Decoupage Easter eggs: decoration technique
People celebrate Christ's Resurrection for more than one century. An indispensable attribute of the celebration, which always has a place on the table, is chicken painted eggs. The most traditional method of painting is to use onion peels or food coloring. Some masters went even further, creating decorative crafts for Easter. Eggs are woven over with beaded threads or lace. The article will discuss Easter eggs in the decoupage technique.
Use of napkins
This technique is the simplest, it will suit those people who have not tried their hand at decoupage. You will not have to buy glues, varnishes and paints, all you need is eggs and various types of napkins.
With this technology, some needlewomen pre-paint the base with onion shells, turmeric, or dyes. However, the white shell has one indisputable advantage: the odd job is very delicate and unusual. Decoupage Easter eggs with napkins allows a person to use his imagination to the full, as a result of which all eggs will be completely different.
If we talk about napkins, then it is recommended to take those on which the drawing of small size is applied - this will allow you to create beautiful and unique combinations. There will be no problem with cleaning eggs after such technology, unlike using thermo-glue.
What you need to work
To produce decoupage Easter eggs, you must prepare the following items:
- basis in the necessary quantity;
- several packs of napkins having a pattern;
- paint brush.
For ease of explanation of the work, we take 4 eggs, three of which are sent for cooking in the most usual way. Saucepan, cold water and the eggs themselves. The capacity is placed on the stove, and you need to wait a little for the boiling moment to reduce the power of the stove to the minimum. Eggs should cook about 8 minutes. To avoid cracking the shell can be very simple - by adding salt to the water, in the amount of a teaspoon.
At that time, while food preparation is in progress, the egg that is left must be carefully broken to separate the protein (the yolk part will not be needed).
The next step in the Easter egg decoupage master class will be the separation of napkins into several layers. For work only the part of paper decorated with drawing is necessary. All items need to cut. Here you can clearly not follow the contours, white paper on the shell of the same color will be completely invisible.
When the eggs are boiled, it is necessary to catch them with a skimmer and put them on any absorbent surface to dry.
Easter eggs are decoupage until they cool down so that the protein dries in the shortest possible time and the picture is securely attached to the shell. Attach the selected pattern to the base, dip a brush in the protein and blot the paper, smoothing it over the surface. Such natural glue dries quickly, becoming imperceptible.
A small trick is that if the eggs need to be sanctified, then they are recommended to be placed for some time in melted paraffin, which will play the role of varnish and will not allow the water that has fallen on the craft to spoil the appearance.
How else can you decorate eggs
No less popular option in decoupage Easter eggs do-it-yourself is to make crafts in the old style. The result will exceed all expectations, besides, do not have to spend a lot of time.The resulting masterpiece will be an excellent gift to a loved one for a bright holiday.
Before you start work, you need to get some materials:
- egg shell;
- old magazines;
- PVA glue;
- beads of suitable color;
- spray paint.
For decoupage Easter eggs "antique" are used either ready-made forms, or papier-mâché. In the latter case, you need to get rid of the contents of the egg (yolk and protein), and then glue the empty shell with several paper layers.
Paper in this case should be smooth, and therefore sandpaper is used for surface treatment. This action must be carried out very carefully so as not to damage the foundation.
From the old magazine you need to snatch bright pictures that will be used for pasting blanks. After that, the craft is dried and re-processed using sandpaper.
The next stage will require some perseverance. The entire surface part of the egg must be sheathed. To secure the pieces useful glue.If there are fragments of large size, they must be crushed directly on the craft. To do this, take a match or a toothpick.
After drying, another sandpaper treatment is required.
To complete the decoupage of Easter eggs, you need to cut out the pattern you like from the napkin and glue it onto the base. The empty space on the sides can be filled with any ornament you like, most often all the same sheets of napkins with a pattern are used.
It remains to stick the beads and varnish the egg.
How to make a stand
An important part of the crafts is a stand, because just because the egg can not be in an upright position. No difficulties with the manufacture of such a simple part should arise if you follow the following recommendations.
The role of the holder is given to the lids of plastic bottles. The internal thread is sealed with clay. Instead, you can use salted dough, when dried, it will be securely fixed to the thread.
All of the same clay or dough made leaves and other decorating elements of the stand. If the last choice of material is chosen, it will be necessary to wait until it dries.
It is best to do this work using a small elevation, for example, by placing a future blank on the lid of a can. Just turn it, and do not have to fear that the leaves will be washed.
If necessary, after drying, the decorating elements are colored. Here you can use gouache, watercolor, acrylic. Then it remains to wait until the correction material dries, and cover the stand with varnish.
How to blow an egg
This part of the article will be interesting to those who want to make decoupage of Easter eggs without the use of wooden blanks.
The selected egg should be washed and wiped, checked for cracks and only after that get rid of the contents. To facilitate the work is recommended to use a syringe. Egg pierced on both sides. On the one hand, the hole should be slightly enlarged, so that the yolk and white can flow out unhindered.
Future workpiece is fixed above the container and the contents are blown out with a syringe. At the end of the procedure, the same syringe is used to wash the shell; it is only filled with water. Such protection will protect against the formation of an unpleasant smell from crafts.