I remember even as a child my fascination with Faberge Eggs. When my daughter was young we made a very simple decorative egg. The egg is real; I just blew the egg out. Tabitha was about five and we decorated it together. I made the holes at either end a bit larger and Tabitha wrote the note “He Has Risen” to roll up and place inside the egg. I still have the egg after several moves and many years this little egg has survived. It is about 26 years old.
Instructions (folks Logitch sent me a UPS notice the web cam is in the mail!)
Yesterday, I decided to give the blown egg another shot. This is a regular grocery store extra large white egg. I tapped a pin in the top and in the bottom. I held each end with the pins inserted and shook it up very well. FYI: great way to scramble eggs. I tapped the bottom hole with the pin to make it a little larger so the egg whites would blow out. The yolk is easy.
Once I blew out the insides I ran water into it and rinsed it several times, then I set it aside to let it drain.
I made the birds with Fiskars “Word is the Bird” squeeze punch. I punched out three layers for each bird (there are two birds). I glued this together and then adhered it to the egg. I covered the egg with gold leafing. This was my first time gold leafing with the real thing so it took me awhile. I painted the birds with Tim Holtz crackle paint. I did use a sealant to make sure when my gold did not turn later. I added Prima’s pearls and roses.
For the piece hanging I took apart a jewelry pendant, painted it with the crackle paint and rubbed on Vintage Photo distress ink. I stamp the Legacy Lady stamp from Artful Legacy on grungeboard and spritzed it with Tea Dye distress ink reinker.
Connect it all and TaDa I have my own Faberge Egg. Well, maybe not. But I like it and it was fun to make.
I’m off duty from the big part of wedding crafting until Monday. I have a few things to do, but now we are waiting for RSVP deadline to pass before starting on the Escort Cards. So I think I’ll create and also do a little shopping.
1. Christ’s sacrifice on the cross
2. atonement for my sins
3. God’s overwhelming love for me even while I am yet a sinner
4. Jesus obedience to do the Father’s will
5. God’s forgiveness of my sins