This is such a common title for such beautiful things! The title says nothing about how easy these pretty eggs are to make, how fun they are to create, or how stunningly beautiful they turn out. All you need to make Torn Tissue Eggs are paper napkins, regular old store-bought eggs, and ModPodge.
That’s it! I used what I had at home and in the frig and loved making these amazing eggs! I can’t wait to show you how because I think you will love making them too…
Even if you aren’t a crafter, YOU CAN DO THIS! Let’s dig right in and make some pretty eggs!
StoneGable Torn Tissue Eggs
- blown-out eggs… I use the real deal. There is something so beautiful about the “feel” of the eggshell that cannot be duplicated. Very nice when you are not covering the entire egg. I blow the yolk and white out of the egg by tapping out a small hole in the top and bottom of the egg. I use the tip of a small sharp knife to tap an opening. Then I literally put my mouth over one of the holes and gently blow the contents of the egg into a bowl.
- napkins with designs and or great colors
- wax paper to work on
2. Separate the ply’s of the napkin and use the top designed tissue. To separate the napkin, tear the edge to expose the layers and pull apart.
3. Cut out or tear the portion of the tissue you want to put on the egg. If you are covering the whole egg tear larger sections.
4. Put a dot of Mod Podge on the spot you want the design to go with a small flat paintbrush. Place the design over the dot and press down with the paintbrush. Put a little more glue on the brush and paint Mod Podge under the design and on to the egg. Put a little more Mod Podge on the brush and gently brush the design onto the egg starting in the center and working out to the sides.
Notice I am working on a sheet of wax paper. Very important! Your designs won’t stick to it.
I didn’t worry about the wrinkles, I just gently kept smoothing them out with the brush and my finger. If the design breaks or tears, that’s okay. It makes it look “artistic”.
5. Work on one section of the egg at a time. Give it time to dry before working on another section.
I did work on several eggs at one time. That way I could continue working, moving from egg to egg.
When you are happy with the eggs let them completely dry. Turning them so the whole egg is dry.
6. Put them in something pretty and show off your little work of arts!
Here are some eggs that I made for a vignette on my kitchen table… totally different vibe!!!! Sorta fun and kitschy!
See, you are only limited by your imagination!
To see my Spring Kitchen Table vignette, with the fun torn tissue eggs, click HERE.
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