Artful Eggs: Six Dozen Extraordinary Ways to Decorate an by Terry Taylor

By Terry Taylor

With greater than 70 amazingly effortless adorning innovations, there’s no “egg-scuse” for letting any egg pass bare back, or ready until eventually Easter, simply because listed here are designs that paintings all year-round. none of the crafting talents is past a beginner’s snatch: in the event you can lower, paste, and paint, you could embellish an egg, no matter if it’s the genuine factor, or one made of plastic, pâpier-maché, styrofoam, or maybe wooden. Découpage an egg with paper napkins, and end it with a transparent varnish to re-create the glance of excellent china. want an enticing door exhibit? try out threading specked quail eggs on silk ribbon alongside the sting of an enthralling rustic wreath. From subdued splendor to very good funk, there's a wide variety of types to fit each taste.

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My first thought was what a great stamping tool it would be. They come two to a package and in different shapes and sizes, so look around to see what interesting ones you can find. Materials • materials for base, see page 10 • double-stick tape • scissors or craft knife • toe spacer foam • stamp pad or paint • brayer and Plexiglas if paint is used • paper Stamped using stamp pads on construction paper. indd 34 11/23/09 6:35:09 PM 11/23/09 3:42:34 PM Text (RAY) Job:11-15854 Title:RP-Print&Stamp Lab #175 P DTP:216 Page:34 Instructions 1.

Cardstock was first lightly covered with gesso, brayed with yellow paint (Lab 29), then printed with green lines using a melted foam pipe insulation roller (Lab 35), and then stamped using paint with the buttons block. Tips • Only the highest points of the buttons will print. Buttons with a raised brim that are placed facing up will only print as outlined circles. flip them over to print a solid circle with holes. i like to combine a variety of sizes facing both ways. • The buttons block prints best with thick paint, but can also be printed using a stamp pad (shown at right) if it is sprayed with a thin coat of workable fixative.

6. Press the ponytail holders block onto the paper, applying pressure, and then remove it. Construction paper first printed using paint with the ponytail holders block, then with a melted foam pipe insulation roller (Lab 35). Tips • for the specific kind of ponytail holders that i used, stamp pads do not work very well for printing. You’ll need to experiment with the kind you are using to see what works best. • experiment with applying more than one color of paint at a time onto the block. Stamped using paint.

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