How about a little Easter egg fun? I saw this post over on Ellen's blog where she airbrushed Easter eggs with Copic markers and it reminded me that I hadn't posted some I made the end of last month! Our stamping minds were thinking alike!
So here are a few I made, but you'll have to wait a until next week to see them all and the great egg holder I found and decorated -- they are a part of a project I can't share just yet!
So basically what I did was apply scrapbooking line stickers on wooden eggs that were already painted white (from Hobby Lobby - 8 for about $4.99) and then airbrushed over the entire egg (in this case, blue). In some instances, I masked any other places I didn't want the current color I was airbrushing to color -- like the center stripe here. Then I went back and added accents with Copic's green Spica glitter pen -- it worked perfectly to add a little sparkle! Pretty simple, basic & fun!
Same concept above, but I decided to leave the metallic stickers on this egg because I liked the gold trim with these bright yellow & orange colors -- they reminded me a little of a Faberge egg! The centers of the flower stickers were open, so the egg was colored the same color in the center, after airbrushing that section. I decided I wanted a contrasting flower center, so this is what I did:
Remember, the Copic Colorless Blender Pen removes color, so I used it to remove the color in the flower centers and then color them in with a different color. The blender pen was also helpful in removing any color that might have oversprayed anywhere I didn't want it.
This last example was my favorite egg I did . . .
. . . I love the way this detailed rose sticker turned out as a mask! This one took a lot of additional masking around each rose to get the different colors on top and bottom -- there are three roses around the center. But Copic's airbrush system really lays down a nice, even, soft color. After all this work, I'm sure glad these eggs can be kept to use for years to come!
Be sure to check out Ellen's samples -- she actually stamped directly on a real egg! Be sure to let me know if you try these, so I can come check them out!