Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Hack Stack & Easter Eggheads Unite!


One of my favorite things to do with my kids was to decorate Easter eggs. As the boys grew older, I confess that I was slow to give it up. What I really need is an excuse to try out some new egg-stylings.

Cruising around the blog-o-sphere, I've seen so many cool ideas that I'm having a hard time focusing on just a few - but here it goes:

Photo by Jean McConnel - Source: www.rd.com
 1. Chalkboard Eggs 

How did I not think of this? I love chalkboard paint. These eggs and a basket of colored chalk would keep any kid on the planet entertained all day. This is pure brilliance.

Besides, Juggernaut loves black. This may win me some Easter brownie points.

Source: http://www.bhg.com/holidays/easter/eggs/

 2. Watercolored Eggs 

Once again...I have enough watercolor paint to do a life sized painting of Rhode Island and yet I never considered just painting the eggs. Why, you ask? I do be stoopid sum times. The folks at Better Homes & Gardens - not so much. They're bringing their "A" game to egg decor.

In spite of those personal mental shortcomings, I'm wondering if I have time to recreate famous paintings on eggs before Easter. Every great idea deserves an upgrade and modifications.

Source: http://lovelyindeed.com/diy-washi-tape-easter-eggs/
 3. Washi Tape Eggs 

If you've never used Washi tape, you are already missing out. I've always loved all the Duck Tape patterns and crafts, but Washi tape is even more functional with its smaller width. Much easier to handle! My Art kids used Washi tap to mark all their books and brushes; everyone had their own "design". It's perfect for giving all your supplies a personal style and an easy way to mark your territory (in an office supply sense of the word). 

So, here I sit in a world of Washi tape and there are my eggs...and the two never met. But all that will change, thanks to Lovely Indeed, a fantastic blog for the creative spirits. If you love crafting, visit Lovely Indeed. The non-crafters, visit anyhow - you'll see how it's done right!

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Wonder what I could do with a dozen eggs?









24 comments:

  1. My mom and I always decorated the eggs in watercolor together. The plastic eggs were the ones that the Easter bunny left. I just loved making them as colorful as possible. But I loved if even more when she made them info Deviled Eggs later on.

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    1. On that last point, we are in total agreement. Deviled Eggs are one of those "mom" things they make me produce on a regular basis. It's Monday, Rachel - have a great week!

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  2. Chalkboard eggs. Add colored chalk for hours of fun!

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    1. Hey, man...guys can produce the crafty seasonal items, too...I expect to see your book's logo on an egg. Pictures, I need pictures!

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  3. This is so cool. We need to be eggs. I feel like this is beyond my ability, though. I suck at coloring (see crudely drawn/colored website for reference).

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  4. Cherdo, the best I could do is pick up one of the coloring kits at the grocery store and make an attempt to color some eggs. But I'd better be getting to it!

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    1. You could try the old standby of putting rubber bands around the eggs before you drop them in the dye. Love doing that.

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  5. Quite the dirty dozen there below haha I always sucked at trying to paint eggs, no artistic ability what so ever

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    1. Ironically, no one commented thus far who is on an egg.... (alienating fan base...check!).

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  6. I loved doing Easter Eggs, wasn't very good at using the wax crayon, but once they were dipped in the die, I thought they were brilliant pieces of art! Thanks for the link--great blog!

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    1. Thank you, Catherine! I do think the wax crayon is overrated. Da Vinci avoided it completely.

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  7. All we ever did was color the eggs like Linda Kay does. I'd never heard of Washi tape. I had to look it up.

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    1. Washi tape is like skinny Duck Tape. Tons of patterns...it's awesome. But then again, I am a crafting geek among my many levels of geekiness.

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  8. Oh I loved painting Easter Eggs. When I was younger, my Aunt & Uncle always came, with their 3 kids, for Easter. On Saturday night, we got out all the paints. My mom blew out the eggs (we had scrambled eggs the next day) and we all sat at the table and created our own design. Even my dad got into the action! I still have the eggs we created. After the A to Z I will also put up the Faberge style eggs my mom created. Thanks for my green egg:)

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  9. When I was a kid I'd make drawings on boiled eggs with crayons, drop them in black food coloring and then remove them from the coloring and scratch off the waxy crayon with a knife. This really looked like traditional Russian Easter eggs.

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  10. Some of those watercolored eggs look a great deal like "tie-dyed" eggs. Just think: Add a Grateful Dead logo to an egg and drop a tab of acid and it's the late 1960s all over again!

    "Turn On,
    Tune In,
    Drop Out... and color Easter eggs."

    A new slogan for the 21st Century!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  11. IDC about the color. I'll eat 'em white. Just not prejudiced, I guess.

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  12. These look like so much fun! Now if I just had some kidlings around to spoil....

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  13. Franklin makes such a sweet egg! Well, they all do, but he's the cutest. One year I used paper napkins to decorate - elmer's glue dries clear. I use q-tips to paint acrylic polka dots.

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  14. I LOVE that chalkboard egg idea! Who thinks of these things? (Love your collection... Though you need one of Bluto...)

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  15. I am in with such a wonderful group of good eggs!!!

    My grandma used to doll up her eggs with ribbons and glitter. I'm such a lazy crafter...you'd be lucky to get me to use a sharpie on them. Hmmm...that's an idea!!

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  16. FRANKLIN! FRANKLIN! FRANKLIN! The most beautiful Bordernese in the world is in the backyard. It's dark, but the light is on at the back door. He's chasing something around the garage. I hope it's not a rat. Now he's singing with a siren. I'd better call him in before he wakes up sweet little Caroline next door. Thank you for painting my darling Franklin.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I have to add a feel sorry for myself note. I never decorated Easter eggs. My mom did them. Then when I had kids of course I let the kids do it. My mom always said I wouldn't do it right. And I didn't.

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo