Sunday, March 18, 2012

C'mon Spring!

I needed to put together a tutorial for Paper Wishes today, and since I'm REALLY in the mood for Spring to hurry up and get here, I decided to try some Easter eggs.

I tried coloring one with Copic markers - did okay, but you could see the brush strokes. 
I then tried one using Distress Inks and the Ranger Foam applicator. I got the best results with this technique.

I also tried the Distress inks using a reinker and a sponge but never could get it to dry! I even tried heat setting it - I finally had to wipe it off!
I then applied some Dazzles, flowers and rhinestones.

Coloring the Dazzles with Copic markers gave a really pretty effect!

I also found that using four corners at the top of the egg worked well too.

And one last tip - it seems like the Scrapbook Dazzles must have a different kind of adhesive - I had a very hard time getting them to stick to the eggs, and had to use glue.  I don't know what is different but there must be something!

What will you create! Show me your creations!


Karenliz said...

Nancy your eggs are beautiful. Never thought of using dazzles. I've had the same experience with scrapbook dazzles too. They just don't stick to anything but paper. Weird!

Carol J said...

Great eggs, saw them over on PW too. I know what you mean about the Scrapbook Dazzles, I have even had some that wouldn't stick to paper ! PW replaced them, but still weren't very good. The regular Dazzles have always worked well for me, maybe it is just the older Scrapbook ones.

Becca Sadler said...

the eggs are egg-ceptional!!!!

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