Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ranger's EGG-stravaganza...

here's the scoop on my egg,
which was created for


we were asked to purchase any egg we liked & to use some Ranger products to enhance it...

simple...no rules...
I like that...

I knew immediately that I wanted a large paper mache egg...
and I found just what I had in mind @ Hobby Lobby...

this guy is 7 inches tall...
so lots of room for play...

CHECK...PERFECT so far...

I had recently seen a kitchen decorated in blue, with yellow accents...

it looked amazing & I intended to use that color combo as my inspiration...

so...
the egg was inked by tapping the Adirondack Snow Cap pigment pad all over the egg to change it to white...

then I added distress stains over it...
the snow cap changes the normally translucent distress stains to a beautiful chalky pastel-ish effect...

I stamped it with archival inks by rolling the egg over the inked stamp...
the mini numbers are a perfect fit for the journal pages...

then added 2 strips of kraft glassine, which was also stamped with jet black archival & my polka dot border...
Wonder Tape is great for adding kraft glassine...

the whole egg got misted with Perfect Pearls mists...

the art parts flourishes were stained & stamped...

it was looking exactly as the picture in my mind...

so far...so good...

I opened the drawer to grab the pale ochre archival, with the intention of making some YELLOW flowers...

when something TOTALLY unexpected happened...

I spotted the Rose Madder archival pad...
it's a beautiful color...
but I rarely use pink...
like almost never...

I wondered what it would look like stamped on Ranger's Specialty Stamping paper...

hello...I LOVE YOU...

ok...major change of plans...
moving on to plan B...

I added the Specialty Stamping Paper to my clearly for art with Glue N Seal...
I wanted to be able to form the flower petals & I wanted them to be strong & durable...
and easy to pack away for next year...
without being damaged...

here's the end result...

which you may notice is not the blue/yellow combo I had planned...

I used alcohol ink to alter the metal bird...
added some distress stickles...
and tapped the Rose Madder pad over the wing to add some definition...

you can't go wrong when you
put a bird on it!

and here's a better look @ the flower...

the center is one of my new Blossom Bucket goodies...
that's been altered with alcohol ink & stickles...

here's the whole RANGER supply list...

Non Stick Craft Sheet
Heat-It Craft Tool
Blending tool with foam
Ink Applicator with felt
Wonder Tape
Glossy Accents

Snow Cap White Pigment Pad

Jet Black, Rose Madder, Sap Green Archivals


Snow Cap Mixative


Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet, Bundled Sage Distress Stains

Spun Sugar, Barn Door Distress Stickles

Broken China, Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks

Black Soot Distress Marker

Specialty Stamping Paper

so the moral of this LONG story?
step outside your normal box...

try different colors...

you just might like it...
I DID!

don't forget to pop over to Ranger's blog...
I think the Tuesday thru Friday posts
are EGGciting
and they will inspire you to...

make art!
wendy

34 comments:

kath said...

fabulous as always wendy...just as well it's not chocolate...too delicious to eat..hugs kath xxx

Wilma said...

Wow, this is a fabulous egg!!!

gayle said...

Gorgeous!! I love the suspense in your posts LOL I usually can't take it anymore and have to scroll down to see the picture and then go back and read the rest!! haha!!

Happy Easter!

TAM said...

WOW another stunning project

Marilyn said...

This is so beautiful...I may have to take a trip to Hobby Lobby to see about this! I'm kinda in the mood for a project!

Helen said...

Stunning Egg decorating! I love tht Rose Madder colour... Have a great weekend. I will be painty but sadly of the house decorating type (my late mother's house as we continue to prep it for rent/sale)

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Wow! Beautiful egg! Love the colors, and the soft blue background. Just gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Love this! It is so fabulous!!!

SusanK said...

Ah, the best laid plans...but this color combo looks super! Happy Easter! Passover doesn't have decorations like this. Sigh.

sue said...

I love the egg. Now I have to go to Hobby Lobby.

Kirsten Alicia said...

That is completely WONDERFUL.

mrich2500 said...

Now that's what an egg should look like ;)

Redanne said...

Wow, Wendy, it is fabulous even if the colours are not the ones you intended - stunning.

Kathy Eddy said...

Just adorable and stinkin' cute too.

Tona said...

Fabulous! Your's is my favorite egg :)

Dorothy said...

Love your egg!

Swedie said...

I like the result, and the colors are lovely!

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh aaaaahhhh, corrrrrrrrr.... swooooons, I LOVE THIS!!! I don't do pink either but this needed the pink to make it perfect... better go, need to go and buy a Rose Madder pad lol Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter to you and Rick, Ringo and Ranger xx

Marilyn C. said...

The egg is just the most gorgeous one I've ever seen. What a beautiful tribute to Easter!

Ruby Craft said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Wanda H said...

Wendy, I totally love your egg!!!! The colors, the design and the bird in a nest on top are very eggstraspecial!!!!!

Carol Mc said...

That is one spectacular egg. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn B. said...

It's gorgeous! Love the colors. I wouldn't have thought to add the specialty stamping paper to CFA! Great tip!

Nancy Wethington said...

Love this immensely!

Candy Spiegel said...

This is so beautiful! I absolutely love it.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Ah, you kept the blue! I rarely use pink either, but your egg is gorgeous.

Lizzy said...

Wow! I love it! You are so clever.x

Debby said...

Wow that is so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us!!

ValB said...

This is just adorable!

Annie said...

Hi Wendy I love your Easter egg. The colours and decoration work so well and your bird is so cute. I am one of your newest fans and you may like the piece I entered in Simon stamp and show challenge. You can view it at http://curiousncraftytreasures.bloodspot.com when you have a spare moment. Keep on inspiring us all and a very Happy Easter from Scotland ...... Annie x

Peg Robinson said...

Very cool! I am not into pink either, but this works. To all the peeps out there, may all your eggs be chocolate (unless it is one of Wendy's fabulous creations. Happy Spring, Easter and Passover.

Ally White Cat said...

well,I wouldn't expect less from you ..you are awesome that way...that's what makes your art so fun..its simple and elegant and comfortable to the soul.
awesome egg Wendy.

susan s.

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Well Hello Pink Wendy, it turned out GORGEOUS!!!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

I have looked at all the eggs...and I have to say that yours is my favorite. I like
t!m's but it is too much metal for me..however very interesting! Yours is beautiful as an Easter Egg should be!