Choose napkins with images and patterns that will fit onto your eggs. My friends and I look for lovely napkins year-round. (We also decorate Christmas balls.)
Peel off the back 2 ply sheets of each napkin. You may want to cut up pieces before you get glue on your hands.
If a stick can be stuck into the egg, it is easier to handle. If not, I balance them on plastic cups with the bottoms removed.
Use foam sponges to cover part of the egg with Mod Podge glue. I use Matte finish for subtle colored napkins and Gloss finish for bright ones.
Place a piece of napkin on the glue covered spot. Smooth it down with your finger or your brush. Cover the piece with more glue.
Continue this method slightly overlapping each piece. I usually work on four to six eggs at a time, so that I can rotate working on different ones as others dry.
Let the completed eggs dry. Then cover with another thin layer of glue. If there is a hole where the stick went in, now is the time to cover it with a small scrap of napkin.
Glitter can be sprinkled on lightly at this point if desired. I use more glitter if I hate how the egg looks. (Think of it as egg “make-up.”)
Let completed eggs thoroughly dry before spraying them with a sealant. I use either a spray with a matte(flat) finish or a spray with a gloss finish. Spray eggs outside because the sealant stinks for several hours until completely dry. Spray in a bent up foil pan so the eggs won’t roll around. The sealant sometimes reacts with plate surfaces, so foil is best.
I try to buy my eggs just before Easter, while they are marked down and use them the following year in my workshops.
I like wooden eggs, but my favorites are the foam ones covered with a plastic coating of various pastel colors with brown spots. Do not buy dark colored eggs.
I like using various sizes of eggs also.
This is a very enjoyable hobby, especially if a group of friends does it together. I enjoy watching people get hooked on it. Young artist are especially inspiring to observe.
Once you have the supplies, you can do it year after year and share your creations.
I gave my trainer one of my favorite eggs today. She really liked it. She deserved a solid gold egg. Thanks Ronda!
P.S. Get ready for a FLOWER blitz. No, I do not mean blooms. I mentally write while I drive and garden. Since I have done a lot of driving and gardening this week, I have many thoughts to share.
My next post will be on WAITING, because Good Friday is a hard day for me. Please don’t send a sermon. I taught Sunday school and raised two children in the church, so I have had to explain “shepherds killing Jesus” over and over. This was the words the young children used. Everyone in robes was a shepherd.
Another post in the works is entitled “From Now On, NO! Ladies this is for you. I have been making a NO list. I have acquired many responsibilities that are getting ditched. These tasks are in my way. I will be purging my list. Look out friends and family. Flower is taking back her power.
Be inspired or irritated. Your choice.