let’s see where this leads. Let’s just enjoy what is and not worry about what isn’t. 🙂

I have been wondering what to make this first post about.  So much has happened in the last two years. It stresses me out to think about trying to type up the entire events of the time that has passed so I decided that sometimes you just can’t cover it all and you just have to start where you are.  Based on that, today I will just share with you the latest video that I put up on YouTube.

In the video, I altered a coaster.  We do not eat out very much but there was a time when we used to eat out often.  Some of those restaurants provided coasters for your drink and anytime I had the opportunity to keep a coaster from that meal I did.  There was a time or two when the person waiting on our table just gave me a handful of coasters when I asked them to please not take my coaster with my plate because I wanted to use it for art.  They told me they get them for free from distributers and were happy to hand over a bunch to me.   So, I had quite a few coasters saved.  I recently had to go through all of my art supplies while I was re setting up my studio and came across these coasters.  I had so many I decided to downsize and get rid of the ones I didn’t like as much and use a bunch of the ones I did like.  Below is a link to the video if you would like to see how to make one.

Laurie