Last week The Graphics Fairy posted this beautiful Vintage-Style German Glass Glitter Easter Egg at The Graphics Fairy - Crafts.
Because she is a Fairy who bestows wonderful vintage copyright-free graphics on us, the Graphics Fairy also posted a printable .PDF of these bunnies
Thank you, kind Graphics Fairy!
Seeing the smaller bunny made me think of the leftover undecorated decoupage eggs I had from this project, so I adapted The Graphics Fairy's idea to one of my smaller eggs.
Here's how to do it:
Decoupage a plastic egg following the instructions here.
Print the Graphics Fairy's graphic found here onto regular printer paper. I used my inkjet printer. (Please read my reply to the first comment at the end of this post for more information about using inkjet copies for this project.)
Using a paint brush, coat the back with decoupage medium and apply it right side up to the egg.
Using the paint brush and more medium, carefully brush the bunny so it lays flat against the egg. Let the egg dry completely. (Very important!)
When the egg is dry, apply a thin line of glue around the edge of the graphic.
Holding the egg over a piece of paper that has been folded in half and opened flat again, sprinkle glitter all over the glue.
Turn the egg upside down and tap the extra glitter off. After tapping, there was still a little glitter sticking to the sides of my egg.
If your egg was dry when you started, don't worry, just leave it like this and set it aside to let the glue dry completely. (I left mine overnight.)
Meanwhile, pour the excess glitter on your piece of paper back into its bottle. (The fold you made in the paper earlier will help guide the glitter into the bottle.)
Once the glue on your egg is completely dry, tap the egg again over a waste basket to remove more excess glitter, and use a dry clean paint brush to carefully brush the rest away, leaving only the thin raised glittery line around the graphic.
Now just find the perfect place to display your new egg...
....perched on a candlestick perhaps?
This egg found it's home on some moss under the dome of a pastry stand from T.J. Maxx.
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