Friday, March 15, 2013

Altered Eggs

I was really inspired by these paper mache eggs from Alpha Stamps.  The first one I made is a bit quirky, but fun nonetheless.  This winged egg has lots of Tim Holtz hardware and a few filigree to make for a slightly steampunk look.  I originally cut a hole in the front to try to do something inside of the egg, but it did not work, so the window was added instead.

The second project that I finished is a hinged egg with a few surprises inside. 

The outside is simply colored with distress stain in silver.  I cannot rave enough about those stains.  Simple decorations were added by way of stickers and tinsel.

Inside the egg there are two little spring nests.  I absolutely love the tiny bunnies, which are actually brads.

Opposite is a more traditional spring nest with a brass bird and tiny eggs.

Perhaps posting of spring and Easter-ey things will help it to arrive a bit sooner in Michigan, boy am I ready!




  1. Totally amazing work, in its tiny details.

  2. Love both your fantastic eggs!

  3. Oh Rhea awesome . love what you did with the Tim Holtz items and the bunnies are just to cute!mama bird is a darling.
    susan s

  4. These are really cool! I have a bag of PM eggs to decorate, didn't get to them last year. Maybe this year?? Easter is so darn early though!! Anyway, thanks for this egg-cellant inspiration. =)


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