Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Basket

Audrey's project for today is over-the-top amazing! She used so many different materials and techniques for this decorative Easter basket. So, we thought we would let her explain it in her own words.

"I was originally going to make my own basket design, but there are so many great tutorials out there, so why reinvent the wheel? I used a tutorial from this blog to make this basket, which I altered just a bit. I used some of the beautiful White Elegance papers for the basket and I added only one handle and a ribbon around the top edge. The butterflies are from the spring breeze accessory pack."

"For the 'grass' I used some tissue paper which I cut into thin strips, and then misted with some green 'tumble dye' which works just like a spray ink. I let this dry overnight."

"The eggs are paper mache and I purchased them from my local Hobby Lobby. I painted them with a few coats of white paint. My initial intent was to cover them with strips of paper, which I attemped. But SEI papers are so high quality that you would have to use paper thin papers to cover the shape of the egg. So instead, I misted my eggs with some light pastel colors, and then punched some shapes from the purple and green papers of the Couture collection. I used a few coats of Mod Podge to make the punched shapes lie flat on the eggs. On the last coat, I added some glitter to give them a bit of sparkle. Once dry, I added some pearl gems from the accessory pack."

"Lastly, I made my little sign by pleating some papers and using some circle punches. Some tiny rub-ons letters for my sentiment went in the middle, and I attached all to a wooden skewer that I painted white!"


Diana Fisher said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love those eggs!

Ruth said...

These eggs are just beautiful. Such a great idea.

Thanks for sharing.


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