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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Elegant Eggs Inspired by Faberge & Making Jeweled Buttons – New Collage Sheets & Video Tutorial

About 5 years ago I was looking for different ways to add moving parts to ATCs.  One of the ideas I came up with was to create an ATC that mimicked a Faberge Egg.  The idea was to have an elegant front presentation that would open and reveal a treasure inside.

In this tutorial I’ll cover how to make Faberge like eggs that open in various ways.  I’ll also demonstrate how to transform a paper mache egg into a lovely container for a removable perfume or altered bottle.

Most of the samples in the tutorial are made using my new Elegant Eggs collage sheet or Digital image set.  I’ve also created a new sheet titled “Bejeweled #2” which is a companion to the original “Bejeweled” collage sheet.  Both sheets are packed with vintage jewelry that add a touch of elegance to the eggs or other projects.  You can find all of my collage sheets at Alpha Stamps.

One type of embellishment I created for the eggs and for the bottles in the previous French Themed Altered Bottles tutorial, are jeweled elements that resemble buttons.  In the tutorial I’ll cover how I used filigree, pearls, rhinestones, jewels, crystals and bead caps to create jeweled buttons for both the eggs and the altered bottles.

The collage sheet contains 7 different eggs to choose from.  
The digital image set contains all of the images in the collage sheet plus a set of eggs without the hardware for a total of 14 images.  Along with more images, the digital image set gives you much more flexibility in printing just the images you want, and in resizing the images to your particular needs.
This sheet is packed with vintage jewelry and is a companion to the original “Bejeweled” collage sheet.

TUTORIAL

EGG TEMPLATE
To download the egg template, click on the image to expand it, right-click and select Save As.

This clear plastic ATC stand is a great way to display the eggs as well as ATCs

DETAIL PHOTOS &SUPPLY LISTS
BLACK & GOLD ART NOUVEAU STYLED EGG
MARIE ANTOINETTE EGG
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Egg
REGENCY EGG
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Egg
ANOTHER REGENCY EGG
BRITISH QUEEN EGG
Alpha Stamps Products Used on the this Egg
Making Jeweled Buttons

9 comments:

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Again I am totally amazed at your talent. These Eggs are absolutely gorgeous!! I can't wait to start making some for myself and hope that I can do your tutorial justice. I can't believe I am looking at paper eggs that look so realistic and dimensional. Amazing...The Collage Sheets as well are packed with such beautiful images. Thank you again for all the inspiration you share with us!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely amazing pieces, your attention to detail is truly amazing in every piece you create. You have such a talent and I love to see what you create. Tracy x

Coco said...

Once again, I'm speechless Laura... Wow!!!!!!! Absolutely amazing eggs, ATCs in eggs (or eggs on ATCs!), hand-made buttons, and whole decor... FAB-U-LOUS!!! Thanks for the tutorial, I will look at it quietly a bit later when my kids will be busy. :) Hugs, and good 'Tour de France' on TV if you can watch it at home!

johala said...

Hello Laura
Fabulous idea!!! Wonderful eggs wich look like real Fabergé eggs!
Wonderful! I'm allways admirative about your work!
Hugs and kisses

smokeysmom said...

WOW Laura - just amazing! Your creative talents never cease to amaze me. Fabulous eggs!!

Martina2801 said...

Dear Laura, I can not find the right words to comment on your beautiful work! They are always beautiful and rich in details, with new inspirations! I love this eggs:-)

Sandra said...

Amazing job on these fab eggs. Thanks a lot for sharing :)

stanky6261973 said...

WOW! Beautifully creative :) TFS

Maureen said...

So incredibly beautiful Laura! I so enjoyed the video tutorial - you really are a wonderful teacher. Thank you so much!