Hey you guys! My assistant Suzanne Sicuranza is guest posting today with some fantastic artsy Easter Eggs!
Feast your eyes on some Julie-inspired Suzanne-made Easter Eggs. I'll share some photos captured along the way, as well as a few short videos (and if you couldn't already tell, Suzanne written). Let's begin!
Here is our starting point, store bought "chalkboard" eggs from Target:
And here are the finished products artfully waiting to dry in a red solo cup:
First I'll show you a bit of the drawn eggs. The surface was nonporous and black, which made it a nice starting point for Soufflé pens! It also meant that there were some extended drying periods, so I worked on a few at a time (you'll notice I didn't get as many progress shots as Julie does, but hey, I'm learning).
On this side I drew a mini mandala and filled in a bit of color. Great choice because Soufflé pens have just the right spring pastel colors!
For a second doodle driven egg design, I went to a standby favorite - swirls!
In the photo above you can see how the pens transform from a cloudy translucent white to a fully opaque white once they dry.
There's one other egg I made with the Soufflé pens as an homage to Julie's favorite thing ever. See if you can spot it in the group pictures below. ;)
I had a semi-brilliant idea for a few others. What if I were to load up an ArtFoamie with paint, and roll the egg over it? The key is to use paint that won't take forever to dry, and a bamboo skewer as an aid. These eggs luckily already had holes in the bottom. Or top? Is there any real direction to an egg? Moving on...
For this one I layered different colors and different ArtFoamies on top for some cool texture.
This is a short 30-second video that demonstrates the stamping process:
I didn't go too crazy and still let some of the black stay visible. It was quick and easy and made for a good-looking outcome, if I do say so myself.
Next I chose an ArtFoamie with a spring feel and wanted it to be seen as the main focus.
I later add a touch of copper with a Permapaque marker, because metallics are always a good idea.
I had to make one egg just a little different and I wanted to try to make a golden egg, and used black with the stained glass ArtFoamie:
Lastly, if you know me online @concernedowl or in real life, you know my love for purple and owls runs deep. So, I couldn't resist making an owl, but to make it Easter ready I drew on bunny ears using Permapaque markers.
Here they are, all pretty and in a row ready for Easter, or even just for a fun decoration for your home.
In a few of the pictures you can see the other side of the mandala egg, where I wrote Happy Spring. Did you spot the egg I (or should I say eye?...ha) made for Julie? As you can see you can easily take a few of the art supplies you may already have and decorate, or personalize store bought eggs. Think outside the box, or egg carton as the case may be.
Thanks for stopping by!