April 7, 2007

Altered Easter Eggs

I am one of the Inkling Moderators on the yahoo group RangerInkLink since last July. Here is the latest how-to that I did for the group. The idea came to me when I was in CVS and I saw the plastic eggs and the cermaic egg cups that they would be perfect to alter for my table for Easter.

Easter Eggs a la Ranger

Ranger Adirondack Dabbers
Ranger Stickles
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Perfect Medium
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Range Perfect Pearls Brushes
Plastic Eggs
Egg Cups/holders (optional)
Sand Paper or Acrylic Gesso
Foam brushes
Ric Rac

Using sand paper, sand plastic eggs to create a rough surface for the paint to adhere to. Alternatively use a very thin layer of acrylic gesso to cover the surface of the plastic eggs.

Use Adirondack Dabbers to “paint” the eggs the color of your choice. Let dry completely. Using a foam brush apply a thin layer of Glossy Accents over the paint to give them a sheen. To add sparkle dab eggs with Perfect Medium and then dust on Perfect Pearls (Perfect Sparkle used for this project).

To decorate add ric rac around the middle (seam) of the eggs. Paint ric rac if needed with Acrylic Dabbers to match the color of the eggs. Use Stickles to hand draw patterns onto the eggs. Let dry completely. Enhance the design with rhinestones. Decorate egg holders with Stickles and ric rac. Put eggs into holders and display.
Happy Easter!!!