Easy Bunny Watercolor Art

March 25, 2015Allison Murray
This cute little bunny watercolor wall art is easy to make and so cute. Perfect for Spring going into Easter!

This cute little bunny watercolor wall art is easy to make and so cute. Perfect for Spring going into Easter!

I love art. I love going to art museums and learning about paintings and techniques and whatnot.In no way, shape or form feel like the things I make are art, like in the fine art sense of the word. I craft. I make things that are pretty to decorate my home, but will never hang in an art gallery somewhere!

And it’s pretty awesome to be a crafty art lover. I’ve made a Mondrian latch-hook rug and created a Picasso cross stitch chart using online software. The rug has since been given away to charity as I have a little house and the things I make are starting to greatly exceed the room I have! And sadly, I cannot find my freaking Picasso stitchery, but I will and I will finish it one of these days (in a long, long time because that is a freaking ton of stitches to complete!)

Sometimes I’ll want to hang up a print from an artist I love or, more often than not, find a painting from a thrift store to decorate my walls. And I tend to use a lot of mirrors. Not because I totally check myself out every time I walk by them, because as my mail lady can attest due to my appearance, I hardly ever actually look in them. But they make lots of lovely light and I adore the sunshine!

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So when I need something cute and simple I tend to make what I need myself. Now this “art” isn’t going to rival a masterpiece but dang if it isn’t super cute!

This cute little bunny watercolor wall art is easy to make and so cute. Perfect for Spring going into Easter!

For this you will need:

This cute little bunny watercolor wall art is easy to make and so cute. Perfect for Spring going into Easter!

These are my supplies. My watercolors are in tubes that you add water to in a small vessel. (doesn’t that sound fancy, woo!) These are actually square shot glasses (losing the class here, maybe?)

My paper and my watercolors are the cheapest I could find. You don’t need an expensive pad of watercolor paper or fancy paints. Just grab what you find for a decent price and let’s get at it.

This cute little bunny watercolor wall art is easy to make and so cute. Perfect for Spring going into Easter!

To work with water colors you lightly wet the paper and brush the watered down paint onto it. Here you can see where I was just painting blobs that started to run when I picked the paper up. The paint will spread giving it a pretty, soft look (don’t use the one above as reference, though!)

This cute little bunny watercolor wall art is easy to make and so cute. Perfect for Spring going into Easter!

If  you’re no artist (and I’m not, remember?) just keep adding your colors until you’re happy with the paper as a background for your bunny we’ll be cutting out…

This cute little bunny watercolor wall art is easy to make and so cute. Perfect for Spring going into Easter!

If you want something a bit more controlled, You can draw a shape to fit within your frame lightly with a pencil. Splash your colors on the paper but within the boundaries of the shape you made after wetting the paper down lightly. The paint will naturally spread a bit giving the shape those lovely, fuzzy, bleeding edges. Once dry, use a good eraser to remove your line!

This cute little bunny watercolor wall art is easy to make and so cute. Perfect for Spring going into Easter!

Next you’ll need to cut out your shape. Now the glass in my frame broke ages ago because I’m clumsy and can’t be expected to mess with a sheet of glass on the regular and keep it in one piece… That is really neither here nor there but I guess I just felt like telling you that!

This cute little bunny watercolor wall art is easy to make and so cute. Perfect for Spring going into Easter!

 

Cut your shape out of your kraft card stock. Click the bunny above or visit this link to get your Silhouette cut file. No fancy cutting machine? No problem, print out the shape to use as a template with scissors or an X-acto knife!

This cute little bunny watercolor wall art is easy to make and so cute. Perfect for Spring going into Easter!

Glue into the center of the watercolor and then trim down to size and frame.

This cute little bunny watercolor wall art is easy to make and so cute. Perfect for Spring going into Easter!

Boom! Look at that! So cute and so easy. Not quite a Picasso but pretty awesome all the same! Paired with the pretty floral topiary I made a while back, this is quite a bit of spring/Easter decor that totally celebrates my favorite season!

 

Comments (2)

  • Mike

    March 28, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Pretty awesome art Allison! Are you sure that you’re not a trained artist? Because I think that your bunny watercolor art here is pretty darn amazing! And it looks real simple to do. And what a perfect thing to paint with Easter right around the corner. :)
    Forget Picasso. This is awesome!
    Great job Allison!
    And I too get inspiration from visiting the museum in my town.

  • Sasha

    March 29, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    I love how simple and pretty this is!

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