Friday, April 20, 2012

Easter Egg Challenge 2012

A friend & I have a little crafty challenge group that we run. The Easter week challenge was to alter any kind of egg in any way so I tried my hand at a mixed media egg. I took a real egg, poked holes in each end and blew it's insides out. Once it was clean and dry I used  Golden Matte Medium to apply 4 layers of old torn up sewing patterns. The matte medium is similar to Mod Podge but doesn't dry tacky and just looks nicer, in my opinion. Plus it works well with the thin paper sewing pattern. Using black StazOn ink I stamped the birdcage  onto a piece of sewing pattern and applied it. Tied the tulle around it & added a little black prima rose. Next I painted the birds bellies with Nutmeg Twinkling H20s and I was good to go. It was fun to make and really pretty easy. I can't wait to make more using some vintage images. I got the idea from a video tutorial that Marah Johnson did. You can see her tutorial here: Marah Johnsons Mixed Media Egg Tutorial.

 I hope I inspired you to give this a try. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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  1. This is so beautiful! I would have never guessed this was a real egg that you altered! I love this!

    Tiffany ♥

  2. love it and i never think to use pattern paper. but i gives it a beautiful vintage look

  3. How nice, only a crafter would think of this. I wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting and becoming my newest follower. I really appreciate new friends. I am now your newest follower. Traci