Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Paper Tole Egg

I love paper tole and am learning how to do egg art. That made this egg a must make for me. It actually came in a kit I purchases last fall at an egg art show. It came with the goose egg already cut with the intricate pattern (I certainly have not mastered cutting them, lol). One picture of the flowers was decoupaged onto the egg while another came on one sheet of paper.

First I added the glitter and gold twine. Then I proceeded to do the hard part, cutting out each leaf and flower petal. Boy, I really thought it would be incredably hard, but it was not to bad at all with the help of a couple of layers of mod podge.

Each leaf and flower petal were shaped then adhered to the egg using some Alene's clear tacky glue. Sadly, as the paper settled, some of the shaping flattened, but the toling still shows a little. With a couple of Swarovski gems and a bow (something I need to work on, lol) the egg came together quite quickly, only taking a couple of hours. Not bad for my first one. The kit came with the topper and base, and with the magic of E6000 the egg is firmly in place.

I think I am going to add a little gold butterfly, I just love them and did not think of it before I took the photos.

I hope you like this different paper craft/egg art. Have you dabbled into something new? Maybe stepped out of your comfort zone? I really would love to see it!!! If you can, leave me a comment with your blog address and I will certainly pop in for a visit. :o)

I am entering this in the following challenge:
Ginger Loft: use those flowers

Hugs,

3 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word Sandy!! This is stunning!! LOVE the flowers and I think a gold butterfly would be just the perfect touch to this!! :) TFS! HUGS

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Sandy this is excellent work, I have not seen this sort of craft before but I will look forward to seeing more, those flowers look stunning, wow, first class work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

ahlers5 said...

This is so beautiful. I have never seen anything like this before. Love it!