Friday, April 29, 2011

You know you make me want to Grout!

My mosaic pieces have been grouted!  The whole process was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  Basically you make brownie mix consistency grout by adding whatever color dry grout you want and water:

Then you cover the piece with the mix:

I used a popsicle stick to spread the grout on:

let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then wipe off the excess with a dry cloth:

Sometimes you want to make your glass underneath stand out more so you can go through after it's dried & you've wiped it to define the shapes better with a sharp tool:

Fun fun!  Looks like some moms I know are getting some nice Mother's Day gifts....

Monday, April 25, 2011

Some pretty eggs! :)

This year I decided to try 'marbling' my eggs and I think that they turned out great!  

I started with a plan old egg dyeing kit and dyed almost all of my eggs a lighter color

Then I dumped about a table spoon of vegetable oil into the dye and mixed it up.  

I re-dyed the eggs in different colors and the oil spots made some cool effects!

I hope this post inspires you to try this too!  When is eating fun colored eggs not in season? ;)