With Easter just around the corner I thought it was the perfect opportunity to take a moment from the craziness of us moving into our new home this past weekend and sit down with my watercolour paints to take some time to myself and create something fun this week.
I enjoy testing out new mediums and what better than the perfect white canvas of an egg! I was unsure how the paint would take to the egg but it actually went on really well and ended up being a fun creative outlet for me that resulted in some beautiful pieces of art to decorate the tablescape with this Sunday.
For this project you will need to hard boil a dozen eggs. I let them cool overnight in the fridge. Looking back I think next time I would hand blown the eggs so that they can be used every year. The thought of these being cracked does make me a little sad! Once the eggs were cooled, I set up my station and got started.
I used a watercolour palette from Michaels that I received as a gift, as well as some watercolour brushes in varying sizes. I found the palette worked great and had a shimmer to it which looked stunning on the eggs, as they catch the light and really stand out.
I started out with some of my favourite flowers I gravitate towards when painting. I repeated a pink floral pattern around an egg (be careful to let it fully dry before turning as the paint can run). Lavender is another favourite bloom so I did a simple lavender design with three stems. These two differ as one is a little more busy and one simple but both turned out lovely in their own way.
Next I tackled a pink peony - my most favourite flower! A single stem on its own, just as it is beginning to open. Fingers crossed (if you live here in Calgary you know!) that the snow starts to melt and Spring is just around the corner. Spring signals peony season to me and I adore the five to six weeks I can have peonies on my kitchen counter, my dining room table, bedside... and anywhere I can find to add a splash of pink!
I moved on to start adding in some compositions of multiple flowers together. My pearlescent watercolours worked perfect to add some shimmer to the egg that catches the light perfectly.
Anyone who knows me knows I love Phoenix! It is my most favourite place to visit and I love the desert landscape. I think because of where we live it is so different so naturally you gravitate towards something that you do not normally see. I had to fit in one cactus egg. I did a mixture of a saguaro and some lower flowering cactus.
I am so excited to share these with you and hope to inspire you to try your hand at some Easter egg decorating in a different way!
Happy Easter to All!