Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Collage and Turquoise Colored Easter Eggs

Probably you all ready know how to decorate these eggs, but I couldn't resist sharing how I made these turquoise eggs for my bird nests that I made to display on my mantel.
One at a time, I pricked the eggs at both ends with a needle and carefully blew out the entire contents, and let it dry about an hour. I covered the hole with gift wrapping tissue; just glue a little piece of wrapping tissue like you see in the photo, and don't worry, the patch will not show when the egg is submerged in the water because the paper will absorb the color.
I get this beautiful turquoise color using a 1/4cup of warm water, 1tsp.vinager, 4 drops of blue and 2 of green. My little boy helped me color the eggs, and we let the eggs dry.
Then I sprayed the eggs using a toothbrush. I used an acrylic burnt umber paint color diluted with water to consistency of milk.

 I left some eggs white but I sprayed them with paint using the toothbush, you could use a sponge for this effect.
I found this amazing free clip art at the Graphics Fairy blogspot.

 I made little cuts all around the image, so it can be glued without wrinkles onto the egg.

Add a little bit of glue on the image and rub it with your finger to remove any air bubbles.

 I love these nests. I found them at the Graphics Fairy too.
"Do right, and God's recompense to you will be the power of doing more right. Give, and God's reward to you will be the spirit of giving more; a blessed spirit, for is the Spirit of God Himself, whose life is the blessedness of giving. Love, and God will pay you with the capacity of more love; for love is Heaven--love is God within you. F.W.Robertson.

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~Have a Wonderful day and keep yourself crafty~

7 comments:

ann said...

I love your Easter Tree and the prints on the eggs. So creative and fun, and beautiful.

Painting Tips and Tricks said...

This looks great! I like the way of how you did this.Thanks for giving tips on how to remove air bubbles/wrinkles on the image glued to the egg. I appreciate that, if i may say, the end product looks fantastic! thanks!

As you have or haven't known I have a painting blog. If you aren't doing anything you could drop by anytime. Thanks!

delia hornbook said...

Those are so lovely they remind of the famous Russian Faberge eggs. dee x

Zondra Art said...

Great work, I lake it!

Happyone : ) said...

Those eggs are just beautiful. Thanks for showing us how you made them.

Bente said...

I love your easter eggs. Beautiful.

Have a super week

Bente

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous way to share the message of Easter!

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