Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tissue Paper and Twine Egg Tutorial

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Tissue Twine SIde
Last year “BB” ( before blogging) I made some Easter eggs covered with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. True to my deal hunting ways, I picked up several more of the eggs I used after Easter when they were on sale for $.49. Michaels has them again this year and even at regular price they’re $.99:
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I had an idea in my head ( uh-oh) that I wasn’t sure would work but I figured the most I was out was $.49…not a big price to pay. I slapped some Mod Podge on the egg and then smooshed some torn tissue paper on. Continue the slap and smoosh. The tissue drinks up the Mod Podge and it’s really easy to blend the edges so you don’t have seams. Better if you tear your tissue. Just regular old tissue that some stores give you way too much of and you don’t throw it away tissue.
Tissue Paper Egg
For this one I only covered the top half of the egg because the plan was to cover the bottom half with twine. Once this was dry, I painted it with acrylic craft paint in a robins egg blue and then dry brushed it with white and taupe. After that was dry I started in the middle with a dab of hot glue and started wrapping the rest of the egg in cotton twine. That took the longest but it’s pretty self explanatory.
Twine Wrapped Egg
To finish, I tore a strip of muslin, wrapped around the middle and tied a dragonfly charm to the knot with more twine. I added Prima paper flowers, a button, and a self adhesive rhinestone.
Tissue Twine Flower
I made a second egg using the same process only this time I covered the whole egg with tissue. I went around the middle of this one with a K&Co scrapbook border ( Flora and Fauna) , a strip of muslin, another brass charm, and small paper flowers ( Kaiser Scrapbook) and coordinating rhinestones:
Tissue Flower Bowl
Here are both of them in an alabaster footed bowl ( cobbled together from Salvation Army finds) :
Tissue, Twine, Bowl (2)
I’m “egg-static” with the outcome!
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25 comments:

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Adorable! Just adorable!

jandjhome said...

Very sweet. I love the twine and the colors.

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

Oh, I just love these! Thank you so much for sharing them!!!

Trisha said...

I just love Mod Podge!! That egg turned out so cute:)

Melissa said...

I love the contrasting textures of the first one but the second egg is prettier...

Aaron said...

These are now on my to-do list! Thank you for sharing.

-Aaron {the girl with the boy's name}

mudpiesandmarigolds.blogspot.com

Michele Pacey said...

First of all, I love the tissue recycling and second of all, these are just gorgeous, Carol! Just egg-cellent! :)

Sassy Marsha said...

I'll have to borrow from Michele, egg-cellent!

I use tissue paper for making faux leather for my miniature making but never thought about this! I am going to have to try this! I have several styrofoam eggs to try it on!

Linda said...

Charming project, Carol! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

JC's Loft said...

Oh so cool! That is super easy to!! Thanks for sharing with use : )

Paula

Netty said...

The eggs turned out brilliantly. Please note I didn't make any jokes here........lol
If you go back and look at my blog in the comments section you will see I have commented on the comments about my singing........ lol Hugs Annette x

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Those came out super cute! I love the twine. Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

1CardCreator said...

These eggs are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Vonda said...

These are lovely!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

Gorgeous eggs! Thanks for sharing!

ps - I'm your newest follower :)

Karen T said...

I hopped over here from Suzy's linky party. I like what you've done with these eggs. Looks like I should hang on to the tissue paper in my gift bags now...

cailen ascher said...

what a perfect easter craft! so cute!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

These are really pretty, Carol. I love the shade of blue and the different textures.

Naturally Me Creations said...

Aw, these eggs are so pretty & cute! What lovely little decorations they make. :)

Tnx so much for stopping by to link these up!!

Erin said...

Those are so pretty!! I love the calming color and feel of them. :)

Bella@Bellabeforeandafter.blogspot.com said...

This is such an awesome project. I love the way it turned out. WHat a great idea.

Totally beautiful!!

Hugs,

Bella :)

Monica said...

So divine and stylish.

Thanks for sharing.

I must remember to vote for this.

xxx Monica

Jenn Erickson said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors and embellishments!

Aretusa said...

Hi!
Your idea is great.
I published it in my new post.
Hope you will enjoy it.
CIAO!
http://petitepoohmonamour.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

Yippeeee! So happy for you, specially because I voted for this wonderful creation. Well done! Congratulations!

xxx Monica