Squeaky is really going all out for Easter. She hasn't laid any eggs for at least five or six months and all of a sudden she has been producing an egg a day. What a girl!! Go Squeaky!
So the last two weeks she has decided to give it all she's got and produce the most beautiful little eggs that she can. They are a pale brownish pink and perfect in every way.
A few nights ago, I worked on her eggs, decorating them with paint, QuikWood epoxy putty and splashes of gold.
I sponged acrylic paint on some, but one of them was left natural.
The next egg was the result of an accident.
I call it "Resurrected" and edged the broken piece with gold. That would be in keeping with Easter and I was able to use the broken egg.
I like this one a lot.
I made a face with the putty and a mold I bought a few years ago. Again, I sponged the egg first, very lightly, using the putty to fill in around the face with hair and small stones. She's pretty and peaceful looking.
Kind of Easter meets American Indian meets New Age spirit.
I did another "shroud" egg. This time I did sponge the egg and even added a little gilded sponging on top of the color.
After I finished the eggs I wanted to do more of them. There were no little eggs that were blown out and ready, so I found a small gourd and went to work. This was great practice using the QuikWood. I made vines and some flowers that looked like lilies.
Then I used the OuikWood to shape the vines and lilies. The glass leaves are easy to find in a bead store or Michael's, etc.
Squeaky's Easter Eggs... and this little, unassuming gourd.
All ready for Easter Sunday... all dressed up in their finest.
I will have to show Squeaky her eggs now that I have decorated them. She will be proud. She may not show her appreciating but I will show them to her anyway. I will give her some extra luttuce for breakfast tomorrow.
I have a couple of new Squeaker eggs and a few blue and brown eggs, but I've run out of the QuikWood. I found some online and it will be here next week. Maybe I will try something different with the larger eggs. Maybe I will use some fabric this time or a paper collage... OR... felt them a little scarf and hang some moss on them.
Squeaky had gifted me with possibilities.
A note... I blow the eggs out into a bowl and have scrambled eggs for breakfast. Here is a good site that explains how to blow out an egg. I also like to shake the egg after I break the yolk. The insides seen to blow out easier. Then I try to fill the big end with water, holding my finger over the smaller hole, shake it again, and blow out again.