Hello my friends and happy Sunday to you! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!
Today I am sharing a very different kind of project using alcohol inks, but one that I had SO much fun making and was surprised by how easy it was to do! And seriously, for cheap-o plastic eggs, these are pretty frickin' gorgeous!
When I was growing up, one of my favorite Easter memories was of this beautiful basket of alabaster Easter eggs our kitchen table. I loved how heavy and smooth and shiny these eggs were. My grandmother has passed them on to my mother and I had hopes of inheriting them one day, but, after 30+ years and many storage trips to the attic, there are now only two eggs remaining.
Real alabaster eggs (above)
Plastic alcohol ink eggs (below)
Here is the YouTube tutorial from Tim Holtz that inspired me:
Start with white plastic Easter eggs. I purchased mine through Amazon. The solid white plastic eggs were a little more difficult to find in stores such as Michael's or A.C. Moore.
Gather all of your alcohol inks. I store mine in these awesome Dazzle Caddies:
Take two or three inks of whatever colors you like and put 2-3 drops of each color onto a felt applicator tool.
Start tapping the felt applicator tool directly on the plastic egg to apply the ink. Let dry. It doesn't take long! Add another layer or more colors if desired.
Have fun with it! Try mixing different colors, the options are only as endless as the alcohol inks you have.
As you can see from these images, the alcohol inks do stain terribly, so wear gloves if desired. And guess what? If you don't like how one of the eggs is turning out, simply wipe it off with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel and start all over!
I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised by how beautiful these eggs turn out if you try them!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!