Friday, April 14, 2017
When I was a kid I loved dyeing eggs for the celebration of Easter. When it comes to dyeing eggs and dipping them in dye, I loved leaving the egg in the dye as long as I could, until someone wanted that color. I tried to make my eggs the most vibrant. I remember using the dye tablets, vinegar, and hot water. Now as you look through the store aisles you can find other ways to dye your eggs.
When it comes to Easter eggs, dipping them in dye is so much more fun especially when you have kids around.
For getting creative and a more long-lasting result, I tried decoupage.
The art of Decoupage or Découpage is an old art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto the object. It is a bit time consuming and depending on the object, it can be a bit messy.
As you layer the Mod Podge and paper cut-outs the effect is beautiful and timeless!
Here’s whatcha need:
- Plastic eggs
- decorative napkins or tissue paper cut into small strips or squares
- Mod Podge or Elmer’s White Glue will work
- Foam brush or paint brush
Here’s how you begin.
Grab an egg, dip your brush in the Mod Podge and start gluing.
Layer the paper cut outs.
As you lay the cut outs on the egg, brush another layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper. Layer the paper cut-outs/strips to the plastic egg until you have hidden the colored plastic egg.
Just a tip: Using thinner paper is probably the best. I tried a thicker paper from scrap-booking materials. The heavier paper is it a bit more difficult to get to lay flat and take out the bubbles.
Be careful not to let your hands get too sticky while handling the egg. The paper will stick to your fingers and pull away from the egg. Oh, yes. I learned the hard way!:(
Use your brush to seal and smooth out the bubbles and wrinkles in the paper.
Then let dry. Super easy! Easy squeezy!;)
Here is the finished product.
Have a blessed weekend celebrating Easter and
the Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Happy Good Friday!