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Easter Basket and Marbled Eggs

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Easter Basket and Marbled Eggs
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Easter Basket and Marbled Eggs

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Complete the looking with a basket full of "marbleized" papier-machè eggs.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Battleship (DA549)
  • Chick (DA543)
  • Coastal Waters (DA523)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Deep Turquoise (DA524)
  • Eggplant (DA532)
  • Flamingo (DA504)
  • Iris (DA531)
  • Lavender Fields (DA530)
  • Melonball (DA544)
  • Muted Gold (DA516)
  • Orange Sherbet (DA510)
  • Overcast (DA548)
  • Peach Silk (DA542)
  • Pink Cadillac (DA503)
  • Poppy (DA505)
  • Shrimp (DA541)
  • Soft Jade (DA545)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • toothpicks
  • #12 flat brush
  • stylus
  • palette knife
  • small squeegee
  • shaving cream
  • baking sheet (for craft use only)
  • papier-mâche eggs
  • wooden basket
  • Easter basket filler (or shredded green card stock)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Start with a plain basket and papier-mâchè eggs.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a #12 flat brush to mix Cotton Ball 1:1 with each of these colors separately: Lavender Fields, Pink Cadillac, Orange Sherbet, Coastal Waters, Chick, and Melonball. Rinse brush between colors and at the end.
    Step 1 Example
  3. For pink eggs: spray shaving cream onto the baking sheet and smooth it with the squeegee.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Pour out three contrasting colors. ( I used Chick, Iris, and Flamingo.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors to look marbled. (Don't swirl too much; you do not want them to become muddy.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Roll the egg across the paint, making sure you cover the egg completely.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Immediately use a palette knife to scrape off shaving cream, leaving just the paint on the eggs. Wash and dry the baking sheet and palette knife.
  8. On blue eggs, I used Peach Silk, Deep Turquoise, and Chick.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Pour out the three colors and lightly swirl with a toothpick.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Roll eggs around and make sure they are fully covered. Scrap off the shaving cream with a palette knife, leaving paint on the egg. Wash and dry cookie sheet and palette knife.
    Step 9 Example
  11. For purple eggs, I used Iris, Coastal Waters, and Battleship. Spray the shaving cream onto the baking sheet and smooth it out with a squeegee.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Pour out the three colors and lightly swirl with a toothpick.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Roll an egg around in the shaving cream and then immediately scrape off with a palette knife, leaving just the paint on the egg. Wash and dry the baking sheet and palette knife.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Repeat the marbling steps (3-7) on the yellow egg using: Poppy, Soft Jade, and Overcast.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Roll the egg in shaving cream and immediately scrape off with a palette knife. Wash and dry the baking sheet and palette knife.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Repeat the marbling steps (3-7) on the green egg using: Deep Turquoise, Muted Gold, and Overcast. Wash and dry the baking sheet and palette knife.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Repeat the marbling steps (3-7) on the orange egg using: Peach Silk, Shrimp, and Soft Jade. Wash and dry the baking sheet and palette knife.
    Step 16 Example
  18. Once all eggs are marbled, let them dry off to the side.
    Step 17 Example
  19. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Chick to paint the center section of the basket. Rinse brush.
    Step 18 Example
  20. Use the same brush and Melonball to paint the top rim, bottom rim, and rim around the frame. Rinse brush.
    Step 19 Example
  21. Use the same brush and Coastal Waters to paint the inside frame and handle. Rinse brush.
    Step 20 Example
  22. Freehand draw a name on the front of the basket, or print a name on the computer then use a stylus and transfer paper to transfer the name to the frame of the basket.
  23. Use a #1 round brush and Iris to paint on the name. Rinse brush. Use a #1 liner brush and Eggplant to paint shading behind the name. Rinse brush.
    Step 22 Example
  24. Once dry, fill with the basket with Easter grass and add the eggs. (If you do not have Easter grass, you can run green cardstock through a paper shredder.)
    Step 23 Example
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