Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Very Holtz-y Easter

The latest Martha Stewart Living magazine had an article on embossed eggs and I couldn't wait to try it out using some of the new Tim Holtz products from Inspiration Emporium. I started with a white egg that I'd blown. I had to actually buy eggs - our chickens lay green/blue, pinkish-brown, and dark brown eggs and those just wouldn't work!

First,  I stamped various images from TH's new Papillon stamp set, using Distress embossing ink. Next, I embossed them using Ranger clear embossing powder. Once they had cooled, I covered the egg with my new Broken China Distress Stain. How cool is that??? You can dye eggs with this stuff! After it dried I over-stamped with other images from the set using Denim Adirondack ink. Finally, I added a few flourishes (from the Reindeer Flight set) using Archival ink. I can't wait to try this using some of the other colors - these stains are fantastic!!

16 comments:

  1. What an Egg-cellent project, It looks Egg-quisite, I mean just Egg-ordinary :Op Thought i'd be the first to get them out the way :D But honestly it is Egg-tremely good :OP

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  2. I think Minxy has said it all...lol.. this is fabulous Shelly!

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  3. This is just beautiful Shelly. It looks so dainty and elegant, even though it's Tim-style!

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  4. This is fantastic! I love that you used Tim's stamps, products and techniques but it's so pastel and sweet looking.
    Susan

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  5. Such a pretty egg! Great work!
    Pam

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  6. Beautiful! I alcohol inked eggs last year.

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  7. Wow Shelly- I can't believe that you can put an image on the egg and then emboss it without something bad happening to the egg! Amazing and very beautiful.
    Aloha, Kate

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  8. Oh...aren't you something!!! Beautiful!

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  9. Love it, Shelly! You are sooooo creative. Have a great week:)

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  10. That is amazing! I can't believe you can emboss on an egg either, those stains look like a lot of fun to play with.

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  11. Ooh, what a beautiful egg--and what a fantastic idea to try using the Distress Ink as a background--I've painted blown-out eggs over the years, but I will have to try my inks! I don't know how on earth you were able to stamp such beautiful images on a curved surface--I think I would make a mess--but you have done a wonderful job decorating this gorgeous egg!

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  12. PS--You should send this photo to Tim Holtz so he can see what you did!!!!!

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  13. without a doubt, the most beautifully decorated egg I've ever seen! :)

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