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I love creating seasonal decorations and decided to attempt an Easter wreath this year. I bought these polystyrene eggs and wanted to make them look exquisite for my Easter wreath so decided to turn them into beautiful textured Easter eggs.
You will need:-
- Gorilla Super Glue Brush & Nozzle
- Polystyrene eggs
- Saltwash (for texture)
- Chalk Paint of your choice – I chose Annie Sloan Original and Frenchic in Mother Duck
- Gold leaf
- Gold leaf medium/glue
- Tooth picks
- Soft brush
- Wreath base
Start by creating the texture – mix the saltwash with the paint of your choice. I chose Annie Sloan Original for the base. I use the ratio 1:1 for the mix (easy to remember), stir well until you have a thick pasty looking mixture.
Put your egg on a tooth pick and using a brush apply the mix using “glob” like technique and let it dry. It can get messy but is quite fun. I used a cardboard box to leave them to dry.
Step two – paint the eggs using secondary colour (you don’t have to be neat or careful) I went with Frenchic Mother Duck, a lovely blue of shade.
Once dry sand back the rough edges until you are happy with the result. You can seal and stop here if you wish.
I wasn’t quite done yet, remember I wanted the eggs to look “exquisite” so I decided to add some gold leaf.
Dab the glue around the eggs randomly and add the gold leaf (as much or as little as you want).
Seal your textured eggs using a clear varnish and once dry they are ready to be assembled on the wreath.
I had this moss wreath left over from another project and it was the perfect size for what I needed. As I like to recycle materials I already have, I thought this paper from the packaging would work well with the textured eggs.
There is no correct way of doing it, so just start by gluing things on the moss. I placed the larger eggs on the wreath and glued them on using Gorilla Super Glue Brush & Nozzle. Brush on a small amount of glue and then hold hold for 10-45 seconds.
I then glued on the paper filling in small nest like chunks and followed on with eggs until the whole wreath was covered.