February 21, 2012

Primitive Eggs





It has been a rare event for me to do any crafting lately. But I managed to whip up a batch of primitive painted eggs this past weekend. When I mentioned it in my previous post, some of my blogging friends requested a photo. I’m happy to oblige! 

The paper mache eggs are available this time of year at your local craft stores. It doesn’t take a lot of skill, time, or expense to do these. With a little supervision, it would be a good project for children or grandchildren too. Thanks to the countless acrylic paints available, you can customize your colors. I have previously painted some in muted pastels. I got a hankering to paint this latest batch in a neutral buttermilk color. I also used a light hand with the sanding so that they would compliment a cottage d├ęcor. You can easily vary the amount of distressing. 

I pinned a tutorial on my Pinterest site, but HERE is a convenient link it you want to try making these. As a final touch, I sprayed the eggs with a satin polyurethane spray. This step is not mentioned in the linked instructions. 

Have fun!

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love them! Thanks for showing them off! They look smoother than I would have imagined but maybe I'm thinking of paper mache from my youth! heehee! Love the neutral colors...they look real! ♥

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  2. Thanks, Donna. Love your paper mache eggs. And the neutral buttermilk color is PERFECT....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Let me know when they hatch! Just kidding! I think they look totally cute. You did a great job.
    HUGS
    Kim

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  4. I LOVE these! I want to make them too! Thanks for the pic!!

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  5. These are SO Pretty!! Is there Anything you Can't do???Hahahaaaa!!
    hughugs

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  6. I really like those. I think I may have to make a trip to the craft store this weekend and pick up some eggs

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  7. How pretty! I have to admit...I cheated and bought mine yesterday when out shopping. ( smaller ones in patels) love the brown paper grass you used...gives me an idea to do mine this way!

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  8. Girl those are great. Excellent photo too.

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