Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Color Paper Instead of Eggs!

Monday evening at Prairie Stampers Club, we colored paper instead of Easter eggs.


We used glossy card stock, stamped with a waterproof ink (I used Archival black) and then heat set the ink. Oops!  I didn't get the name of the bird stamp that I used!  Next step was to create a resist against the egg dye by coloring areas with a wax crayon.  I chose to wax up (color) the background so that the bird would be the part colored by the dye. 


Then we dipped our little glossy card stock squares in egg dye.  About 8 tablets were used for each color, mixed with water but no vinegar (the vinegar creates a resist preventing the paper from absorbing the color).  This was a technique brought to the meeting by one of the members. 


I brought my little square home and created this card with it Tuesday.  I used Hedi Grace Taking Flight products (card stock, foil sticker, rub-on alphas) given to me by dd1 who decided she didn't really want to make cards.  I've actually inherited from both dds a bunch of scrapbooking stuff.  I told dd1 I'd make her some cards with the product she gave me.  So here's card #1. 



I'm entering this card in these challenges:


Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge #39 Anything Goes

Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge #18 Happy Bird Day

The Craft Room: Bling, Glitter and Sparkle (please note the shiny silver trim on the word tag as well as the shiny silver dots on the curtains!)


Cute Card Thursday challenge # 209 Anything Goes (this is a new challenge site for me this week!)


I also want to share this incredibly artistic dessert brought by another member to club Monday night.  She poked a hole in the egg shell, blew out the raw egg, washed the inside of the shell with salt water, filled it to just the right level with cake dough, baked it, then colored the egg shell with food coloring. (I'm sure there's a recipe out there in cyberspace on how to do this correctly--this is just my interpretation of what I heard at the dessert table.) And let's not overlook the fancy presentation.


19 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely card, the technique looks very interesting! Than ks for playing along at *The cheerful stamp pad!* Valerie
PS Your eggy surprise looks fantastic, too!

Micupoftea~ said...

'Tweet' card! lol~ Could not 'resist'...hahah! Sorry for the puns, Helene. You know I love resists and have been using crayons for awhile. Fun egg cake, too~

pauline said...

Lovely card xx

Linda said...

This is gorgeous and I love the the colour combination.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sharon said...

Love your card Helene!! And what a clever idea to bake a cake in the egg shell - what a clever lady!!

1CardCreator said...

Pretty card Helene, love the technique you used too! I don't know about peeling an egg to eat cake. I looks fabulous but I really hate peeling eggs, lol.

Marjie Kemper said...

Great you were able to use your club piece in your card. I love it when I can use something right away. That cake is too clever!

lynne said...

The background on your card is so pretty as is the little birdie.
Wishes
Lynne

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Really beautiful and originel creation, love the bird in the window!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

Zoe Sanderson said...

Wonderful technique, very interesting will have to write it down and try it! Thank you for sharing your very pretty clever card with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a lovely card. And your egg looks fab :)

Terry said...

Great and clever technique! The card is fantastic and that egg is adorable! Have a lovely day!

Netty said...

Terrific card and loving that egg, x

Maria said...

This is fabulous! It's a technique I've not seen before, but I love the result you've achieved (and the egg!). Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your card is great- sounds like a fun technique- love the bird image! That is quite a cool egg with cake cooked in it- cute centerpiece!

craft-roomjulia said...

Such a pretty card, and what a great technique. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge, and good luck. Julia xxx

jane stillman said...

love this card, great technique x

Jenn Borjeson said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

Vicki Romaine said...

An awesome card Love the technique; I will have to try it.

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