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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