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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