Apr 5, 2012

Polymer Clay Easter Eggs

Dear Chicago House,

With Easter this weekend I thought I'd have a bash at making some funky decorated Easter eggs. I have seen so many fab ideas on Pinterest and I am a bit late to the game but here we go ...Polymer clay covered Easter Eggs



and so easy to make!

Here is what you will need

  1. Plastic eggs ( or you could use hard boiled real ones)
  2. Polymer Clay in a number of contrasting colors
  3. Knife and cutting board.
  4. A bit of patience!
You need to start by making polymer clay tiles like these


I have already written two tutorials outlining techniques for creating these  the spotty tile here and a marbled tile here.

Once you have your tiles stick them all over your eggs and don't worry about the gaps.

Then roll the eggs around to flatten and smooth out the clay and the gaps will disappear.

I didn't bother to bake the eggs, I was a bit worried the plastic egg would melt.


Enjoy!

If you make any I'd love to see them.

Love from

Creative in Chicago

XX

4 comments:

  1. Fun idea! It adds a neat texture and it's so pretty. :]

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  2. I think I will try this but use blown eggs and put the clay around the shell. That way they can be baked!I bet a thin mokume gane veneer would work nicely.

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  3. If you don't bake the clay, will it harden by itself?

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    1. No the clay needs to be baked to harden but as I said in my post I didn't bake mine and they are still fine!

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