Oh that beautiful, evil Michael’s “Impulse Aisle”– they really call it that–let’s hear it for honesty I guess. On my last “quick” trip to Michael’s I came across a $1 aisle full of vintage floral goodness and everything half off! So, I scooped up like 10 of everything, not really knowing what I was going to do with it all, but knowing that I would figure something out. Among my finds were a few packages of tissues, which I decided to Mod Podge onto some Easter eggs. (I bought a few packages of these tissues, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of them in the future.)
Tissues or tissue paper
Plastic or paper mache eggs (I actually prefer paper mache, but this was what I had on hand)
Paint brush for Mod Podge
Soft paint brush for dry brushing
The tissues I bought were three ply, and I found that they stuck much easier if you pulled off the extra layers. So, pull off the extra layers.
Tear your tissues into small pieces. The torn edges will hide the seams better and make it easier to work with on the round egg. I found that if you leave straight edges, you can exactly where you’ve laid each piece on.
Brush your Mod Podge onto your egg. Another note: I did my first egg in halves. The result is MUCH better if you just leave it put together and decoupage over the seam.
Gently lay your pieces on and then delicately dry brush them down. They don’t need to be stuck all the way, you’ll take care of that next. Also, the tissue is VERY delicate when the Mod Podge is sticky, so don’t rub very hard when you’re sticking them down.
The next step gets a little messy. Dip your finger in the Mod Podge and then rub it over the egg to finish gluing down the tissue. I’ve found that this method works much better than a brush for round surfaces, like the egg. Make sure you keep plenty of Podge on you finger though. Once you’ve used it all, your fingers will start to get sticky and tear the paper.
And you’re done, let it dry. Again, I know this shows the eggs done in halves, but it really is better to just do the whole thing without taking it apart.
I mixed my new eggs in with a few that I did last year with scrapbook paper and book pages–I used the exact same method for those.