With my children being older, the traditional dying of hard boiled eggs has passed. However, I still love having a few decorated eggs for Easter. This year I wanted to come up with a unique way to decorate my eggs to compliment my Easter decor that was quick and easy, but also had a more elegant look.
I started with a few basic supplies, plastic eggs, Liquitex Modeling Paste, assorted craft paints, bamboo skewers, a piece of floral foam and a butter knife.
I inserted a bamboo skewer into the bottom of each plastic egg. The eggs already had a few small holes in the bottom, so it was easy to insert the skewer with a gentle pressure.
I frosted each egg with a thick layer of the modeling paste using a butter knife and inserted the skewers into a piece of floral foam.
I dipped the sharp point of a bamboo skewer into the craft paint, and then swirled the color onto the wet egg - like I were putting a swirl design on a frosted cake.
Some of the eggs I left white, so I just swirled the molding paste using the tip of a bamboo skewer.
You want to put the pattern/color on the eggs within a half hour or the paste starts to harden.
Frosting the eggs and applying the color/pattern doesn't take long. I had finished all of my eggs in about a half hour. Leave them to dry and harden overnight.
The skewers were not difficult to remove, I just twisted and pulled them out. You could use a little molding paste to cover the holes left by the skewer - and allow to dry.
The eggs can be lightly sanded if you want. I had a few high peaks that I sanded down with fine grit sandpaper.
I love the texture on the eggs.
The white eggs look beautiful against the green raffia in my little silver bowl.
Colored or all white, they make an elegant display for Easter.
The Liquitex Modeling Paste was purchased at Hobby Lobby in the artist/paint section. The 8 oz. jar I purchased easily covered 14 eggs with some to spare. This paste will dry to a very hard surface, is water proof and non-yellowing. The jar cost me around $15.
If you can ice a cake, you can do this project!
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