I’m sharing how to make decoupage watercolor floral Easter eggs. After a few failed attempts at painting eggs with watercolors, I came up the next best thing. Keep scrolling for details on my easy solution.
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You know the fun part of crafting is figuring out the best way to approach a project. My solution is painting spring florals first on watercolor paper, and then making photo copies. Why photo copies? Copy paper is much thiner, and therefore easier to cut and decoupage on the eggs.
Since I’m just now getting back into my studio, and working with my watercolors again, I’m feeling a bit rusty. Playing around with different brushes and mixing colors is a fun exercise but I’m not feeling skilled enough to paint directly on the eggs.
If you’re not into painting with watercolors then you can either copy florals from a book or download and print images online. Keep in mind the most simple images will be the easiest to cut out.
The only downside of making photo copies is that the color of the images may not be as intense.
- plastic white craft eggs
- Mod Podge Matte
- craft brush
- floral paper cutouts
- plastic wrap
Decoupage Watercolor Floral Easter Eggs
- After making photo copies of your watercolor images, carefully cut each one out with small craft scissors. I must say, the ones I cut out getting really close or right on the boarder look the best after being decoupaging on the eggs.
- Remember decoupaging can be really messy, so cover your work surface. You’ll also want a space where you can put the eggs down to dry too. An easy solution is to cover the egg carton with plastic wrap, that way your eggs won’t stick to the carton.
- I like to apply Mod Podge on the egg first with a craft brush, then I place the paper flower on top. Using the craft brush apply more Mod Podge on top of the paper flower, pressing down and smoothing with the craft brush until all edges of the flower are flat.
- You may want to decoupage one flower at a time on each egg then let them dry. Once they are dry go back and add another flower to the other side of the each egg.
- I suggest washing your brush with water if it gets too messy, and remember to wash it throughly when you stop or take a break.
Hopefully by next year I’ll be applying my watercolor skills directly on the craft eggs. I’m already envisioning a variety of green ferns and insects, but who knows what will inspire me by then.
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I hope you will enjoy this little decoupage watercolor floral Easter eggs project even if you don’t create your own flowers.
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