Saturday, January 10, 2015

ADORNit Art Play Paintable Watercolor "Bunny" stand-up display

On Monday, the design team at Mountain Plains Crafters participated in a joint blog hop with ADORNit; creator of all things, fabric, paper crafts and the all new Art Play Paintables, designed by artist Lindsay Ostrom.  We created sooooo many lovely things that I'm breaking it down in a more detailed format this week, featuring each of my creations in detail with tutorials. 

To see all the projects from the ADORNit blog hop, go here:  

For my final creation with ADORNit this week, I've watercolored this sweet bunny from the "Happy" Art Play Paintables collection.  Once again, I've used my Tombow Dual brush pens from the Bright collection  (Can you tell, I love them?) and Tombow Xtreme adhesive runner.

 To watercolor, I simply marked directly onto this paper with my pens, then dipping a paintbrush in water to blend the colors.  For example, I used yellow and blue for the sky background, and blended together.  The "fence" is a piece of designer paper from the GCD Studios Funhouse 12x12 designer paper stack, that I scalloped to look like a fence.  I also used Flower Soft "Meadow" and Flower Soft tacky glue to create the dimensional grass.  The white swirly circles and the white on the bunny, were colored in with a white gel pen. 

 Initially, I was going to turn this piece into a cute tag, but then I decided to make it into a little stand-up display, something that would be cute on a bedroom dresser, or give to a friend.  I even added a piece of Xyron magnetic tape so it can be placed for display on top of a computer or metal file cabinet.  I bet a teacher would love to have this on his/her desk at school. 

To make the stand-up more secure, I adhered a backing of heavy duty white cardstock to the back of my image, and created a pop-out stand for balance.  I didn't go by any instructions, just played with it until I achieved what I needed.  Another piece of heavy cardstock, along with the magnet strip on the bottom, helps balance the weight.  I'm really happy with how it turned out!

Thanks for spending the week with me!  It's been so much fun creating for ADORNit.

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