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Colorful Hatching Easter Egg Chicks

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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Colorful Hatching Easter Egg Chicks

designed by Kendra Aston

Hatch some colorful décor pieces for Easter with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Canary (DA514)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Pumpkin Patch (DA511)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels (or rag)
  • sandpaper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • petroleum jelly
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • assorted ribbon
  • assorted scrapbook paper (patterned)
  • jigsaw (or scroll saw)
  • wood boards (1" and 1/4" thick)
  • E6000 Glue (E6000)
  • cotton swabs

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Print off and cut out the chick patterns provided in various sizes. Trace the bodies onto the 1" thick wood pieces. Trace the eggs and beaks onto the 1/4" thick wood pieces. Set the patterns aside for future use.
  2. Cut out the pieces using a scroll saw or jigsaw. Sand all surfaces. Wipe clean with a damp rag or paper towel.
  3. Paint the front edges of all pieces with Black Tie using a 1/2" flat brush. Allow to dry. Using a cotton swap, spread petroleum jelly on the Black Tie areas.
  4. Paint the bodies in Canary on all surfaces except the bottoms. Paint the eggs Cotton Ball on all edges except the bottoms and backs. Paint the beaks in Pumpkin Patch. Apply another coat of the paints as needed, allowing the paint to dry completely between coats.
  5. Gently sand the edges to allow Black Tie to show through. Adhere the pieces together using E6000 Glue. (Be sure to line up the bottom edges of the eggs with the bodies so they will stand up straight.)
  6. Dip a cotton swab in Black Tie and apply two dots above each beak for the eyes.
  7. Use the pattern for the eggs to trace the shape onto a desired patterned scrapbook paper. (Cut out slightly smaller than the pattern.) Apply a layer of Matte Decou-Page to the wooden egg shape. Position the coordinating patterned paper and remove any wrinkles or bubbles with fingers. Apply an additional coat of Decou-Page on top of the paper.
  8. Tie ribbons around the chicks and hold into place with hot glue.