I've got another one of those little altered cardboard eggs to show you today. This was actually the first one I created after being inspired by the new Dutch Doobadoo Butterflies which I received in the post. If you haven't seen them, then you really need to take a peek - they are STUNNING (so much so I've already ordered some more!!!)
To be totally honest with you, when I first looked at the butterflies I thought they were going to be really flimsy as they are so intricate and delicate looking, but I was wrong! They are amazingly robust, so much so that they took two coats of paint and a light misting with a reactor agent.
So what did I do? Well the first thing I did was to remove the inner lip from the edge of the egg so that I could place a hinge to allow the egg to be opened and closed. Next I coated the egg with a generous coat of Gesso.
Whilst I waited for the Gesso to dry I started painting all of the objects that I intended to use on the project with Vereday Paint. Once I'd covered everything with two coats of paint I lightly spritzed it with the reactor solution and left it to work it's magic.
Once the egg and decorative pieces were completely dry I assembled the egg et voila!!
Now I know this isn't to everyone's liking but I had fun making it and I actually quite like the finished item. I'm going to give this to my MIL instead of an Easter Egg as she's diabetic and can't have ordinary chocolate and doesn't like the diabetic stuff!
These eggs are quite addictive and I have another one in the pipeline already! I just hope that I can complete it before Easter!!!
Thanks for stopping by today.
I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Just B Creative Crazy - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art Only
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Easter
Pause, Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Monochrome
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Winged Things
That Craft Place - Anything Goes/Easter