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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Stamped Easter Eggs

The day before Easter, I decided that I should make some Easter eggs and that I should try stamping on them and coloring them with my new FlexMarkers from Letraset.  FlexMarkers are alcohol markers, much like the Copics that are very popular.  Letraset is a company out of the UK.

I had won them (from Going Buggy, one of my favorite blogs)  and just received them in the mail the day before and was itching to try them out.

So I boiled up some eggs and set about gathering some of my stamps.

I learned a few things in the process.
*It is pretty difficult to stamp onto eggs.
*Ink doesn't dry very well on eggs.
*Ink doesn't clean off the eggs very easily.
*Even heat setting doesn't work all that well.
*I don't think this is something I will be doing again.

I found that getting a nice clear, unsmudged image was very difficult,
consequently, you will see that there are some areas that are missing a bit of the image and others where there is a bit of a smudge.

None the less, here are the 3 eggs that are good enough for anyone to see.  I had 10 eggs that I worked on and 3 that were decent.

For the first one I used "Bunny with Flowers" (#13407) from

The other two were made with "Happy Duckling" (#6807) from
QKR Stampede, both the same stamp, but colored a little differently.
How can they be the same image and one duckling looks happier and one looks a bit worried?


Since I only had 3 eggs that I wanted my company to see, this is how I "displayed" them on the dinner table.

So if you have any thoughts about stamping on eggs, here is what I'd recommend.
*Use small images, they will be easier to stamp.
*Maybe alcohol markers aren't the best choice as they can't be used with all kinds of ink and will cause the ink to run.
*Water color crayons may be another choice, although I didn't try them, so who knows?!?!
*Lastly, maybe it's not a good idea to decide to do this the night before you need them done.  LOL! Leave it to me to wait till the last minute.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing my eggs and maybe you have been inspired to try something different and new.
Take that leap, experiment, try different techniques and supplies. 
You never know what you'll discover.
Leave a comment if you wish and maybe tell me something different that you have tried.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

2 comments:

Enfys said...

They look so cute! Try using memento ink, it's the only one to use with alcohol inks xx

Rachelle said...

Wow! I'm amazed that you could make them look so nice. You are too creative! Great job.