Hi everyone!! Lynne here, and today I have a piece of Springtime Decor for you. Of course, this egg also lends itself quite nicely to Easter Decor.
I purchased a large plastic Easter Egg at my local dollar store, which I needed to gesso. The easiest way to do that, was to cover it with tissue paper first, and then gesso. Next came stenciling with light molding paste and a Tim Holtz stencil. This was not easy to do!! But I really wasn't looking to have a perfect pattern, I just wanted more texture.
Once it was dry, I flipped the egg upside down, and sprayed it heavily with a teal/blue mist, letting it run down to the top of the egg, and dried it. Then I flipped it right side up, and misted with the pearlescent, letting it run down the sides and mixing with the teal/blue. This gave me a sort of ombre look.
From my stash, I ran a piece of velvet ribbon through some lace, and just wrapped it around the egg. Then came the fun part, adding flowers!!
I adore the Briar Rose Canvas flowers!!! And I made sure they took center stage. They are so gorgeous!!! I surrounded them with Velvet Pansies in white and a few Petites in pink.
I didn't want to cover all the white on my seam binding, but I wanted a bit of yellow to complement the pansies, so I drew short lines here and there on the ribbon with a distress marker, and then I misted it with water. I picked up the ribbon in some paper towels and squeezed out as much water as I could, and then I repeated that a second time, this lightened the color a bit. Once I was happy with it, I kept it scrunched up, and dried it with my heat tool. I finished the piece with an older piece of bling next to the flowers.
Textured Elements Briar Rose Canvas Teal 5008-104
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst in TiffanyLou Blue
Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz in Pearlescents
Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil
Hug Snug Seam Binding
Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Fossilized Amber
Golden Light Molding Paste
Gesso, Tissue Paper, Lace, Ribbon, Bling, Large Plastic Egg