Forget dying your eggs this year and try painting them instead! I’m sharing my tips for creating beautiful and simple painted Easter eggs using acrylic craft paints.
Beautiful and Simple Painted Easter Eggs
I wanted to try my hand at painting some beautiful eggs that I can use for years to come. Artistic painting isn’t my greatest strength, but you definitely don’t have to be an amazing painter to create beautiful eggs! The paint does most of the work for you.
Supplies Needed for Painted Easter Eggs
To get started, here is what you need.
- Faux Easter Eggs
- Waverly Inspirations Paints
- White Opal
- Sky Blue
- Lemon Curd
- Ballet Slipper
- Waverly Inspirations Brushes (You need several detail brushes and a few round and flat brushes.)
I’m not able to find an online link for the eggs I used, but I picked them up at Walmart and I am very impressed with them! They feel like real eggs and the paint adheres to the surface easily.
Step 1: Use a flat acrylic paint brush to paint the entire surface of the egg.
Your fingers may get a bit messy during this process but just do your best to hold the egg while you paint. Blog on the egg to dry before resting on a paper plate.
You can stop at this step if you’d like! Your egg is painted and looking beautiful! You can try thinning your paint a bit to create varying shades of the same color. I especially like the Sky Blue eggs!
Step 2: Create designs on your eggs.
To create a simple flower design on your egg, use a small, round paintbrush and make five touching dots. This will create the flower’s petals. Once dry, touch the tip of your round paintbrush in the Lemon Curd and make five small tiny dots in the center of the flower. Lastly, use your paintbrush in the Celery to create vines and leaves.
Use the same dot technique to create polka dotted eggs. To create striped eggs, use a very small flat brush and just circle around the egg.
Embrace any imperfections in your painting and remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect to look beautiful!
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