Wednesday, April 5, 2017

apply a faux metal finish to an egg

Brief Description: High school kids might enjoy this egg decorating project. It is certainly a bit more complicated than most Easter egg crafts. However, if you enjoy this one, you may like to try even more of my egg decorating crafts here.
My egg sample showing a faux metal finish technique.

Supply List:
  • a plastic egg
  • aluminum foil (The type you buy at a grocery store)
  • black acrylic paint
  • white glue
  • puff paint (any color)
  • masking tape
  • Mod Podge 
  • soft cloth or tissue
  1. First cover the surface of the entire plastic egg with masking tape until none of the surface is left bare.
  2. Use you puff paint to draw a swirl pattern around the entire egg. Let parts of the design dry as you proceed. 
  3. Once you are finished and the surface is completely dry, this could take some time, apply the white glue to areas of the egg while applying the aluminum foil. Take care not to rip the foil and do not layer more than one sheet. 
  4. Use your finger tips to press the foil down into the surfaces of your design over and over until you are satisfied with the overall effect. 
  5. Now let the egg dry completely and then brush a watery layer of black acrylic paint onto the egg's surface.
  6. Wipe away the paint with a soft cloth or tissue so that the raised areas made by the puff paints are shinier than the crevices of the design. Let the egg dry.
  7. Apply Mod Podge to the finished surface when done.
 An alternative faux metal technique from Aleene.

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