Apr 14, 2011

Crafty Thursday: Earthy Eggs

So for my birds nest and an up coming craft I wanted eggs to decorate with, but I wanted something a little more earthy looking, I tried to just paint plastic eggs...that didn't work. So I got the idea to use Mod Podge to glue tissue paper to the eggs and then paint over!
Drying after Mod Podging (is that a word...) the tissue paper on. I used a box and toothpicks to hold my eggs so they wouldn't stick to my table.
Then blending different colors, white, yellow, brown, light blue, and light green to make earthy tones and painted! When dry I added a little bit of water to brown and splattered the eggs.
After drying I realized the eggs were a matte finish, and I was wanting more of a glossy one.
So I added more Mod Podge and let dry and they turned out glossy and beautiful! Stay tuned, next week I will show you how I used them!

5 comments:

Veronika said...

Hello! I just linked up on Homemaker on a Dime blog, and you were the blog link before me :)
This is such a great idea! I would've never guessed these were plastic eggs! How creative :)

MELANIE said...

Visiting over from the party. Love this idea! I have a love for birds, nests and eggs. This is a project I will have to try!

MJ
Lucky 7 Design

Jill said...

Great looking eggs! Simple yet very effective! I like it!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Those eggs are sooo ready for the Easter Party! Thank you for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Christine said...

So adorable! I love the spotted robin's egg look. Thanks for linking up with my Show and Share party.