Wednesday, March 4, 2015

It's THYME to show you how to make some PRIMITIVE EASTER EGGS!

I would like to start todays BLOG post 
with a 
BIG
THANK YOU
to the 
FAAP Team 
for 
inviting me to be a guest blogger!
Let me introduce myself ! 
I am 
Lynn Barbadora 
from

Today 
I would like to show you how to make some

PRIMITIVE EASTER EGGS


Let's gather some supplies and paint!

Supplies

Colored plastic easter eggs, cinnamon, thin wire, homespun, old paint brush, drying rack or egg carton, glue gun, drill,  disposable container for mixing paint

Paint

Grey metal paint primer, DecoArt Americana Khaki Tan Paint

Let's get started!


The eggs that I found had holes drilled in the top.
 If you want to hang your eggs, now would be a good time to drill your holes
IF
your eggs don't have holes in them!

If your eggs come apart in center use your glue gun and a dab of glue to glue them shut!



Spray a couple LIGHT coats of grey metal primer to your eggs!
Let your eggs dry well between coats!
I use an old egg carton to stand my eggs in to dry.
I spray tops first when dry I rotate them.

When your eggs are dry pour your Khaki Tan paint in a disposable bowl 
( depending on how many eggs you are painting you may need several bottles of paint)
Sprinkle CINNAMON into your paint a little at a time!
Mix well. The paint will be THICK!
( this is what gives your paint TEXTURE and adds the flecks of color)

BEFORE PAINTING

IF you are going to hang your eggs
cut a small piece of wire and stick into the holes on top of your egg.
Secure the wire with a dab of glue
You are now ready to PAINT your eggs!
Use an old scruffy brush and mush the paint on you eggs.
The thicker the better!
You don't need to try to get these SMOOTH!
They are PRIM easter eggs!
Let your eggs dry well!


Cut strips of HOMESPUN


I tied the homespun thru my metal wire and knotted it


AND there you have it.... 
a SPRING CHICK 
holding a 
PRIM EASTER EGG!!

This wonderful CHICK was made by one of our very own FAAP members
Brenda Griffith
at

I hang my eggs on a primitive tree that I made out of an old sugar tin.


I also like to display some in my yellow ware bowls




I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

Stop by and visit my blog  


any thyme to see what I am painting!

Lynn








27 comments:

  1. Wonderful tut thank you Lynn for sharing
    Brenda

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  2. Thank you. I love your egg tree. ♥

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  3. Thank you for sharing! Great tutorial :}}

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  4. What fun project and great tutorial Lynn!

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  5. Too cute. Love these. Your tutorials are awesome.

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  6. Love this tutorial! Thank you Lynn for sharing with us :)

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  7. Absolutely LOVE these prim eggs. Great tutorial Lynn - thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. I love these and can't wait to make them. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  9. Love these! Thanks for sharing, Lynn!

    Sandi

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  10. Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

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