|I immediately had an idea but now to see how it would look.|
Gel Medium is my favorite adhesive for projects like this one. It comes in matte or gloss; it won’t wrinkle the paper; and it won’t yellow over time.
I began applying a coat of Matte Gel to the paper mache egg.
Next, I tore strips of paper from an old hymnal and adhered them to the egg. Don’t worry, I have several of these hymnals and I only use this one for special projects so it is okay :)
Once I had a section complete I went over the top and applied more matte gel to seal the paper.
I continued this process until the egg was completely covered with the sheet music.
Once the gel medium was completely dry, I applied just a drop of Antiquing medium to the egg and used a brush to spread the color over the entire egg.
I quickly wiped off the excess with a paper towel until the desired effect had been achieved.
To get a speckled effect, I splattered a bit of the antique medium onto the egg. I filled the basket with natural grass and tied a checkered red ribbon to the center. When the eggs were dry I added them to the basket and hung it on the wall.
I love how this basket adds just the right touch to this wall.
- Paper Mache Eggs (Hobby Lobby)
- Gel Medium, matte (Liquitex)
- Antiquing Medium (Folk Art)
- Book Pages
- Natural Grass (American Moss)
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