|My Easter egg collage (the bottom row is felted, I'll save that post for another day)|
Eggs to color (this year I tried some new naturals dyes, still a mystery in the fridge...). Above are some of the blown out chicken eggs that I have painted with acrylics and nail polish over the years.
|The fabric egg display.|
|I start with styrofoam eggs and sand away the ridge. My other ingredient is glue, preferably Modge Podge or a matte medium.|
|I pick some fabric scraps and randomly cut them into smallish shapes. Fabric selection is important as if it's too thin the glue will seep through and if it's too thick it will not "hug" the egg.|
|I start by brushing a layer of glue onto my egg and randomly attaching my fabric pieces.|
|Make sure that the pieces butt up against each other with no spaces showing.|
|Some overlap is OK as long as the fabric is not too thick.|
|As I start running out of space, I start cutting my fabric pieces to fit. Hopefully only the last few will need to be trimmed.|
Have fun digging into your stash!
I didn't put out any of my decorations this year. :-(
Your collection is so varied and wonderful!
Natalya this are just wonderful...I really appreciate your love of tradition and all the creativity you put into these egg "gems"
the eggs are just beautiful. i esp love the felted ones. thanks for showing us how to decorate a foam egg. Have a wonderful Easter.
Natalya, this is a great technique for using scraps of beautiful fabrics...I love this idea! Thanks for sharing it. joni
They are all so beautiful!!! I also had a post about Easter eggs...
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