Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Decked Out Urban Grafitti Eggs Worth Finding. Tutorial

Awwww, just in time for Easter! I have been wanting to do a tutorial on Easter egg decorating for quite some time now, but I wanted to make something unique, fun and easy. I think I managed to do it. Big bang for cheap bucks. You know it's going to be easy, so don't let these pictures fool you. Here are a couple of pics of the finished product.

pic 2 by you.

pic 3 by you.

Don't they look delicious? The best part is, that no chicks were sacrificed! These are made from el cheapo plastic ones. I know, not too environmentally friendly, however, I had to pick, and saving a chick won over filling a landfill. I am sure these can be recycled some how, some way.

Ok, on to the tutorial.

Here is a tiny list of supplies.
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bag of plastic eggs
varnish. I used Crafty Chica's varnish with glitter.
(if you are using a plain varnish, add glitter for a little vavoom)
various ink pads
decorative tissue paper (gift wrap tissue papers work great)
black marker pen
gold leaf flakes (you can get these at Joann's or Michaels and use a coupon)
wax paper (for your work surface and for a place for your eggs to dry)
paint brush

crayons and small quilting iron

Normally, I take pics of steps, and I did, but they disappeared somewhere from me taking out my memory card and sticking it in my puter. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

No worries, because it is so easy, and there are so few steps, I am confident, that you will be able to follow me.

Step one.
tear your decorative tissue and newspaper into small strips . and then coat your eggs with varnish and start applying strips in random places. I covered some eggs with just tissue, some with just newspaper strips and some with a little of both.
After eggs are completely covered, let dry.

Step 2.
Give your eggs a little rub down with your colored ink pads. I just rub the eggs directly on my ink pads in random places. If they get to much ink in one area, I just wipe a little of the excess off with a paper towel.

Step 3. Dip your brush into your water container and then dip brush into your gold leafing and start applying to your eggs in random spots. Go as crazy as you want. I love the gold shimmer, and I love the blinged out look.
Let dry.

After eggs are dry, you can start free drawing some doodles on your eggs for a more "urban feel" of you can grab your favorite rubber stamp and stamp a few images here and there. Really, at this point, you can do anything. glue some charms, fibers, anything. There is no wrong or right way to complete your eggs.


To take my eggs to the next level, I heated up my mini quilting iron and melted some crayons directly on the iron, and randomly applied the melted crayon to my eggs for an encaustic touch.

Need more explanation on encaustic? Click here for an easy tutorial I did in the past.


Tricked out eggs that will be the talk of the hunt!

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I hope you give this idea a try, and do tell a homie!


glorv1 said...

Looks like that was a lot of fun. I haven't done that for a long time. I may do some this year. They look great.Thx for the lesson.

ilovetocreate said...

These are amazing. We do a crafty roundup on Friday and we will feature them. Thanks for such a great idea using Crafty Chica products!

Sacred Yoli said...

Thank you!

SC-The Artful Mama said...

These are gorgeous!!! Next year I'll give them a try.... Got my eggs all ready to go already this year!
Thanks for your lovely comment about my "Grungy" tag!!
The Tim Holtz classes that I'm taking in Berkeley are April 18.
I know he's teaching near Sac in June. Are you going???
Susan Chong
aka: The Artful Mama

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Yoli! I love your tricked out eggs! They look so much fun to create. Thanks for sharing this lovely tutorial with us! Have a wonderful day!

Lisa :)

Sacred Yoli said...

Thanks everyone! I hope you give it a try. They are so much fun, and so much prettier in person!

TheFancyChola said...

Awsome! Thanks for the sacred tips!! I dig the eggs!

Pam said...

Mujer you so rock the easter egg! I want to try these babies, but it's gotta wait until after next week. But then again, they are beautiful enough to work even when it's not Easter, eh? Thanks for the great tutorial!

Sacred Yoli said...

Thanks Pam. Another reader mentioned that these would make great ornaments. Hmmmmmmm. :-D