After the "egg"stravaganza last week I was cleaning up my work space in preparation for another project when I started to toss away the brown paper bag I had been using to protect my work surface. I noticed the interesting patterns, texture, and spatters that had been left behind. I grabbed a pencil and began to sketch out egg shapes all over the paper.Some of the them I cut out and inked the edges with brown ink, leaving as a flat embellishing element. Others I backed with another part of the paper sack and took over the sewing machine to stitch around the outlines then I stuffed them, finally inking the edges giving me a dimensional embellishment for a future project.The paper sack was one from Cracker Barrel that my friend, Pam, left behind from our craft day last week. We tried to use it with our new paper punches but it was too thin and did not punch well. I tossed it in the trash but decided to use it to protect my work surface when it came time to paint. I wonder if she is going to want her sack back?I made up a trio of Easter tags using the last of the nut shells from last weeks tutorial and I wanted to show you that you don't have to stick to making them look like real eggs, they work just as well in bright colors.
I painted mine solid colors and then glittered over them by brushing on some matte gel medium and using Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter. You could paint little designs on your eggs like polka dots or stripes if you wanted a fancy Easter egg.Now, I need to get back to another yummy handful of leftovers...And I promise you the next post will have nothing to do with eggs! Have a happy Monday!