Yes.. I know, it's true.. I do have an obsession with book print when crafting. I admit it. That's just one of the many reasons I can get enough of the "Artsy Banners" stamp set from Crafty Secrets. ( you can see the entire stamp set below the project photo).
I had these eggs already. I'm not sure, but I think they were clay. They were on a garland of raffia, and were panted in really light pastel colors. I loved them but the garland was quite heavy, so I decided to redo them so that I could put them out in big metal tray I have. I was just going to cut them apart, but then I got carried way. lol Glad I did, because now I like them even more. I decided to add a bit more color to them by using Tattered Angels Chalkboard paints. I chose three colors. Sprout, Decadence, and Peacock. I sprayed it on them, then let it dry just about 30 seconds and then wiped the excess off. I was lucky that these eggs already had a crackle on them, but you could easily crackle coat yours before hand also, if you wanted.
After they were totally dry, I used the text stamp from the set below and Versafine (Vintage Sepia) ink and randomly stamped around the egg.( using different areas of the text, so you aren't just repeating the same text pattern). I didn't try to continuously stamp the entire stamp, I just stamped short segments onto the egg randomly. I held the egg with my finger and thumb at the top and bottom of the egg as I stamped, so I didnt smear the stamped area before it was dry. It dry's pretty quickly. Then you can stamp where your finger and thumb were. I didn't shoot for perfection by any means. But still.. love the outcome.
Yesterday I was out and about , so I picked up a candle and a clay pot, that I plan to try next :)
While I was out, I decided I'd check at Hobby Lobby and see what they had for eggs there, that could be used in this same way. Bingo! Found a number of different ones that would work. Sorry for the ..not so great photo them, but I just took them with my phone. I found these, in a container like this and individually, in the Easter isle ( where all Easter things are 40% off right now btw). But I'm sure you can find similar ones to these at Michaels, JoAnns, ect..
Then back in the other "paintable" clay and porcelain things, I found more. In two different sizes.
And in the "wood" shapes..... you guessed it, EGGS! I'm sure you could find paper machae eggs in different sizes also, I just forgot to check that. The only things I think might not work well, are slick porcelain eggs, or something with a very uneven coating. So if you stay away from non porous and/or bumpy.. I think you'll be fine:)
Okay.. time to share photos from the day. It was SO nice here today. Unseasonably warm for early March, so since it was Dan's( and Weston's) day off, we decided to take lunch to the cabin and meet up with Wes.
Molly dog came along of course. After lunch we took off for a little hike.
That dog, sticks by Wes's side, no matter what.
We saw lots of cool things along the way, like this old wagon.
Hey, even Wes looks poople, by the time we got to the top. Can you see the river in the background?
Here's to a good day
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