Thursday, March 24, 2011

Primitive Easter Eggs and More Moki!

Yesterday I needed a sewing break, so I made a new type of egg.
I had the plastic eggs that I got and wanted to do something with them, so I thought, why not try decoupage with them.

So, I took both the large and small plastic eggs and sanded them a bit to roughen the surface.
Then I Took out my scrap box and cut up pieces of fabric in varying shapes. I used a paint brush and brushed on some decoupage, then placed a piece of fabric on the egg, then brushed over the fabric with the decoupage again. You want the decoupage to soak into the fabric. I kept doing that, until the egg was covered.

Once they are done, I set them on wax paper to dry. When they were dry, I coated them with a mix of decoupage and walnut ink to antique them. Then dry again. Then I lightly sanded them to give them a worn look and reapplied walnut ink. I wet the brush with a dab of water, just enough to make the walnut coat lightly over the egg. So, if you would like to try your own, it is not hard and can be done with dollar bags of eggs. A great way to use up those small scraps. Or you can use fun prints and let the kids have some fun too.

My eggs were the type you open, so you can use those. I also had tabs on mine, so you do need to sand that piece down so it doesn't stick out in the cloth. Also, if you can get plain ones, that is best. Mine had painted designs which uses up sandpaper faster, since the paint goes onto the sandpaper.

The photos isn't great, flash always makes things look shiny. I need to make some prim chicks or something to add to the bowl.



Moki was in his cute mood today and has been running around with his toys and trying to get Casey to play with him.



Even Casey can't resist Moki's charms and in rare form, gave him a big kiss;)

18 comments:

Linda said...

Love LOVE those eggs!! I think that's a great project to make with the girls. Did you use the regular eggs that open in the middle??

Moki...what a character! Lol!

kelley said...

great prim eggs Deb...looks like a fun time with no sewing!

oh that Moki ~ who could resist such a sweetie...

primitivebettys said...

You are so clever! :)

Jacque. said...

Those eggs are wonderful! Love the black and white pair.

Dorothy said...

My girlfriend made me some eggs last year covered in 1930's fabrics. I forgot I had them. Must look them out.
They look good in darker fabric too.

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Love the prim eggs Deb! I made some using dollar store eggs...I mixed cinnamon in to the paint and painted the eggs.........
Hugs,
Lynn

patijane said...

Simply love your eggs!!! They look so prim. Great idea, Debbie

Kankanka said...

:))))

moosecraft said...

OMG! Casey and Moki are soooo dang CUTE! :-) Love that pic! The eggs are gorgeous too! Hopefully I will remember to try some before this Easter... ;-)

Courtney said...

What a great idea for the eggs. I could even do this at school with the kiddos!
Thanks,
Courtney

Quilt Hollow said...

Cool eggs!
....and you didn't disappoint with my Moki! (oh your Moki!!)

Beckyjean said...

Love the eggs!! Now I'm wishin I didn't donate all my plastic eggs last year. Oh well, at least it's cheap to buy new ones.

Becky

Staci said...

Love your eggs! Very clever!
Moki has the cutest markings on his tummy, doesn't he? Your furry babies are awfully cute together.

paulette said...

TOO cute!! I also love your eggs- great idea!! And nothing like playing with goop!
P

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

After you left your comment on my blog ( thank you!) re: my colorful Easter chicks,and you said you had made some decoupage eggs, I just had to pop on over hoping you had posted a photo, and you didn't disappoint! I LOVE them!! I will have to get some of those dollar store eggs and try this- yours turned out awesome!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
The eggs turned out great!
Love the pictures of your 4-legged babies.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

KittyWampus said...

Great eggs - but I was distracted by that sweet little Moki...does Moki let you rub that fuzzy little tummy???? (PS - you should sell those eggs for those of us who don't have a fabric stash...or talent!) :o)

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Love the eggs, they would look great in my primitive red wooden bowl.

Moki is too cute with her belly up like that.