Saturday, April 4, 2015

Eggs and Bunnies for Easter

Did you see the fantastic post Tim Holtz did on Alcohol Inks and little plastic Easter eggs?  You'll find his video tutorial here.
He used white eggs that he found in a craft store this year -  but I had a bunch of pastel ones already (and I couldn't find white ones!)so I used them.  I think with the white eggs the color of the alcohol inks is more true.  I used pastel blue, pink, purple, and yellow eggs and I actually did find one white one in my bag (don't know where it came from!?!)
The second one in from the left, front row above - is the white egg - the rest were colored.
I used several colors of Alcohol Inks for my eggs - Stream, Butterscotch, Cranberry and Lettuce along with Gold Mixative. I applied the inks with a Blending tool and Felt pads.
I'm linking this egg in the middle to the Colour Q challenge  I used Cranberry, Butterscotch, Lettuce and Stream -  similar colors to those listed for the challenge!  I actually used these same colors on all the eggs but they look different depending on the color of the egg itself!
 
I love how they come out -  so much prettier than dipping real eggs in dye aren't they?!
In case you are wondering - I got the little pink egg box at Bath and Body last year -  I think they were packaging for their plug-in air fresheners - but you could buy the box separately.  I thought it was cute and bought one - but this is the first time I've used it in a year (!)
I also have a couple of Bunny cards to share that I made to send my Grand Nephews and Nieces.  The vintage images are Clip Art from The Vintage Workshop.  I bought them on a disk years ago - and the site has now changed - they sell individual images and some are free  - I don't see the white bunny there. 
I printed the bunnies, cut them out along with a plain white backing and adhered the pieces together at the top just below the ears.  I scored the back piece just below where I had adhered them together so they would stand up. I added blue rhinestones to the white bunny and a pink wrinkled seam tape bow to the white and black bunny.
I'm linking my bunnies to the Curtain Call Challenge - Beginnings
also to the CASology - Cue Card Spring
 Addicted to Cas - Code word Cute

Wishing everyone who celebrates a  most Blessed Easter on Sunday!
Eggs:
Inks:  Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Stream, Butterscotch, Cranberry, Lettuce and Gold Mixative
Accessories:  plastic eggs - from stash (Michaels or Joann), Blending Tool and Felt Applicators - Ranger.

Bunnie cards:
Paper:  white - PTI
Accessories:  Digital image from The Vintage Workshop, Rhinestones - Kaiser, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.

18 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Such a fun project Julia! Your colours really blended well together, I just love these beautiful eggs! hugs :)

Samra Leshinski said...

What a fun project! Love the colors and how they mixed nicely together! Happy Easter!

Redanne said...

Oh wow Julia, your eggs have come out brilliantly - love the gorgeous colour tones. As for the rabbits, they are just adorable and so perfect for Easter, I love them. Hugs, Anne xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cool eggs! i might have to try this one! LOVE those bunny cards - you nailed this challenge! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

S@ndy Diller said...

Just love the eggs, can't really see a difference between the white and colored ones. The bunnies are adorable as well.

Loll said...

Those eggs look amazing. Love the colours and patterns you get with alcohol inks. Who knew they would work on plastic??!! :)

Sweet bunny cards. Love them all dressed up with their fancy ribbons. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

Annette Allen said...

WOW those eggs are AWESOME.. great job

Terry said...

I was just thinking about alcohol inks and the dying of eggs the other day! These are gorgeous, Julia! Have a lovely Easter!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Your eggs turned out wonderfully Julia and love those Easter cards! Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter!

Anne Harada said...

Happy Easter Julia! I love your eggs! I had watched Tim's video earlier and thought these were pretty cool! Nicely done my friend!! (Cute bunnies - you always have the best posts!!)

Judy1223 said...

Julia, those bunny cards are so adorable...classic images! Perfect for spring and Easter! Thanks for joining us this week at CASology!

Jen W. said...

Julia, those eggs are amazing! What a cool technique! And I am so loving your bunny cards especially with the added touches of the ribbon and the bling! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Sylvia said...

Pretty Easter eggs, Julia, love the watercolor! Thanks for sharing them with us at the colourQ.

Marybeth said...

Wow Julia these look amazing! I love the way the eggs turned out so fancy, can't wait to see the video . Your bunny cards are darling,love that clip art . Happy Easter!

Charlene said...

WOW Julia these are so cool!! I saw the post but didn't have any time to read about them! I will have to remember this for next year!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Your eggs are really gorgeous! Love your bunny cards, too! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Deepti said...

Wow!! Thank you for sharing with ATCAS

Kripa Koushik said...

What a fun project and adorable bunnies.