Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Easter Egg Decorating: Part 2

From the Stampin' Up! Blog:

Easter Egg Decorating: Part 2


Easter is just around the corner! Woo hoo! If you’re looking for some fun ways to decorate eggs, check out the following projects. As with Egg Decorating: Part 1, you’ll want to work with clean, dry egg shells, drained of their yolks.
For this egg decorating session, making pretty eggs in Stampin’ Up! colors was first on my list. I discovered that you could paint the shells with Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills (US/CA) or color them with Stampin’ Write Markers (US/CA) —with great results!  Once the egg shell is covered with ink, wipe it off with a tissue. Keep applying color until you achieve the shade you want.

You might want to draw on your egg shells with Stampin’ Write Markers, as I did here.

Brown eggs are super-fun to work with, too. To decorate them, I punched flowers from Soho Subway Designer Series Paper using the Pansy Punch, then adhered the flowers to the eggs with Mod Podge. After the Mod Podge dried, I wrapped the eggs with Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, White Baker’s Twine, and Gold Sequin Trim, then embellished with flowers made using the Simple Stems Stamp Set, the Petite Petals Stamp Set, and the Petite Petals Punch.  I decorated one egg shell with a flower punched from Tea Lace Paper Doilies (using the Pansy Punch). And I filled a clear egg with confetti made using cardstock and the 1/2" Circle Punch. So much fun. Check out the little chocolate bunny in a jar. Wouldn’t he make a sweet Easter gift for co-workers or friends?

White plastic eggs are easy to work with and are perfect for Easter home d├ęcor projects. Using the Morning Post Alphabet Stamp Set, I stamped “Easter” in Basic Black ink on Whisper White Cardstock, then backed each letter with Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper circles punched using the 1-1/2" and 1-3/4" Circle Punches. Easy! Just adhere the circles to the plastic eggs using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Why not have a little Easter egg decorating party for your friends? (Tip: Have everyone bring their own eggs—cleaned and ready to embellish.) Just arrange some spring flowers in mason jars, put out a plate of coconut cupcakes, and cue up some fun music; then you and your besties can break out your mad design skills and embellish away!
Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer

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