Two completely different decorating effects achieved with the same product [and one of my favourite] - nail varnish. I tried a decorative plastic egg makeover last year [glitter involved, of course] but wanted to try some other effects, in particular marbling, which is finding its way into everything at the moment.
What I Used:
Plastic Decorative Eggs [£1 in the sale now!]
Pin / Bowl / Water / Blu-tac
all over my surfaces, hands and soft furnishings, piercing one end:
not attempt to many effects and colours at once and start simply [maybe trying this again with
a few more colours now I feel I know what to do]. I picked my favourite shade of nail varnish
and added a few drops to a half-full bowl of water.
The nail varnish creates a thin film that sits on the top of the water:
nail varnish around the plastic:
It's a really simple technique, applying short strokes of colour around the egg. It doesn't require
any structure or particular pattern and the more random your strokes, the better. Stand your pins
in blu-tac to help keep the eggs steady. With my first colour choice, I completed a full cover:
...and then continuing this with more colours, just in time for the sun to come out and help
quicken the drying time:
Easter decorating this year [or any small upcycle/decorating project]:
More Easter projects can be found here.
...and if you are a nail varnish craft convert? Try this too!