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Gilded Eggs with Egg Cups

By: Jessie Pniewski

At a Glance:

Project #15414 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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Other Supplies

  • Faux eggs
  • Martha Stewart ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint CPSIA - Snowball, 2 oz. #5894
  • Martha Stewart ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint CPSIA - Tree Trunk Brown, 2 oz. - 5954
  • Martha Stewart ® Brush Sets - Stencil Brush Set - 5 pc. - 32244
  • Martha Stewart® Decoupage Gilding Adhesive, 2 oz. - 33293
  • Martha Stewart® Decoupage Gilding Sheets - Gold - 33317
  • Toothbrush
  • Ceramic egg cups

Instructions

  1. Paint one egg using a flat brush and Morning Mist. 
  2. Mix a quarter sized amount of Morning Mist with a pencil-eraser sized amount of Snowball. Paint one egg using this new color. 
  3. Add one more pencil eraser sized amount of Snowball to the mixture and paint another egg.
  4. Continue this process of adding a little more Snowball and painting one egg at a time until you have a mostly Snowball mixture of paint. This will create a gradient effect between the eggs. Let dry. 
  5. Make a mixture of one-part Tree Trunk Brown and one-part water. Dip the toothbrush into the mixture and rake your thrum across the bristles toward the eggs to make a speckled effect. Do this for each egg and let dry.
  6. Make a mixture of one-part Snowball and one-part water. Dip the toothbrush into the mixture and rake your thrum across the bristles toward the eggs to make a speckled effect. Do this for each egg and let dry.
  7. Using a small brush, apply Martha Stewart Gilding Adhesive to random patches of each egg. Let this dry for a few minutes, then apply Martha Stewart Gilding Sheets to the areas with adhesive. Use a soft brush to brush away the excess gilding. 
  8. Using a small, flat brush, apply Martha Stewart Gilding Adhesive to the base of one ceramic egg cup. Let dry for a few minutes, then apply a Martha Stewart Gilding Sheet to the area with adhesive. Use a soft brush to brush away the excess gilding. 

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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