Monday, March 24, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Marbled Easter Eggs {marbling with nail polish}

Mabled Easter Eggs with nail polish and water via homework | carolynshomework.comI recently posted a beautiful round up of one dozen inspiring Easter Eggs. I seriously want to make them all! We’ll see how far I get but in the meantime, I started with these marbled eggs.




Mabled Easter Eggs with nail polish and water via homework | carolynshomework.comThere are several marbling methods but I tried the nail polish and water technique. Super fun, a little messy and surprise results. Want to try it? Here’s how you can marble just about anything with a few items you probably have on hand.


Mabled Easter Eggs with nail polish and water via homework | carolynshomework.comStart by either blowing out your eggs or hard boiling them. Since this was an experiment, I didn’t want to go to the trouble of blowing out my eggs so I hard boiled them. Darn. I wish I add blown them out because I love the results. Use a disposable plastic bowl and fill it with water. Add several drops of nail polish in different colors and swirl it around with a toothpick or craft stick. I used silver, gold and copper frosted nail polish. Dip you egg into the water and the nail polish will cling to it. Dip the other side and place it to dry on a dry rack. I set up toothpicks in foam for my dry rack.


Mabled Easter Eggs with nail polish and water via homework | carolynshomework.comWith marbling there’s no do over. You have to embrace each one or get more eggs. Have nail polish remover handy or use disposable rubber gloves because the nail polish will also cling to your fingers.


Mabled Easter Eggs with nail polish and water via homework | carolynshomework.comOn this egg, you can clearly see where I dipped one side and then the other.


Mabled Easter Eggs with nail polish and water via homework | carolynshomework.comOnce the eggs are dry. you can use them to decorate just about anything.


Mabled Easter Eggs with nail polish and water via homework | carolynshomework.comI love them! You can also use this marbling technique on other materials like paper or glass. I can’t wait to play!


Mabled Easter Eggs with nail polish and water via homework | carolynshomework.comIf I have time, I’m going to make some more of these and this time, I’ll blow out the eggs so I can use them as décor. Wouldn’t they be pretty in individual egg cups or in a basket?


Mabled Easter Eggs with nail polish and water via homework | carolynshomework.comThanks for visiting my little corner of the creative world.

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14 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I can think of a bunch of stuff I'd like to "marble" in this way. I even have the nailpolish on hand already to do it. Thanks for sharing this on Hometalk so I could find it! Pinned and otherwise shared!

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  2. NO SE COMO SE HACEN PERO SON PRECIOSOS!!!
    SALUDITOS

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  3. These are the most beautiful and unique Easter eggs I have seen! I can't tell you how much I love them. Thank you for sharing! I'm definitely going to try these this year.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so thrilled you like them. They were so fun to make.

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  4. LCN Canada loves this idea!! Shared it on our Facebook Page. What a great way to use up old nail polish :)

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  5. Love, love these! Any idea if the technique could be used on wooden or paper mache eggs?

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    1. Hi Karen, I'm not sure by since nail polish sticks to those substances I would think so. I've seen the technique on dishes and paper. Anyway, it would be a fun experiment. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Oh my word! I can't wait to show this to my 14-year-old. She's going to LOVE this idea. Thanks so much!

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    1. Thank makes my day Ellen. I love crafting with kids! Have a great time making these with your daughter.

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  7. What lovely eggs! And I love the neutral colors you chose to use, too. Thanks for sharing at our link it or lump it party!

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  8. These are great! What a great idea to use nail polish!

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  9. Oh Carolyn - coming by from French Country Cottage - these are just gorgeous !!!
    What a beautiful job :)
    Hugs
    Suzan

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  10. Wow. Loved this. I will definitely be trying this out. I'm not really into the whole Easter pastels decorating, so this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

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