I have literally had these giant foam egg things for years... sitting in a bag in my closet with a very specific project in mind. This year, I decided it was time to pull them out and actually do it! I was originally inspired by these gorgeous ostrich eggs and have had it bookmarked, also for years. I used them as inspiration, and I'm pretty thrilled with my eggs. I made four of them, since that's all I thought to pick up when I found these babies on clearance at Michael's for like $1 each.
First, I did a pink one:
I gesso'd and painted the egg first, then added lots of trims including some vintage lace I've been hoarding as well as a vintage pendant... I cut off the loop on top and glued it down. TONS of Prima flowers and leaves on top (I edged the leaves in some pink Art Glitter) and added a variety of pretty ribbons. I decided that a common element on all 4 was going to be some kind of jewelry on the front, and a butterfly on top.
I absolutely LOVE the Prima Say-It-In-Pearls swirls that I added on some of these... along with more gorgeous Prima flowers and some pretty gold ribbon and trims.
I painted the egg turquoise, but then I used a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and some Radiant Rain mists on plain tissue paper. I made several sheets so that I'd have enough for what I wanted.
After it was all dry, I used Matte Medium to kind of decoupage it to my egg.
Then after that layer dried, I decorated. I had tried to apply the tissue so that the design would show around the decoration - I think it worked out pretty well.
Finally, I finished the last one tonight. I went copper, brown, and cream on this one. A bit non-traditional, but I liked it... I really wanted to use the vintage cameo pendant.