Hello everyone! I have always loved decorating Easter eggs and today I have some “next level” Easter eggs for you! These gilded eggs are stunning and surprisingly simple to do!
It is important to note that I used blown out raw eggs for these techniques. Never use eggs that you intend to eat.
If you have never blown out a raw egg, it’s very easy to do. I used a thumb tack to make a tiny hole on each end of a raw egg and then placed my mouth covering one end and blew out the contents. I washed the egg shells and let them dry before coloring with food coloring.
After the colored eggs dried I sponged on some IndigoBlu FlitterGlu, which is a wonderful glue that stays tacky even after drying, making it perfect for stamping and gilding eggs!
I dipped each of the tacky eggs into a different color of Nuvo Gilding Flakes: gold, copper and silver.
I used Scoochy Foam to buff off the excess gilding and polish the eggs.
Alcohol inks make it easy to achieve a marbled look on your eggs.
I used Tim Holtz Rustic Lodge Alcohol Inks in Bottle and Denim. Use gloves (or your fingers will be stained for days) and move the colors around on the egg.
Then I added drops of Blending Solution which allowed the colors to bleed. The solution also provides a nice shine to the eggs.
And finally, an Easter egg window card to send to someone far away.
To make the window I glued a 4 3/4″ square of The Sweet Life green dot paper and a 3″ white cardstock scalloped circle die-cut to the card front.
Center a 2 1/2″ circle cutting die on the scalloped circle and secure with Stencil Tape.
Open the card, lay flat and run through the die cutting machine.
Die cut an Easter egg and Script Greeting “happy” from Gold Sparkle Holographic Paper. Back the egg with pink paper from The Sweet Life Paper Pack and glue the egg to the back of the window edge. Embellish the egg and scallops with Fuchsia Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers and glue the “happy” die cut below the window.
That’s all for today. I hope you have an egg-ceptional time with your Easter crafts!