DIY Bunny graphic mug

Happy weekend! it’s a sunshine-filled one here so far (whisper it), so we’re braving the still-biting winds and revelling in a much-needed dose of Vitamin D.  Whilst we do, here’s a few moments of craftiness from the past week, using my finished rabbit sketch (below) to create the beginnings of a very bunnyish Easter household…

rabbit sketch in chalk pencils

I sketched the rabbit in graphic pencils after searching wildlife photos for inspiration (wrestling a real-life rabbit was a challenge too far), then scanned it (which leached out some of the shades and subtleties, but never mind), and then printed it onto inkjet transfer paper to create decals for a set of plain white plates and a cream jug (top and below).  I used Lazertran paper which I’m very familiar with, but there are many different kinds on the market, particularly in the US.  With Lazertran inkjet you simply print, leave to dry and then soak in water to release the decal before applying.  A coat of varnish seals it in place, though if you’re using this only decoratively you won’t need it.

DIY Bunny graphic plate

I then printed the image onto t-shirt iron-on transfer paper (after trying many brands over the years I find Epson Cool Peel one of the most reliable for good colour and low cracking of the image, although not the cheapest).  I stitched on a scrap of fabric as a neck scarf and added a bright button to make it more fun for Harry… though I’m tempted to print this onto a shirt for myself, or a tote bag… we’ll see.

DIY Cool Bunny Shirt

And here’s the main man himself modelling it with a certain degree of style and panache.  If you’re wondering what he’s watching over my shoulder, that’s his dad, creeping up on me whilst pretending to be a bear and attempting to lick my ear. Photography can be a very startlingly and occasionally wet hobby, I find…

DIY Bunny shirt

If you want to have a go, here’s a PDF of my sketch attached for you to download; I’ve obviously been playing with image transfer but you could equally just print onto cardstock or paper for Spring cards, invites or general decor.

Bunny Printable from katescreativespace

Bunny Printable from katescreativespace

Have a lovely weekend, whether you’re revelling in sunshine or counting out the days until it arrives.. not long now!

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