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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Need Some Springtime Cheer?

Here's how my speckled eggs turned out. A reminder, I used regular eggs, blown-out and painted for this project. I had the eggs and paint already, so this didn't cost me anything.

I love how they turned out. And today of all days needed some cheer.

Here are the eggs after putting on about 4 to 5 coats of acrylic paint. I painted in small bits of time, over the course of 3 days.

For speckling the eggs, I placed them all inside of a cardboard box, in the bathtub. The overspray should clean out easily with a little cleanser. I speckled with a toothbrush dipped in paint and rubbed over the tines of a large fork.

There were some blobs of dark paint that needed a little touching up with the original paint. However, that only took a few minutes and then my eggs were ready for display. The nest is Spanish moss in a compote, and the whole arrangement now graces our kitchen table.

The best part of this project was painting the eggs. I listened to some peaceful Gregorian chants while painting. The whole experience was completely relaxing.


live and learn said...

I especially like the natural look of your nest. And I should get some Gregorian chants to listen to also. They are very pleasant and calming.

Mrs. Armstrong said...

Your project is absolutely lovely and looks so high end! Congratulations!

Kris said...

I love the delicate look of these eggs. So springlike! Yesterday we had a beautiful sunny day but today is rainy--thank you for the spring cheer you brought to me.

Lili said...

Hi Live and Learn,
I like the natural look, too. For Gregorian chants I listen to Dan Gibson's Illumination: Peaceful Gregorian Chants. I found it on youtube, then was able to download it through our library's music download program. I found myself chanting/singing along with the Latin, not knowing what I was singing, so I looked the translation up for a couple of the chants and they are beautiful, I think.

Lili said...

Thank you, Mrs. Armstrong!

Lili said...

Hi Kris,
They feel delicate when I hold them. They are so lightweight. That aspect made the painting all the more serene, as I had to be gentle.
We had late afternoon sun with big puffy clouds today. As we were driving home, I noticed a free pile. This sunny weather seems to mark the beginning of free pile season, here. I hope it also ushers in the daffodil season. I'm glad that you had a beautiful sunny day yesterday to enjoy.

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