Hello friends and visitors! It's time for another challenge at Emerald Creek Dares, and this time the theme is Double Duty. This could be interpreted in several ways, such as a project that can cross the lines between being a birthday or a Mother's Day card or a project that could have two different uses. Or it could be taking an image or product and using it in a different way from which it was intended.
For my Easter eggs, I've used embossing powder in place of glitter. I started by giving the paper mache' eggs a coat of gesso, followed by a couple of coats of Distress paints. When that was fully dry, I coated them with DecoArt Multi Medium and rolled them in Emerald Creek's fabulously unique embossing powder. For the blue egg, I used Winter's Mistake embossing powder (all links to products at end of post) and on the yellow, Easter Parade. The yellow looks really sparkly in real life. Some vintage trim from my stash is the perfect compliment!
This little pink, sparkly egg did not come out exactly as I planned, but I'll show you anyway. I gessoed and painted the egg as before, then rolled the Branch Out stamp over the egg randomly, stamping with Watering Can Archival ink. It was pretty bold, so I gave it another coat of paint. Next, doing a small section at a time, I outlined the pattern with glossy Accents and sprinkled generously with Sweet Valentine embossing powder and left it to dry. Doing this in small sections took days, and sadly some of the original stamping still shows through here and there. Next time, I might chose to just go ahead and use Versamark embossing ink. I was aiming for more of a puffy raised pattern, so chose to take the hard way out--lesson learned.
I really love the sparkle on this one having used Iridescent Shimmer Embossing powder.
And here they are all together, so you don't have to scroll back up.
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