Thursday, April 7, 2011

Silver Leaf Egg

Who knew paper mache could look so good. I had picked up a large egg at my local craft store over a month ago and didn't have any idea what I would do with it. But yesterday I got out some paint and silver leaf.... First I painted the egg black with craft paint. After that dried, I painted silver/gold leaf sizing over the paint and let dry til it was just tacky (about 10 minutes). Then I used 1 1/2 sheets of silver leaf over the entire egg. A little black paint showed through here and there but that made it look a little aged. Brushed off any extra silver and gave the egg a light spray of gloss sealer. I then loosely tied a ribbon around the egg and that's it. Simple, easy and I don't think it cost me more than 5 bucks total, and it adds a little sparkle to my Easter display on my mantel. Diana

8 comments:

  1. So pretty, the ribbon adds a nice touch!

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  2. Looks lovely, I'll have to try silver leaf sometime! xx

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  3. wow. this is an awesome idea. It looks go great with that green ribbon.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  4. so pretty and classy looking! I think I will copper leaf one. Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  5. I love everything about this. I think I'm going to try it out on a birdie...

    notverydomestic.blogspot.com

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  6. ACk!!! I love this idea! I purchased some paper mache eggs too and haven't had a chance to decorate them. Glad I didn't! Might have to do this!

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  7. Hi There! I love how your project turned out! It reminds me of Willy Wonka in a very high-end sort of way.

    I shared your project on BabyCenter's blog Momformation today! You can see it here:

    http://blogs.babycenter.com/life_and_home/5-egg-cellent-easter-egg-crafts/

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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