Mar 17, 2012

Shabby Chic(k) Egg #2

 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. 

From this... this


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.) 

Cut the small-size bunny graphic out and cut notches in the edges, so it will lay flat against the curved egg.

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.


 You may also like the
Decoupage Eggxtravaganza.
Find it HERE.

and the Shabby Chick(k) Egg #1.
 Find it HERE.


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  1. Oh! I found you on Homemaker on a Dime linky party! I will have to try this on an egg. I have to ask, how do you stop your image blurring when you paste it?

  2. Thanks for stopping by!

    So far (knock on wood) I've never had trouble with blurring and bleeding of prints from my inkjet printer using the mod podge decoupage medium, including on painted wood, and I always finish with a coat of the medium on top as a sealer.

    I do get toner-based prints from my local library (10 cents each) for graphics that I transfer with other methods so that the ink will be stable with whatever transfer medium or a water based sealer I use.

    I don't know if it's my particular HP printer ink or the mod podge product that makes my prints work for this project, but you might want to experiment first with yours before applying your inkjet copy to your egg.

    Good luck!

  3. Love your version!! I have the perfect wee cloche for one just like it... it's on my list! Thank you for visiting my blog this morning and your sweet comments! :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, Laurel. This is such a cute project...I LOVE decoupage, but I'm usually too lazy to try it. This one, though, I may have to attempt! :)

  5. Wow, do I ever love that egg! Your version is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by. I'm your newest follower.

  6. Oh, I missed the GF posting of those bunnies! I just did an egg mod podged with a napkin....Trust me, yours is a LOT cuter!!


  7. I'm loving the egg even more! I'm going to have to try one, they look just too adorable under that cloche! Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. That looks gorgeous! I love that you used text as a base, it looks great with the musical notes behind the bunny!

  9. Oooh, your egg turned out great and looks amazing under that cloche. I really like it on the candlestick too. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  10. Such a beautiful job! I love the design. Megan

  11. Love the tut on the darlin eggs sooo sweet and under the glass it is so precious..I am a new follower hope to see more and more.

  12. Just beautiful! These look like so much fun to make. Love the graphics.

  13. So pretty-just love this! Following you from Kate's party-stop by for a visit!

  14. Oh what pretty eggs! You are ready for Easter!

  15. LOVING this project!!! I may have to make me some even though the bunny comes next weekend. Thanx for coming to the party!


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