Sunday, February 24, 2013

Faux Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Last week on one of my days off, I painted a couple of bisque bunny figurines that I had purchased thrifting for $1 each.


Since the bunnies did not have a shiny finish, the acrylic paint stuck very well.  I mixed Walnut Noyer, Burnt Sienna and Raw Sienna.  Not sure of the proportions.  I winged it.  I brushed on several coats with a foam brush.  I then sealed them with a water based matte poly.





Real chocolate bunny and mine.  Mine is a little darker.


 I think he looks like a chocolate bunny.


 I decoupaged the label from a chocolate bunny wrapper to the outside of an old crock.


 This is bunny number two.




 I added some shredded brown paper and chocolate foil eggs to the crock.











Now to put away the crafting mess!









 
Joining Brenday for Tweak It Tuesday.













39 comments:

  1. Great paint job! How cute..love them.

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  2. They look darling siting in the grass filled crock. '-)

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  3. How do you keep from eating them? They really do look real.

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  4. Hi Carlene!
    You are amazing! Your Low Cal chocolate bunnies are mouthwateringly delicious. Your vignettes are just darling.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Have a great week.
    Smiles,
    Carolynn
    ps..I sure like your new header!

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  5. Hello!!!
    Love to visit and follower other Minnesota gals!
    Very "sweet" idea!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  6. Your painted bunnies look good enough to eat! Now you've got me craving chocolate!

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  7. Cute Carlene. They really does look real. I have a faux one that I stick under a cloche. My grandies still think it's real. Fun idea for the crock. Thinking I will start pulling out my Easter this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. I bought two fake chocolate bunnies and I was so proud of myself, and now I see how creative you were making your own! They look great!

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  9. What a great idea to paint the bunnies chocolate! They look good enough to eat!!

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  10. Love your chocolate bunny displays. You are have just too much fun.
    Blessings,
    Audrey z.
    Timeless Treasures

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  11. Your bunny looks like real chocolate...you did a great job!! It is so cute in the crock!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  12. Adorable! I want to pinch his ears off..lol I always go for the ears first.. Love the entire vignette..
    hugs, Cherry

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  13. OK... I'm on the hunt for bunnies now, I want to paint some to look like chocolate too!

    Bliss

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  14. Hi Carlene,
    Oh my goodness your bunny looks good enough to eat..he looks so real and yummy LOL. I know I can't eat him, but he really does look enough to eat his ears off first.
    You are so creative! I love him.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  15. Sheer awesomeness Carlene. I am sitting here eating chocolate Peepsters right this minute. hugs friend, olive

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  16. These are adorable!!! I just purchased what looks to be the same two bunnies yesterday. I had hoped to cover with moss, but they are too small....this is perfect. Yours are so cute, thanks for the inspiration! Visting from BNOP.

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  17. Watch the teeth. I know someone will try to bight 'em because they REALLY look like quality chocolate. So cute I must find some chalkware bunnies and copy. Cute Cute Cute

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  18. I like how you did the crock, and the bunny looks like the really good kind that tastes like expensive chocolate and not like the cheap ones that taste like greasy chemicals. Put that in a room with kids and you'll probably find teeth marks on it later.

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  19. How cute...and what a "sweet" idea! I love the bunnies and your book page bunny as well. I will be looking for a bunny to do this with soon! I am your newest follower and I hope you will stop by and visit me sometime as well!

    Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  20. Yum! Looks like chocolate to me!

    Judy

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  21. Yummers.... LOL. They look fantastic, Carlene! I need to paint some $ store bunnies of my own. :-)

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  22. Oh my goodness, Carlene! They look so real! Great job!...hugs...Debbie

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  23. Carlene..those bunnies are so stinkin cute I can't stand it! You did a great job of making them look like real chocolate! That crock is the perfect place for the one to live.

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  24. Oh how I love this!!! I have collected faux chocolate bunnies for years, but never thought to paint my own. Can't wait to try it out! Jane

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  25. Sooo cute and clever, I think you got the color just right. What a clever way to display him in the crock along with the paper and eggs.

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  26. So cute and FAT free...love your chocolate bunny!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  27. Hi Carlene, Your chocolate bunnies are too cute. How cute sitting in the crock. I have done this for gifts when friends can not eat chocolate. You got the color perfect too.
    Happy Creating,
    Celestina Marie

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  28. Oh my goodness what a great idea!!!!! I would never have guessed that that's not a real chocolate bunny! What a great little trick! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. OMYGOSH...they look just like chocolate, Carlene. Just cute as can be...

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  30. You bunnies definitely look like chocolate. I love the crock too. How fun. Hugs, Marty

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  31. Carlene, they look good enough to eat. So cute! laurie

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  32. Love this idea - thanks for sharing! I'm new to your blog and I love your ideas and creativity. Can't wait to see more :)

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  33. These look so real and yummy! Beautiful display!

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  34. So cute! I love chocolate bunnies! :)

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  35. These look soooo real and yummy too:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  36. Wow, They look like chocolate. What an amazing paint job. They'll last for many Easter's. Great Project!

    Jody

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  37. Wow! At first I didn't see where you were going with it but boy oh boy do they ever look like REAL chocolate bunnies! I'm really impressed! You are SO good at that stuff!

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