Internally, I’ve been a wreck. I wouldn’t blame it on the new baby or my growing list of housework, I blame it solely on work. My workload right now is somewhat daunting, so by 5:00 pm each day I’m riddled with anxiety and I can barely stand to stare at the computer screen any longer. Hopefully I will make peace with work, and we can be friends again. Because when work and I are friends, I have more time for this little blog.
Last week, I managed to squeeze in a break at work to play with bleeding art tissue paper, paper-mache eggs and mod podge. This mindless craft (paired with Diet Coke and Pandora) was a great way for me to disconnect from the world for an hour. Plus, I thought it was a great way to decorate Easter Eggs.
- Paper-Mache Eggs (I bought these at Hobby Lobby for $.25-$1.00 – you could also use regular eggs if you’d like)
- Bleeding Art Tissue Paper (you could even use plain tissue paper)
- Paint Brush
- Mod Podge®
- Cut/Tear bleeding art tissue paper into different shapes.
- Take paint brush and brush Mod Podge® onto a small area on the egg.
- Next, place bleeding art tissue paper on Mod Podge® area.
- Then, cover the top of the bleeding art tissue paper with a layer of Mod Podge®.
- Repeat until entire egg is covered.
Note: I kept going back over the tissue paper with Mod Podge® to give it more of a blended look.
Have any of you ever experimented with bleeding art tissue paper? If so, what have you created? I’d love to do more projects with it.