Craft Project - Decoupaged Eggsby Wen Zientek-SicoDecoupaging offers an almost unlimited amount of design possibilities that range from fun to elegant. Almost any thin paper can be used for decoupage, and you don't need any fancy or expensive materials.
Decoupaging offers an almost unlimited amount of design possibilities that range from fun to elegant. Almost any thin paper can be used for decoupage, and you don't need any fancy or expensive materials. This project should only be done with Blown Eggs. They will last longer, and some of the techniques used to decorate these eggs might affect hard boiled eggs and make them unsafe to eat. Blown Eggs also will last forever and make great keepsakes or ornaments.
White or brown blown eggs
Decoupage paper, images, magazines, thin photos, or other designs
White glue or decoupage glue
Cut assorted small shapes or images from thin paper or use precut shapes. Thick paper or photos will not conform to shape of the egg easily unless they are very, very small shapes. For photos, we had the best results using color photocopies. Using white glue or decoupage glue (we used antiquing decoupage glue in our Pansy Egg and plain white glue to make our Rose Egg) liberally spread glue on the back of the desired design. Place on the egg and position as desired. Coat the entire egg, including the paper surface with at least one coat of glue, letting dry well between coats. Varnish if desired.
Project Developed and Photographed by Wen Zientek-Sico. Styled by Wen Zientek-Sico, Thomas Sico, and an assortment of helpers.
Decorating Eggs : Exquisite Designs With Wax & Dye
by Jane Pollak
If you are looking for absolutely incredible ideas for decorating eggs, you cannot go wrong with this book! It has some of the most gorgeous patterns techniques you will find anywhere. Filled with full-color photographs and detailed instructions, it is very user friendly. Learn how to quilt dye, Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg Dying), about traditional designs, the history behind egg dying, symbolism, basic techniques, and much more. Hands down, it is the best resource I have ever found for decorating eggs in these styles.