Vana Chupp of Le Papier Studio teaches us how to make her beautiful Silhouette Stenciled Easter Eggs.
Type of Craft
- wooden eggs (various sizes)
- all-purpose sealer
- acrylic paints (your favorite colors – I am using white, pink and blue)
- cutting board
- contact paper
- brushes (sponge brushes for painting the larger areas, and fine tip brushes for touching up the silhouettes)
- exacto knife
Step One: Start by sealing the wooden eggs with an all-purpose sealer. This will ensure the paint goes on evenly. Let the eggs dry for a couple of minutes. Continue by tracing the silhouettes on the contact paper. Once you have all the silhouettes traced, start cutting their outlines with x-acto knife or scissors.
Step Two: Start painting the eggs your favorite color (remember this first coat is the color your silhouettes will be – so if you want white silhouettes, your first coat should be white). Let the eggs dry.
Step Three: Next, peel off the back and stick the silhouette on the egg. Burnish the outside edges with your thumb. This will keep the dye from penetrating – resulting in a sharp silhouette.
Step Four: Apply a second color over the entire egg, covering the silhouettes. This second color could vary from egg to egg. Allow them to dry for about 2-5 minutes. Start to pill the sticker and violá! You just made silhouette Easter eggs!