distress glitter eggs…

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comwith easter a couple of weeks away, i wanted to share some project ideas this week that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.  the pastel palette of spring is the perfect time to use the lighter colors of distress to create these shabby decor accents.  today we’re going to add a little vintage sparkle to plain paper mache’ eggs using distress paint and glitter.  it’s super simple with stunning results – let’s get started…t!m

supplies used:

  •  surfaces: paper mache’ eggs
  • distress paint: spun sugar, shabby shutters, tumbled glass, milled lavender
  • distress glitter: spun sugar, shabby shutters, tumbled glass, victorian velvet
  • adhesive: glue n’ seal (matte)
  • tools: craft pick
  • misc: plastic containers

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 1: start by gathering your colors of distress paint and glitter.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 2: shake the distress paint and paint the paper mache’ eggs using the dabber.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 3: paint two coats of paint to create a shabby effect (allowing some of the kraft color to come through) and allow paint to dry completely.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 4: insert a craft pick into the bottom of the egg to make it easier to hold.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 5: paint a medium layer of glue n’ seal over the entire egg using the included brush.  *note: make sure you have plenty of adhesive covering the entire surface.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 6: place the egg over a plastic container and completely cover the entire egg with distress glitter.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 7: let egg dry on craft pick for about 5 minutes and then carefully remove and place into the container to allow it to dry completely for about 15-30 minutes.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 8: once eggs are completely dry, carefully tap off excess glitter into container and pour distress glitter back into jars – that’s it!

Spun Sugar Distress Paint (IE|SSS)
Shabby Shutters Distress Paint (SSS|IE)
Tumbled Glass Distress Paint (IE|SSS)
Milled Lavender Distress Paint (SSS|IE)
Spun Sugar Glitter (SSS|IE)
Shabby Shutters Glitter (IE|SSS)
Victorian Velvet Glitter (SSS|IE)
Matte Glue N Seal (SSS|IE)
Craft Pick (IE|SSS)
Craft Sheet (IE|SSS)

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