Put All your Eggs in One Basket

4:39 am Craft Trends, Crafts, Easter, Home Decor
327 Flares 327 Flares ×

By Guest Blogger Terri Gunderson, from the blog “Whats The Drone”.

 I discovered this technique quite accidental. I originally started out making paper eggs for some Easter Cards I was making. I liked the way the cards turned out, and had a thought to try this on some blown out eggs. This is the finished look I got. I really like how marbled and shiny they look. They were quite easy to make, and so much fun. So here is a quick tutorial so you can make your own.

Tools I used to make my beautiful eggs:

Start with blowing out your eggs.  I used a thumb tack and poked a hole in each side of the egg.  I had to make the hole in the bottom a little bigger in order to blow out the inside of the egg.  I also rinsed my eggs under running water to clean them.

To make your first dyed egg, start by picking 3- 4 colors of Adirondack Alcohol Ink.  Make sure one of the Inks are a Mixative. These come in many different colors, silver, gold, copper and bronze.   They will give you that marbled metallic look to the egg.

Using your Ranger stamp pad, randomly apply the colors your chose.

Gently apply to egg until completely covered.  Ink will dry fairly quick.   You can re-stamp the egg if you want a darker effect.

I used two different techniques for apply the embossing powder.   The first one I took a clean felt pad, and applied VersaMark ink to it and gently applied that to the egg in different places. Then I quickly poured the embossing powder over it. The 2nd method I used the Adirondack blending solution. I dropped a few drops of the liquid onto the egg, then quickly poured the embossing powder over that.

But be aware the blending solution, will dilute your color’s wherever you put it on the egg.  But It  also adds a wonderful blending touch that swirls the colors around.   Try it out on a few eggs.  I really like the effect I got.

I recommend using the metallic embossing powders.  They seemed to work the best for me.  But the glitter powders worked too.

Now take your heat tool and apply heat to your embossing powder.   Be very careful, the egg gets really hot. I used a candle holder to hold my egg up while I was using the heat tool.  It worked really good.

And here are some pictures of my finish eggs.  I just love them!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
327 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 5 Pin It Share 321 Google+ 1 StumbleUpon 0 Email -- 327 Flares ×
The following two tabs change content below.

Guest Blogger

Interested in Guest Blogging? Got a project idea you would like to share? A craft tip to tell us about? Then sign up to be a Think Crafts Guest Blogger! If you are interested, simply email us at info@thinkcrafts.com with your blog post title, text and attach any pictures. We will let you know if your post was approved or not, and when it will be posted on Think Crafts. Please also contact us if you have any questions or would like further information regarding guest blogging. We look forward to hearing your ideas!

Latest posts by Guest Blogger (see all)

4 Responses
  1. Noreen :

    Date: April 21, 2011 @ 5:18 PM

    This is definitely worth trying! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Michelle :

    Date: March 10, 2012 @ 9:56 PM

    Do you think that this would work on hard boiled eggs?

  3. Don’t Be a Chicken! Try these 20 Creative Easter Egg Ideas :

    Date: April 17, 2014 @ 4:12 PM

    […] Easter Eggs Check out Think Crafts for […]

  4. Húsvéti tojásfestési ötletek, azoknak akik az utolsó pillanatra hagyták | Pumpkin Paradise Divat Blog :

    Date: June 20, 2014 @ 5:07 AM

    […] Remélem elég sokan vagytok, akik ebben a csodás időben csak most katok észbe, hogy illene néhány húsvéti tojást pingálni, díszíteni, megőrjíteni, vagy éppen csak megfőzni. Gondoltam segítek nektek, és összegyűjtöttem néhány szokatlan, őrült, vagy csak éppen szép ötletet. Válogassatok! A metálfényű tojás elkészítési módját itt láthatjátok. […]

Leave a Comment

Your comment

You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

css.php