Mixed Media Easter Egg
Easter is almost here, and I finally got a few decorations up to prove it. I even got the inkling to create a pretty, new decoration to go with my other DIY Easy Easter Decor.
In reality, I think I just wanted to play with my paints and papers. This project moved along fairly quickly as I knew the direction I wanted to go in as soon as I found that Gelli print with the zigzag design on it.
I'm not sure why the egg symbolizes Easter (I should probably look that up); but dying, decorating, hiding, and finding eggs has always been one of my favorite Easter activities. I'm actually a little sad that my nieces are too old and teenagery for me to hide eggs for them anymore.
I did film a video of my process to create the Mixed Media Easter egg to inspire you to make your own if you get the inkling too.
Since I don't get to decorate real eggs anymore, it was fun to blend colors and embellish an Easter Egg with my mixed media supplies on an 8x10 canvas board. The materials were simple enough: 8x10 canvas board, paints, ephemera (papers), adhesive (UHU glue stick and soft gel matte medium - Mod Podge or Elmer's would have worked too), stencils, pastels, pens/pencils. I did use a few specialty supplies that aren't necessary, but I enjoy them: Stabilo All Pencil, Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, Faber Castell Pitt Pen, Portfolio Oil Pastels, and Sharpie water-based paint pen.
Here are a few closeup shots of some of the details.
I love that the writing on the ephemera (old papers) pokes through in the background if you look close.
The writing on this one includes the typed date of March 1, 1938. I thought that was cool that this paper was almost exactly 80 years old.
The little Xs are my way of adding crosses to this project. It is Easter after all.
The colors are all very pastel and Easter-y with a touch of vintage yumminess.
It all came together so beautifully. And, it was nice to have a little messy creative play.
Have you created anything fun for Easter? Oh, and for more creative fun, I need to make a dessert for Easter Dinner - do you have any suggestions or recipes?
Happy Easter y'all!