An easy tutorial on how to paint purple buffalo check plaid with painters tape. This DIY plaid Easter bunny is the perfect DIY Easter decor craft.
Getting ready for Easter this year I wanted to paint a plaid bunny for my front door. Today I am going to show you how to paint a plaid Easter bunny. What’s cuter than a purple buffalo check plaid Easter bunny?
Want a multicolored plaid look? Check out how to paint multicolored plaid here.
HOW TO PAINT Purple BUFFALO CHECK PLAID
I have painted buffalo check plenty of times before. So I grabbed my Frog tape and paint and started crafting.
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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE A DIY PLAID Easter bunny
- Wooden Easter Bunny (I got this at Michaels)
- Frog Tape
- White Chalk Paint
- Light Purple, Medium Purple, Deeper Purple and White Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- White Pom Pom or Cotton
- Glue Gun
Let’s paint some purple buffalo check plaid. All you really need is some painters tape, paint brushes and paint. Now I will tell you the best tape to use is Frog tape. The paint blocking technology is just superior for crisp lines.
MIX PAINT COLORS
Now you are going to need 3 colors to make this purple buffalo check plaid. A light purple, medium purple and a deeper purple. Now you can do this by purchasing all the colors or mixing your own.
We are going to start by painting the base of your sign white. When painting buffalo check I always use a chalk paint for the base of the sign. This helps with the paint not peeling up with the painters tape.
TAPE OFF HORIZONTAL STRIPES
Starting at the bottom of your sign tape horizontal stripes. Pressing them down smoothly on the wood to create a seal. Use a piece of tape as a spacer in between stripes. This is more efficient than measuring and marking spaces with a pencil.
PAINT HORIZONTAL STRIPES
Using your lightest purple paint the horizontal stripes. Be sure not to over saturate your paint brush. A few light coats can help with bleeding. Check out this technique for painting crisp lines.
Remove painters tape while it’s still a bit wet.
TAPE OFF VERTICAL STRIPES
Starting at the far right side use your space tape flush against the side. Then start to tape the vertical stripes.
PAINT VERTICAL STRIPES
Using the medium purple start to paint your vertical stripes. DO NOT remove the painters tape. Let paint dry completely.
TAPE HORIZONTAL STRIPES.
Starting at the bottom of the sign start to tape your horizontal stripes.
PAINT THE CHECK
With a thin amount of dark purple paint on your brush start painting the open squares on your sign. Apply two thin coats of the purple paint.
Now here is to see if we did it correctly. Peel back all of your painters tape. And just like that you have created your own buffalo check sign. Did any paint bleed through? Don’t worry once it’s fully dry just use some extra paint to touch it up with a small detail brush.
Add a cotton tail
Grab a hot glue gun and a white pom pom or cotton ball and add a cotton tail to your bunny. This just adds a little dimension and makes your plaid easter Bunny even cuter.