anyone decorating eggs?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by verity, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the midst of decoupaging some of our eggs ---

    Anybody else doing this?

    The hens did the first part for me by giving us their lovely colored eggs -- such helpful girls -- :)
     
  2. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    Quote:I wont be decoupaging but I will be decorating some duck eggs and tiny bantam eggs very soon, we have them coming out of our ears! I am thinking baout making chocolate filled eggs too. Saw it on a blog online, looks like good fun.
     
  3. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to make ukrainian eggs, and I loved it. I wasnt that good at it, but it was fun and calming for. But Ive since given that up since I got sick and lost alot of my eyesight.
    Its defentally a wonderful hobbie to get into!
     
  4. FarmerVal

    FarmerVal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may be a silly question, but do you drill a tiny hole in the egg to get rid of the inside before decoupaging? Two of my EEs lay two different beautiful shades of blue/green.
     
  5. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I use a large sewing needle to carefully prick a hole in the egg -- I have a little syringe that helps empty the contents -- but you can use a needle to prick a hole in each end of the egg, 'stir' insides with the needle to break up the yolk, and then blow the contents into a bowl --

    Rinse egg well and I use a weak bleach solution to clean the inside with the syringe but this is not necessary --

    It's fun to see what you can do with an egg --

    Please share pictures!
     
  6. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I tried the Ukrainian eggs a few years ago and i was TERRIBLE at it -- it was fun, tho -- :)
    I'm so sorry you've lost some of your sight -- I am facing that as well -- but I just figure I can't see the 'mistakes' as well now --
     
  7. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    missred871 I'd love to see pictures of your projects -- :)

    I might try that chocolate technique as well -- I am 'moving slowly' on my Easter projects -- several more steps with the decoupaging and finishing up some tiny needle-felted bunnies that I've been working on --

    I love Easter -- new beginnings, etc. [​IMG]
     
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    FarmerVal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a fun project! I think I just may have to try it out...

    So after all the contents are out, you just decoupage? How many coats?
     
  9. FarmerVal

    FarmerVal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ahh, needle felting. Another crafty venture I'd love to make one day, once I find the time [​IMG] I have WAY too many hobbies [​IMG]
     
  10. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I use small designs cut from fancy napkins -- they 'form' around the egg easily -- then usually do three or four coats followed by clear spray-on acrylic --
    I hope to finish a couple of them tomorrow but I so easily distracted -- I can get -side-tracked' by anything --

    and, yes, so many craft techniques -- so little time!

    I have been needle-felting with DOG HAIR -- I know, I know -- really weird but it works better for the tiny rabbits I've made than the 'real' sheep-wool roving that I bought --

    I've tried to post pictures but can't 'crack the code' with Photo-Bucket --

    Later, if anyone is interested and knows how to do the 'picture-posting' thing, I will e-mail pictures to that person to put on this thread ---

    My husband has had a good laugh at my projects --- I reminded him that 'I have to work with what I have' --- and, believe me, I have dog hair -- and egg shells!
     

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