Saturday, April 9, 2011

Faux Oeuf en Chocolat aka Faux Chocolate Egg

I thought I'd share a project I did earlier in the month for a guest post over at The Scrap Shoppe. It was inspired by a graphic that had been put up at The Graphics Fairy, a vintage chocolate label! Did that have my name written on it or what?


I started with a plastic egg from Michaels that I painted a couple coats of  a deep chocolate brown. I used Folk Art’s Coffee Bean.
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Once the egg was completely dipped in chocolate, I was ready to decorate!
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I printed out my image from The Graphics Fairy, sealed it with a Krylon matte finish spray sealer and then tore around the edges.

These eggs have a flat spot on the back so make sure you apply your pic to the rounded side! I used Mod Podge to apply. If only they’d make a chocolate scented Mod Podge!

Once that was dry, I went over the whole thing lightly with some gold paint. I just scrunched up a plastic bag and dabbed the paint on all  over.

I had some brown and cream self adhesive pearls ( Michaels) and some dark brown paper flowers in my stash that I used to embellish the front of the egg.
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I put one whole strip of brown pearls in the middle of the label, and then used individual cream pearls as the centers for the flowers and randomly on the label.

Finally, I used self adhesive scrapbook borders by K&Co ( Sheer Simplicity , neutral collection) to go around the egg to finish it off. This collection contains neutral browns and beiges and metallic gold so I used the brown and gold of the same pattern, with the straight sides back to back.

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So there you have it, a chocolate egg with 0 calories!
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16 comments:

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohhhhhh, I have to do this!!! I have that graphic already saved and an egg and everything else!! I really LOVE this! Thank you for sharing!!!

xxoo

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

This is so cute! way to make something so little so adorable!
Crystal

Marlee's Creations said...

Hi! I saw you at Naturally Me Creations. New follower here. That egg looks yummy and pretty!

Our Hopeful Home said...

W-O-W! Looks yummy! Reminds me of olde world decorated eggs ~ beautiful! You're too crafty, girl!

Kathleen

Melissa said...

Sorry - I can't help myself - I am having a flashback to the eighties.

Said in a querulous old lady's voice "Where's the chocolate?"

Seriously though, it is very pretty.

Christine said...

Very, very nice! Those chocolate labels are some of my favorites...I love how you used this one on the egg...

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh my word...how did I miss that graphic?? I LOVE THIS!

Have I ever told you how wonderful you are to share all your "how to's" with us?

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

1CardCreator said...

Wow, what a beautiful egg!

Netty said...

This is terrific, although I am so disappointed its not real chocolate....because I come here to get my chocky fix....sob sob.
Annette x

Michelle L. said...

Loved it then, love it now! You are the mistress of scrapbook supplies on non-scrapbook projects!

Lori said...

Very cool graphic! And you did an eggs-cellent job altering the egg with it! (Sorry, couldn't help it)

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

That is gorgeous! And looks good enough to eat, hehe.

Sandy Ang said...

What perfect inspiration for Easter. I'm going to try my hand at podge modging some eggs too

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks delicious and you can't beat the calories involved! I really like this and the different embellishments you added make it look like its a fancy chocolate wrapped up all pretty.

Visiting from Brag Monday!

Mixed Media/ Altered Crafts said...

Amazing!Your egg turned out great!Looks like a real yummy chocolate egg! Beautiful Work. Tee

FineArtPainting said...

Absolutely wonderful. I really like how your egg came out.

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