Gorgeous Gilded Easter Eggs

Give your Easter eggs the golden touch! Colored eggs get touched with gilding paint to create a most special Easter basket gem or home decor. Beautiful on an Easter morning table.
I colored hard boiled eggs in hues of blues and greens for my gilded egg collection. You can gild any color egg.
Just let your colored eggs dry completely before gilding.
The simple supplies you'll need are natural sponge pieces, small ones are fine, you only need a little piece! Different textures will give you different looks.

Liquid Leaf gilding paint. There are different colors of metallic gold and bronze. Even though it looks a little bronze, against the color of the egg it turns gold and perfect!

And finally colored eggs.

(If you want these around for a while, paint wooden or paper mache eggs with craft paint, let them dry and then gild. They'll be around as decorations for years).
On a paper plate (not styrofoam) pour a little paint and dab the sponge in. Tap it on the egg all over. You may need to let one side dry and then paint the other side.

Let the eggs dry completely.
This craft was inspired by Colleen at Just Paint It blog.

Thanks for Monica Harrison for the production and photos.

find more here: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/decorate/easter-eggs/gilded-easter-eggs-1107223
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  • Glenda Glenda on Mar 12, 2018

    Why should one use a paper plate instead of styrofoam?

  • Glenda Glenda on Mar 12, 2018

    Why should one use a paper plate instead of styrofoam?

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