The Shop of Extraordinary Eggs

This shadow box was inspired by the beautiful images from the Eggs and Easter collage sheet. How wonderful would it be to walk through a shop full of unusual colorful eggs?

Alpha Stamps March/Spring Kit #1

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Materials List:

Eggs and Easter Collage Paper

Spring Farmhouse- Gather- Cardstock Paper

Wider Planks-lightwood Scrapbook Cardstock

Artist's Loft White Acrylic Gesso

Liquitex Acrylic Gesso

Golden Matte Medium

Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium

Folkart Acrylic Paints: Ballet Pink,Robin's Egg, Baby green

Jane Davenport Glitz Sea Sparkle Markers

Pigma Micron Archival ink marker

Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue

Aleene's Rapid Dry Mixed Media Adhesive

Sandpaper 3M

Floral bird napkin- Michael Designs

Misc.vintage postcard and magazine images

Misc. found objects (Tim Holtz)

Various wooden beads

Miniature objects

Fimo Clay


Tim Holtz Distress Crayon

Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks

I decided to alter a photo tab box into a shadow box by cutting off the tab lid and sanding the box down. By sanding the box, gesso application becomes more effective. Gesso is used as a preparation for multiple substrates ie.canvas, wood, and cardboard as a "toothy" base for paint.


Next, I decoupaged the outside of box with a beautiful floral/bird napkin using my all time favorite Dina Wakley Media gel medium-very easy to apply and blendable.

For the inside of box, I used mod podge and golden matte medium as a glue and sealer for the Spring Farmhouse and wider planks scrapbook cardstock papers.

For visual movement, I cut out interesting, misc. pictures from magazines and vintage postcards to embellish.

To further enhance some of the images and to add depth, I used some Distress crayons, scribble sticks, and sparkle markers. All great products with true vibrant colors- especially after brushing with water.

I also made mini "organic" eggs by using small size wooden beads and forming into egg shape using fimo clay. Air dried to harden for about a couple of hours and then painted the "eggs".

The photos of children I cut out were interestingly posted and enhanced with paint, color markers and embellishments.