Friday, April 06, 2012

Copic Marker and Ranger Alcohol Ink Colored Easter Eggs

I created these beautiful Easter eggs a few years ago, and we are still using them to decorate for our celebrations, so why not share them again and how to create them as well.

Start by blowing out the contents of a dozen or so eggs, there are a few methods of doing this. Some of the supplies I used are:

Alcohol inks by Ranger in a variety of colors and metallic finishes
Alcohol ink applicator and clean felt pads
Copic Markers in a variety of pastel colors
Gem and pearl stickers
Butterfly punch
Milliners flowers
White glitter paper
White silk ribbon
Fabric adhesive

For Ranger Alcohol Ink eggs

Step 1: Apply colors to applicator pad and directly to egg if desired. (this gives spots of "clear" color)

Step 2: Gently dab applicator directly to egg, muddling the colors to achieve desired results.

For Copic Marker colored eggs

Begin by selecting an assortment of markers in the desired color range, I used some beautiful pastels.

Step 1: Color random sized areas of different colors with the markers.

Step 2: Apply a metallic Alcohol ink to the applicator on a clean felt pad.

Step 3: Loosen the metallic up (it will come off very heavy otherwise) with some Copic Blending Solution applied to the applicator.

Step 4: Randomly and gently dab the applicator onto the egg.

Step 5: Look and admire, adjust any spots with more metallic or alcohol ink as desired.

Embellishing both types

Embellishing is the fun part! Use a paper punch on some white glitter paper, apply some of the alcohol ink from the applicator you have been using on the punches and then adhere carefully to the egg. Add some milliners flowers or other small items like gems or pearls.
Tie a small loop with a bow and use fabric adhesive to adhere the ribbon to the egg, I like to cover the holes, but they aren't usually really obvious.

Most importantly, have fun!!


calamity jane said...

Becky, these are so beautiful! I loved blowing out eggs when I was young and then dying them. This is much more sophisticated....but still looks like fun! Thanks for the idea and pics!! Hope you enjoy your Easter!

Mimi said...

Your eggs just took my breath away! I think they could be all year long they are so beautiful and now I am going to have to try them out myself and I know just where in my new room from Thank you so much for such a lovely inspiration.