I thought they needed some paint and aging, so I went to work with my craft paints again. I used the JoAnn's brand craft paint (only 59 cents!) in ivory and coated the green lettuce leaves using a foam craft brush. I didn't touch the bunnies at this stage. (Sorry, I forgot to take a pic once everything was white.)
Next up I tried something that I wasn't sure would work. I love walnut ink. I used this stuff like crazy when I was into scrapbooking and paper crafting. It's perfect for aging paper. But is it perfect for aging bunnies and lettuce leaves?
I sprayed it on....
Gently wiped the excess off...
And then used a foam brush to achieve the look I wanted...
I think it worked!
What do y'all think?
Please meet Mr. Bunny:
And the lovely Mrs. Bunny:
Some of the green still shows through here and there, and I'm OK with that. They are now on the island in the kitchen, helping to usher in spring and Easter.
What are your favorite paints to use when re-purposing items and/or aging them? So far I've only used craft paints. And I am incredibly happy to learn that I can use my beloved walnut ink on things other than paper! I hope to jump on the spray paint bandwagon as soon as it is warm and dry enough here to get outside.
This post is part of "Thrifty Treasures" at Southern Hospitality., "Make it for Monday" at Cottage Instincts, and "Make Your Monday" at Twice Remembered.