Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter (Egg)

Good Friday we have a tradition in our home... ever since my daughter was very young, we would colour Easter eggs together while watching Jesus Christ Superstar (and a few years ago she and I would have the pleasure not only to see the show live, but to meet "Jesus" himself, Ted Neeley after the show). If you want to read more about that, then head over to my other blog and read THIS POST all about it (with pictures!).

Anyway, as per usual, today was our day to paint eggs. While daughter perfects the art of wax and dye versions, I hand-drew just one:



I drew Lazy Summer Day Tilda on a regular, blown-out chicken egg in pencil. Then, because I was hoping to use my Copics to colour her in as normal, I outlined the pencil with my Copic black Multiliner 0.3. However much to my dismay, the ink refused to set. When I went to erase my pencil lines, the marker started to smear! Gaaah!

So I went over it all again with my fine point Sharpie, then took the egg to the sink to wash away the Multiliner ink and pencil graphite. Which meant now I couldn't use Copics to colour her in. I had to resort to using my older "Fibracolor" markers, which are nothing like the wonderful blending you get with Copics. Ah well... I added Diamond Stickles to her wings, and viola! Done.


I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Now I have to get some sleep so I can get through cooking and cleaning for Easter dinner tomorrow.

22 people wrote stuff:

Nancy said...

How cool love what you have done this is a very special egg! Awesome job I love it!
Hugs,
Nancy

Christine Riley said...

What a cool idea, I love it!
Hugs, Christine

Angelwood said...

This is a fantastic idea! You are quite the artist! Beautiful job! hugs, Angela

Peggie said...

Your egg turned out beautiful even if it took a while. Cool idea.

Pat said...

Hey Maureen...aren't you the clever one!! I love your little egg Tilda. So adorable. A real labor of love!!
Pat Frank

Barb Hardeman said...

This egg is fabulous! What fun Easter must be at your house...Your drawing on this egg is gorgeous...

Sumtoy said...

This is just too cool...what an artist you are. I couldnt even trace one that well. Nicely done

paola said...

this is stunning, but now i wouldnt want to give this away, he he, soo precious
smiles
Paola

Sharon Caudle said...

Gosh I wish I could draw like you do. What a talent you are! Beautiful Easter Egg Marueen!
hugs!
Sharon

Pen to Paper said...

This is really, really cool! Wow!!! I can't believe you drew that on the egg!!! You must have a steady hand! I can't draw to save my life!

XOXO

Jackie

Candy said...

Oh your Easter Egg is AWESOME. I would love to see the collection you must have by now :o)
Beautifully made and coloured as always!
Hugs, Candy

Phyllis said...

Who would have thought. What an awesome job on the egg.

Phyllis

Annette said...

Just beautiful. What a wonderful idea!

Linda S. said...

Oh, So Cute!! If I could draw like that, I wouldn't need to buy any more stamps. Quite a talent.
Linda S. in NE

Leonie said...

O wow! This is so awesome. You are just too clever! And I'm a huge big JCS fan too and I'm so jealous you got to meet Ted. He is and will always be Jesus for me.
Hugs
Leonie

Kylie said...

Wow - this is fantastic! I'll have to give it a go myself! Thanks so much for sharing!
Kylie

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Very sweet! Good work!

Barb Fleming said...

Omg!!!wowee!! Words are not enough! Gorgeous, cute, fab work and idea! Happy Easter! Hugs, Barb F

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Wow! I was hoping it was a blown out egg and that it wasn't just going to spoil! Very pretty!

Robin said...

Very cool way to use your Tilda!!! Awesome!!

Patricia Garcia said...

Awesome idea, love your drawing too!!

Hugs,
Patricia

cabio's craft corner said...

Totally gorgeous creation Maureen. I love the creativity and your talents of this project :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

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