I hope you all had a great weekend! The weather is finally feeling a bit spring like! Today is the Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and linky party. The challenge this month is to create something Easter or spring like.
I was in the mood to redecorate a bit and bring in elements of spring to my living room.
I had a stash of paper mache eggs and thought I would like to alter them.
I have 3 here, but have a couple more that just aren't quite finished yet. ;)
I nestled them in some moss and a bird's nest I purchased from Hobby Lobby.
So here's the scoop on how I made them. I printed the paper from Crafty Secrets that I liked on regular printer paper. The thinner the better for Modge Podging. (Yes, I totally made that a verb!)
Tear little pieces and start gluing it right to the egg. You want to be generous with the Modge Podge....under the paper, and over the paper. (On your hands, on your jeans, on your sweatshirt...pretty soon your hands start sticking together....OH! Wait! That's just me!)
I wanted my eggs to have a realistic speckled appearance so I grabbed this.....
I placed my egg on the glass bottle.........in my bathtub. Yes, I said, bathtub. (It was raining and dark when I was taking photos....so one has to be creative in situations like this!) ;) Then I sprayed.....and made a mess.
And yes, I DID have to clean my bathtub afterwards....
I printed the carrots from the Bunny Hop Digital collection. I cut them out by hand.
I wanted to give them a bit of color, so I pulled out my distress markers.
After coloring them, I covered the tops with glossy accents and sprinkled them with Flower Soft. The carrot was also given a coating of glossy accents for more dimension.
Here are some close ups of my finished eggs.....
Be sure to stop by the other DT ladies' blogs for more inspiration!
- Kathy Clement Team Leader
- Vicki Chrisman
- Michele Kovack - 300+ Gallery!
- Darlene Pavlick
- Sheila Rumney
- Elizabeth Lincoln
- Cherry Nelson