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Grafix Foiled Easter Eggs

Add foiled details to your Easter eggs for a unique display of paper mache eggs.
By  Tami Sanders  for  Grafix

MATERIALS

  • GRAFIX Artist-tac
  • Designer Foils: Cherry Pie, Silver Fog, Goldmine, Campfire and Lagoon
  • Paper mache eggs

 

TOOLS

  • Circle punch, 7/8”
  • GRAFIX Inking Palette
  • Clearsnap: Izink Inks: Mango, Citronella, Safran, Topaz, Cactus, Bamboo, Ambre, Caviar, Jasmine, Opaline and Orchid
  • White Acrylic Paint 

BASIC SUPPLIES

  • Scissors
  • Foam brushes

*Tip: Use the Inking Palette to stage inks and paint for application and allow the eggs to completely dry before decorating.

Another way to foil egg, and to use up any leftover bits of adhesive and foil, is an all over random pattern. Just rub bits of adhesive on egg and then rub with left over foil.

1. Paint eggs with two coats of white acrylic paint; allowing eggs to dry between coats. The white color will allow the Izink Inks to shine brighter.


2. Paint each egg a different Izink color. One coat should cover well, but apply two coats if needed and let dry.

3. Punch 8-10 circles from Artist-tac sheet. Remove backing from circles and place sticky side down on egg. Rub with finger to transfer adhesive. Work one dot at a time as adhesive is clear and hard to see once applied. Place foil sheet over adhesive dot and rub with your finger to transfer foil.

4. Continue adding adhesive dots and covering them with foil until you are happy with the design. If any sticky areas remain, just rub over with foil sheet. The foil sheet can be used multiple times.

5. Cut three 1/2” strips of adhesive from sheet long enough to wrap around egg plus a little bit extra. Wrap one strip around center of egg, and trim excess. Rub with finger to transfer adhesive and then remove backing strip. Rub foil sheet over strip. Repeat at either end of egg to add two more stripes.

6. Cut eight 1/4” strips from adhesive sheet the length of the egg plus a bit. Apply strips to egg from to top bottom, spacing evenly around egg. Rub strips with finger to transfer adhesive. Working one strip at a time, remove backing and rub with foil.