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четвртак, 17. април 2014.

DIY Shabby Paper Mache Easter Egg And Altered Cheap Egg

This lovely, Shabby egg I made using a cheap technique of paper mache. Actualy, this technique is very simple.Egg shape is achieved by using a balloon. I plastered the balloon with strips of chopped newspaper, soaked in a mixture of glue and water. You can use the white wood glue mixed with water in the ratio 3/4 parts of adhesive and 1/4 of water. Make sure you apply the tape layer by layer, and never apply more than four layers (I did 3). After completing, leave it to dry, or dry with hair dryer. I left it to dry overnight. Dried egg I painted with acrylic paint, using white for the outside, and green for the inside. Then comes the fun part, decorating. I found these lovely butterflies on the internet (I do not remember exactly where), print it and glued two together, so they look more naturally. After that I add a little patina on the silk roses, then a pink lace and a white ribbon. For the opening on the egg I used small styrofoam eggs (cut in half) and pearls. For the finale I add a little grass, bird and small nest with eggs.

Ovo slatko shabby jaje napravila sam tehnikom papir mašea (paper mache) koja je vrlo jednostavna. Oblik jajeta je postignut upotrebom balona. Naduvani balon oblepljujete na trake iseckanom ili iscepkanom novinskom hartijom prethodno natopljenom u mešavinu lepka i vode. Za papir maše možete korisititi beli lepak za drvo pomešan sa vodom u odnosu 3/4 dela lepka prema 1/4 vode. Potrudite se da trake nanosite sloj po sloj i nikada ne nanosite više od četiri sloja (ja sam nalela tri). Posle završenog lepljenja ostaviti da se osuši sam ili ga osušiti fenom. Ja sam ostavila da se suši preko noći. Osušeno jaje sam obojila akrilnim bojama, spolja u belo, a unutra zeleno. E, sad dolazi zabavan deo, dekorisanje. Leptire sam pronašla na internetu (ne sećam se tačno gde), odšampala i spojila dva kako bi delovali prirodnije. Svilene ruže sam malo patinirala, dodala pink čipku i belu mašnu. Za otvor sam kombinovala mala jaja od striropora (presečena na pola) i bisere. Za kraj sam unutra ubacila malo trave, ptičicu i malo gnezdo sa jajima. 


The second egg is actually from a dollar store. Didn`t like it at all, but I've seen that it has the potential. I just paint it and decoupaged it with a beautiful pink rose and that`s all. 

Drugo jaje je zapravo iz prodavnice sve za 120 dinara. Nije mi se nimalo dopalo, ali sam  videla da ima potencijala. Obojila sam ga, uradila dekupaž sa predivnom pinkastom ružom i to je sve.
I found this sweet vintage rabbits on the internet (I think it was on a The Graphics Fairy). I just glue them on the stronger cardboard, add some glue on the edges and add glitter. Very simple!

Ove slatke vintage zeke sam pronašla negde na netu (milsim da je to bilo na blogu The Graphics Fairy). Zalepila sam ih na tvrđi karton, na ivice nanela malo lepka i posula ih gliterom. Krajnje jednostavno. 
Happy  Easter !!
Srećan  Uskrs !!
xoxoxo
Vesna!

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понедељак, 14. април 2014.

Decoupaged Easter Eggs And DIY Bird Nest

Slowly getting ready for Easter. Colorful eggs are definitely one of the most important features of the holiday season, and they can be decorated in so many ways. This weekend I used some spare time to do decoupage on wooden eggs and to make a lovely bird nests. Eggs are painted with acrylic paint and ​​decoupaged with napkins. Then I did a bit of painting and coated everything with a layer of acrylic lacquer.

Polako teku pripreme za jedan od najvažnijih hrišćanskih praznika, Uskrs. Šarena jaja su svakako jedno od najvažnijih obeležja ovog praznika, a mogu se ukrasiti na nebrojeno mnogo načina. Ja sam za vikend iskoristila malo slobodnog vremena da uradim dekupaž na drvenim jajima i napravim mala gnezda.  Jaja sam obojila akrilnim bojama, potom je rađen dekupaž salvetama, malo oslikavanja i na kraju je sve premazano slojem akrilnog laka.

Here are the simple steps to making this cute nest here.
I used a rope but you can also use burlap. Cut randomly longer and shorter pieces of rope, and split each in two parts. I didn`t had sticky glue on hand, so I used the hot glue gun. Also, I didn`t put cardboard on the bottom, but you can, because that way your nest will be more stable. Forming the nest is very simple. First made ​​the smallest hoop and then follow with the bigger, until you got the size you want. I recommend that you don`t try to be perfect because it's even better when it`s a bit messy. How cute is that!!

Evo jednostavnog tutorijala za pravljenje gnezda koji je meni dao ideju, a koji možete pogledati ovde.
Ja sam koristila kanap ali možete koristiti i jutu. 
Prvo sam isekla nasumično duže i kraće komade kanapa, pa sam svaki rasprela u dva dela. Pošto nisam imala odgovarajući lepak pri ruci, koristila sam pištolj za vruće lepljenje. Nisam stavila karton na dno, kao što je u originalu, ali vi možete jer će onda konstrukcija biti stabilnija. Gnezdo sam formirala tako što sam prvo napravila najmanji obruč, pa sam potom pravila veće sve dok nisam dobila željenu veličinu. Preporučujem da se ne trudite sa bude savršeno, jer je čak i bolje kada deluje malo neuredno.Preslatko!!
xoxoxo
Vesna!!
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