Deco Mache Easter Eggs

Tuesday Tip – Deco Mache drying

Easter egg deco mache6aTonight’s #TuesdayTip is a very quick one as I have just returned from Create & Craft TV after this morning’s show, but it’s a very handy one for Deco Mache projects.

I recently decorated some polystyrene eggs for an Easter project and half way through decorating the first one wondered how I was going to leave them to dry without damaging the egg. I didn’t want any part of the egg to rest on a surface as the glue / varnish would have stuck and damaged the coating when I moved it.

So I reached for a handy potato, a few cocktail sticks and hey presto, a DIY drying rack.

Easter egg deco mache5a

This drying technique would work for any polystyrene shapes. insert the cocktail stick – or skewer if you’re decorating a larger item – and hold on to this whilst applying the glue and papers. When the item is completely covered stick it into the potato and leave to dry.

Don’t forget to share your Deco Mache creations with me on social media by searching for Kathy Crafts TV or clicking through my profiles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

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