Saturday, April 12, 2014

Altered Easter Egg Decor by Peggy Lee Baker

Hello everyone, it's Peggy Lee here 
sharing with you all my little
 Altered Easter Egg Decoration!!
With Easter next weekend this is going to come in handy,
as my table center piece! I just love to make
my own holiday decor...don't get me wrong I love store bought too...
but there is a JOY that fills my heart to make my own.
I started with a plastic egg from the dollar store....I glued the two pieces
together...gesso the egg, added a layer of crackle medium, then 
the top coat with was the pretty Folk Art Paint-Jamaican Sea! 
 I used the seal, butterfly and chicken wire image.
Adding even more texture (I didn't stamp 
perfectly either to add to the distress look) see photo below.
The other day I had created these beautiful handmade flowers using
I cut the peony petals and leaves out of crinkled up tracing paper, 
glued into a flower, adding distress ink in spun sugar and water to give
the flower a water color look...leaves I used Prima teal damask ink and water.
The last touch was the beautiful and fabulous gem center....LOVE!
Tucked a Marion Smith Designs-paper doily under the peony flowers,
resin flowers and Junque & Gems...paired with Petaloo Printed Darjeeling 
wild mini blooms in white, aqua and pink.
The egg topper is another dollar store find, glittered bunny rabbit
that I painted the Jamaican Sea, crackled and topped with gesso...looks vintage!
love the little bunny...
The Marion Smith Designs papers I used were from her
Motley Collection....I cut the pink layer at 3 inches twice punched a doily 
pattern on the edges...then I cut the next paper layer at 2 1/2 then tore the edges off...
adding some lace to the edges of the paper a shabby feel.

Hope this finds you in the mood to create your own holiday decor,
Happy Easter 
to everyone may it be a bright and cheerful one...
Peggy Lee

1 comment:

  1. What a super cute Easter home décor item. I totally LOVE IT! My all time favorite colors! Your flower is GORGEOUS!