Altering Paper Mache Eggs

Mar 11, 2013

Altering Paper Mache Eggs

I altered these paper mache eggs from start to fin­ish in less than an hour. These paper mache eggs mea­sure approx­i­mately 1.5″ in length so they are rather small and per­fect to clus­ter together to accent lit­tle areas around your home. I started alter­ing these eggs by first paint­ing each one with Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Blank Can­vas acrylic paint. When the eggs are painted it makes the paper tape more vibrant.

You don’t have to use paper tape either, you can use Washi Tape, Maya Road Fab­ric Tape, Tim Holtz Tis­sue Tape, basi­cally any­thing you wish. Even mask­ing tape with stamped images using an archival ink would look nice. Now, that I’ve shared a few tips here are the sup­plies I used to alter my paper mache eggs.

Paper Mache Eggs, Martha Stew­art Paper Tape, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Blank Can­vas Acrylic Paint, Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage Matte and a Paint Brush

You will paint each egg white and let dry. Once the eggs are dry cover each one using paper tape. Here is a video show­ing these steps. Alter­ing Your Eggs Part 1

Once you’ve cov­ered each of your paper mache eggs, using a paint brush cover each one with Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage Matte and roll into some Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, let dry. Here is a video show­ing these steps. Alter­ing Your Eggs Part 2

Altered Paper Mache Eggs

Once dry you can arrange your eggs in a small bas­ket with minia­ture paper flow­ers placed around as I did or attach a bow and twine hanger on top and use them as an orna­ment or hang them on a long piece of twine to use as a ban­ner.  Here is a video show­ing mine in a small metal bas­ket. Fin­ished Paper Mache Eggs

Today, bright and early I headed to the stu­dio with my edi­tor Kristy Con­lin to start pho­tograph­ing all the step outs for my book. I finally got to meet Kristy in per­son and it’s so fun hang­ing out with Chris­tine Polom­sky in her stu­dio. She is super sweet, fun and so tal­ented. I’ll update my blog this week so you can see a lit­tle of what goes on behind the scenes. It’s amaz­ing how many peo­ple have added their cre­ative touches from start to fin­ish in help­ing me achieve my dream… a Delight Trilology.

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  • Patti

    I made these but i used the plas­tic snap together eggs, so far they are turn­ing out very cute. Cant wait to get them glittered.

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