Tuesday, April 03, 2012

everyday decorating- easter eggs!

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Who says you need messy dyes and paint to decorate Easter eggs?! Recently I challenged myself to utilize everyday things that I had on hand to decorate a dozen eggs!


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As I have shared in the past, I love using white out pens in a variety of projects! Why not use it on the surface of my eggs. I started by painting the eggs with acrylic paint and then doodled over the top with a white out pen.

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Believe it or not q-tips are a wonderful supply to use in all sorts of projects. You can dip them in paint and use to add polka dots OR use them to pull paint away from a surface.

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I covered my egg with a light layer of acrylic paint and then used q-tips to mover around the paint and pull paint away from the surface to create a design.

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Bubble wrap is one of the best ways to create an interesting surface! Simply cover the bubble wrap in paint.

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Roll the egg across the surface.

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There is nothing better than using simple lettering and handwriting as subject matter in creative projects! Using a sharpie pen I journaled all over the surface of my eggs.

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In my opinion scribbling is TOTALLY overrated! Use colorful scribbles with permanent marker to cover the surface of eggs.


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A ball point pen goes a long way in my world! I used a two pens from the junk drawer to sketch all over the surface of my eggs.

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The result- 1 dozen creative eggs!

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***Please note- I always blow out the yolk from my eggs (I don't like hard boiled eggs!!) and typically make a quiche or a frittata. I like that my eggs can last beyond Easter and become more like little pieces of art.


For more of my egg decorating tutorials-

35 comments:

  1. Darned if those aren't the prettiest Easter eggs I've ever seen.

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  2. I've never seen a prettier Easter eggs than this. You're so creative.

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  3. I love them! They are original and very easy to make at the same time! They can also be made with a lot of personal variations! Thanks!
    GOOD WORK!
    Have a great Easter!

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  4. Those look fantastic! They are so different than your average Easter egg. :o)

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  5. Hello,

    thats so lovely i like your styl of eggs very match.

    greatings send you Conny

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  6. Inspired ideas as always! I especially love the Q-tips and bubble wrap.

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  7. These are so much cooler then the ones in magazines, YOU ROCK!!

    I will do this with mine and let the kids stick to the messy dye in a cup ones we do each year.

    Great job on using different things for all of them. Love them all but I think the ones with writing on them are my favorite. Now I can't wait to do this!!

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  8. how adorable!!! what do you do with all the eggs you blew out???

    eggs here in France are brown, and color just doesn't work well....

    but I love what you do with eggs, and the ones from past years as well!!!

    happy easter and happy egg hunting for Lucy!!!

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  9. these are great -- another wonderful inspiration -- thanks alisa -- have a great easter with little lucy and your husband :0)

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  10. so awesome! they look like 90s graffiti eggs! i love them!

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  11. I cannot wait for Easter now! I'll definitely have to try some of these techniques!

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  12. how FUN...can't wait to have fun with my grandbabies decorating our eggs using your inspiration. Thank you for sharing..Happy Easter

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  13. Who knew egg shell was such a great susbtrate for using ball point pen? Those are definitely my favorites!

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  14. These are the best eggs I have ever seen!!! So creative! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  15. OK I'm in LOVE with your graffiti eggs Alisa! Way cooler than those 'normal' coloured eggs!

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  16. Awesome ideas and so different...thanks for sharing!

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  17. Brilliant! So very pretty. You are one resourceful girl :)

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  18. I just love your style. These are so cool and unusual.

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  19. i'm awestruck by your ideas dear alisa. you've wowed me, yet again. :)

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  20. Oh!!! de très très jolis oeufs...
    Bisous

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  21. Gorgeous and creative!
    Take care,
    Shauna

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  22. Truly cool idea!! Your blog is so fun and beautiful! I add it on my blog slinks!!

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  23. That`s a good thing that exist creative people! You are one of them! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Oh my heck! I am so impressed with you.

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  25. Just wanted to make sure the items you use to decorate the eggs do not seep through onto the egg "parts" inside?

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  26. Love the feather ones. Great job! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  27. Cute! You're so creative!

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  28. Wow these are amazing, I love all the different ideas

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  29. great inspiration! xx

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  30. Anonymous8:18 PM

    thanks for share..

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