This is my entry for the Mixed Media Monday challenge where the theme this week is "eggs". I made these (paper napkin eggs) last year and decided to use them in a digital collage composed of photos from my backyard (birdhouse, and a beautiful nest that we found abandoned, and a faerie garden sculpture). A bit magical in color and content!
The eggs are really fun and easy to make. I used large eggs and pricked the top and bottom with an embroidery needle to make two holes to blow the contents of the eggs out into a bowl. (Be sure to make an omelet or a great scramble afterwards)! Run water through the egg to clean completely and then let them dry. Now for the fun, I simply brushed my Golden Gel medium over the entire egg and started to apply torn bits of decorative paper napkins (there are tons of beautiful designs out there) or tissue paper (remove all other plys from the colored layer) and press firmly ; the glue makes the tissue shrink and adhere perfectly. You get a wonderful swirled marbelized effect. Cover the whole egg (the holes will disappear). I have kept mine out all year (away from direct sunlight ) and they have stayed beautiful.