Recently she mentioned to me that she wanted to make some Easter eggs similar to some she’d seen on Pinterest.
Initially she tried decoupaging old sheet music onto plastic colored eggs, but she wasn’t happy with the results she got. So she and I were discussing other options and I mentioned that I had a few rubber stamps that looked like old printed pages. Maybe she could stamp some tissue paper and then decoupage it. But we both decided the ink would probably run when the tissue paper came into contact with the glue.
Then Jodie was shopping at JoAnn Etc and she found some plain brown cardboard eggs.
She thought maybe she could stamp right onto the eggs and get the look she wanted.
The flexibility of one of my Tim Holtz stamps worked perfectly for that. Normally this stamp is meant to be adhered to an acrylic block before using it, but in this case the ability to curve the stamp around the eggs was an advantage.
Jodie just inked up the stamp and then wrapped it around the egg as best as she could. I think the design of the stamp, which is full of random styles and sizes of fonts allowed her to blend and overlap the stamp which created the perfect look on the eggs.
I love Jodie’s choice to have some rather non-traditional looking Easter eggs, don’t you?
She stamped about half of her eggs and left the other half plain.
She loaned them to me so I could take photos to share with you guys, but when I return them I think she plans to keep them all in one basket (well, OK, it’s really a bowl).
But do you think she’d notice if I nabbed just a few of them to display in my little ironstone tureen?
Or maybe I need to make my own stamped eggs for Easter. What do you think?