EasyCast® Spring Floral Egg
Make this pretty decorated egg for Easter or just to celebrate Spring!
Design courtesy of Hilary Stephens for Environmental Technology, Inc.
- Styrofoam egg - 6" tall
- Acrylic Craft Paint - Light Blue, Golden Yellow and Orange
- Recollections® Boutique Fleur Paper Flowers
- Colored Tissue - Multiple Colors
- White Craft Glue
- Disposable Brushes
- Stick On Gems
- Wood Skewers or Paint Brushes with skinny handles
- Drinking Straws
- Styrofoam Sheet or Empty Box
- EasyCast® Epoxy or EnviroTex Lite® coating 8oz. kit
- Protective Gloves
- Mixing Cups and Sticks
- Waxed paper
- Decorative Egg Holder
Protect work table with two layers of wax paper.
Select 12-15 paper flowers of various styles and sizes.
Squeeze about a teaspoon of yellow paint into a mix cup and dilute with two ounces of water; do the same with the orange paint and the blue paint.
Wearing gloves, dip each flower into a cup of paint, cover the flower completely, and lay it onto the wax paper to dry. Additional shades may be made by combining the cups of paint and dipping more flowers Glue the flowers to the egg, overlapping the petals and smoothing the petals down firmly. Let dry.
Cut and glue on small circles of tissue for the flower centers
Use scissors to carefully poke a hole in bottom of egg, put the skewer or old paint brush handle inside a straw and then into the bottom of the egg. The straw is essential because the EasyCast and EnviroTex coatings do not adhere to the straw thus allowing you to remove it after the coating has cured. The straw needs the skewer in order to be strong enough to support the egg in an upright position.
Tip: You’ll insert the skewer or brush handle into the thick sheet of Styrofoam or into an upside down box bottom to hold the egg while the glue dries and later while the EasyCast or EnviroTex dries.
Paint a layer of white craft glue over the egg and let dry. Apply glue again and let dry. The layers of glue prevent the EasyCast or EnviroTex from soaking in and darkening the paper flowers.
Apply stick-on gems to the flower centers as desired.
Place the eggs on straws into the Styrofoam or box holder.
Put on the gloves and cover the work table with several layers of wax paper.
Mix two ounces of the EasyCast or EnviroTex Lite exactly according to instructions in the box
Pour the EasyCast or EnviroTex all over the egg making certain that the coating flows down the underside of the egg. Use a disposable brush to spread and smooth coating as needed.
If there are bubbles on the egg, blow gently through a drinking straw to pop them.
Let the egg cure for 24 hours before placing it in the egg holder for display.