Here are my altered paper mache eggs.
This is what I have been working on for the past few weeks.
On a few, I used some of my pressed flowers. A neat way to remember my garden.
I tried one out using some book pages, butterfly paper punch and cut apart some flower trim.
I used to hold the eggs while painting and drying, a floral styrofoam block.
two coast of Golden artist gesso
For the pressed flower ones, I painted them after the gesso, using Martha Stewart acrylic craft paint in summer linen.
Traci Bautista collage pauge (Aleene's product) was used to adhere the flowers. Once dried I added another layer of collage pauge and sprinkled some clear glitter.
The inspiration came from this magazine that purchased back in 2013. In the magazine they used styrofoam eggs. I think I will give that a try too.
I did do a Goggle search on Easter eggs and saw so many beautifully decorate eggs. It is endless on what you can do with them.
Once they dried, the look was not what I had hoped they would look like. I was going to toss them into the trash. Before I did that, I decided to add a little more collage pauge and glittered the heck out of them.
Glitter makes everything look better.
This one I tried a different glitter, tinsel.
I added some ribbon, a flower and a paper banner.
I got to used what I had in my supply stash to embellish.
Then I tried some pretty napkins too.
So much easy to apply to the egg.
On a couple of them I used Folk Art acrylic paint in light blue (added some white paint to soften the color).
To apply the collage pauge and acrylic paint, I used nylon brushes. I waste too much of both using the craft sponges. I found a nice three pack of brushes at Jo-anns. Loew Cornell brand for all media. The set comes with a shader #4, angular shader #5 and flat/glaze 3/4". Perfect for a stater like me. I will be added a few more brushes to my crafting tote.
It was a lot of fun trying something new
I hope to do more in the near future.
Now I have a few more Spring/Easter decorations to add to my home this year.
Thank you for taking the time to visit.
Wishing you a beautiful day.
Also, I want to share this beautiful sunrise photo with you. This was taken last Sunday.
As Hubby and I were driving to church the skies changed again (about an hour later). The sun was so bright as if Heaven opened up.
It was one spectacular sunrise.