Friday, February 24, 2012

Altered Egg and Tutorial!

Good morning and TGIF to you! I have an altered project to share with you today and a mini tutorial on how I created my version of a Faberge egg.  This egg even opens to place a little gift inside.  I probably should have taken a picture, but I didn't, so you'll have to trust me on this one! ; )

I picked up a couple of these metal eggs from Michaels in their seasonal aisle.  It is kind of cute....but I knew I wanted to create something fabulous with 'em! 
So I spray painted it to give it a good base coat. I just used a cream color.
After the egg is dry, I covered it with Mod Podge and sprinkled it with a pretty silver glitter from Martha Stewart.  I have another egg I created with a different color that I will share with you next week.  Just choose whatever color pleases you!
I've had several people ask how I tie my bows using the seam binding.  I think my next tutorial will be a step by step for that, but I hope you can kind of see here how I did it.  A double bow on each side and tie it in the middle with twine.  Don't worry if it isn't perfect!
For this egg I did use my glue gun to adhere everything.  I love to layer my embellishments, so this is the order I built this egg in.  First hot glue the bow/twine to the egg.  I glued it a bit off center towards the fattest part of the egg. 
I cut 3 leaves using my Cricut and the Flower Shoppe cartridge.  
I had a few feathers in my stash I knew I wanted to add.....after all it IS an egg! ; ) And a few acrylic pieces from Prima.  I like them because they add a subtle look to the egg without overpowering it.
And lastly, I add my flowers.  The flowers are once again from the Sizzix 3-D flowers die.  
As I mentioned earlier, I have one more egg to share with you next week in a completely different color scheme!
I am off to the American Girl Doll store with Cort this Sunday.  My guys are spending the day together doing "guy" stuff.....which is nice! I am hoping to get a bit of crafting time in as lately, I haven't had much time!  
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for popping by!

14 comments:

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Oh, my goodness! This egg is gorgeous! Thank you so much for the step-by-step tutorial! The photos make it so much easier to follow and recreate! I can't wait to see the egg for next week!
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Diane Hodrick said...

What a great project. I love that you put feathers on it. Well, of course. ;) Thanks for the great tutorial. It is nice to see the process that leads to Michele Magic. I love this one. May have to send one to my daughter....she goes to RIT and her mascot is a tiger. I wish I could make tiger stripes pretty. ;)

craftymrs said...

wow! What a transformation. It really is the little details in this project that make it amazing. Have a great weekend! The American Girl store is on my bucket list!

Sis Patterson said...

I don't think I would have come up with this idea if Martha Stewart herself sent me all of the supplies and said make something fabulous from it!

Amazing and lovely project - I am in awe of your concept and how flawlessly it is executed. Beautiful and can't wait to see #2!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for the step by step layering directions too! I always wonder how you get all those yummy layers on there!!!

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Heather Jensen said...

So pretty Michelle. The glitter looks amazing. I have seen these eggs and didn't think to do such a pretty project. :)

Margie H said...

Amazing project, Michele!! Love the step outs - thanks! I can't even imagine the BEFORE shot! WOW!

Liz S. said...

Love the egg. You'll have a blast at the American Girl Doll store. It's amazing. If you get a chance to do the lunch or dinner thing, please do. That was the best part for me.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Wow Michelle! This is just out of this world stunning!!! Looooove this!

Rea' said...

Absolutely beautiful, the color combination is awesome, and the textures. I like the feather detail, those colors with that green and the pink ribbon... WOW!

vdoyle8 said...

WOW -- you definitely have a great style!! And can really pull your embellishments together. I wish I had your eye - lavish without being overdone! Beautiful!

Barbara A. said...

Wow...this is beautiful....love it and thank you, thank you,thank you for the step by step tutorial! This really helps me out alot. Michele...I can't wait for your tutorial on "bows", I still can't make a decent bow!!! :(! Thanks for sharing!

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Michele.

Hugs Riet.xx

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