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Easter Bunny Shadow Box with Pennant Banner

Americana® Acrylics

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Easter Bunny Shadow Box with Pennant Banner

designed by Donna Welter

Make an Easter decoration that's colorful beyond a shadow of a doubt with Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Baby Pink (DAO31)
  • Pistachio Mint (DA253)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • #3 round brush
  • hot glue gun (glue sticks)
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • foam brush
  • brayer
  • embellishments of choice (nest, bunny, eggs)
  • twine
  • scrapbook paper (or vintage sheet music)
  • alphabet sticker (of choice)
  • paper trimmer
  • shadow box
  • wooden banner (with pennants)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: Keep paper towels handy to wipe up any drips. Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Sand the wooden shadow box and pennants to remove any rough edges. Wipe away any sanding dust with a damp paper towel.
  2. Paint the frame and outer sides of the box with two coats of Pistachio Mint using a 1/2" flat brush. (Be sure to paint inside of the decorative cut-outs of the frame with a small flat brush.)
  3. Mix (1) part Snow White with (1) part Pistachio Mint to create a lighter shade of green. Paint the inner edges of the box with two coats of the mix. Save the mix for the next step.
  4. Paint four pennants in Pistachio Mint; three pennants in the 1:1 mix of Snow White and Pistachio Mint from Step Three; three pennants in Baby Pink; and two pennants in a 1:1 mix of Snow White and Baby Pink. Allow the paint to dry and apply an additional coat, as needed.
  5. Dip the handle end of any brush in Snow White. Create a polka dot border along each pennant by carefully pressing dots of paint. Load with more paint for each dot. Let dry.
  6. Using alphabet stickers of choice, spell out the desired words or phrase, using one letter per pennant. String onto lengths of twine and set aside.
  7. Measure and cut decorative paper or vintage sheet music to fit inside the shadow box.
  8. Using a foam brush, apply a light and even layer of Matte Decou-Page to the back side of the paper. Carefully apply to the inside of the shadow box, smoothing out any wrinkles with fingers or a brayer. Apply an additional coat of Decou-Page on top of the paper.
  9. Using a hot glue gun, glue the nest to the right inside of the box. Glue a spray of eggs to the inside. (See final photo for placement.)
  10. Glue the rabbit to the left inside of the box. (See final photo for placement.)
  11. Add the banner to the box by using a bit of hot glue to attach the pennants at each end of banners to the frame of the box. Hot glue the ends of twine, hiding them beneath the banner.