Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Happy Steampunk Easter!

Servus and Happy Easter to you!

Yes, yes...I know...there are still two more weeks to go but I am not early with starting painting some Easter eggs, right?

And as our March challenge over at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges ends shortly after Easter, I thought I could already send some wishes your way and share a steampunk Easter egg with you:

I used a goose egg as they are larger and harder and therefore easier to work on. The fabulous steampunk chipboard pieces are from the range of our new challenge sponsor boozybear! You really should check out her Etsy store - she has the most fantastic steampunk designs!

 You can see the egg before the painting process. I stamped the cool steampunk image from Crafty Individuals onto some tissue and glued it to my egg with slightly diluted matte Decou-Page from DecoArt. Then I painted over the dried image using Distress markers and DecoArt Media fluid acrylics.

 The rust effect on the winder and jar ring was achieved by first dabbing on some DecoArt Media Sand Texture paste in some areas and then painting over the dried pieces with Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey, Diarylide Yellow and Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide - adding some paints directly from the bottle, others as washes and layering them until I was content with the look.

 The pieces were fixed to the finished egg using DecoArt matte Decou-Page.

As you can see I got some wrinkles from glueing the stamped on tissue to the egg as the image was quite large. But honestly I think that it adds to the distressed and worn look. No place for neat 'n tidy there.

I glued one of the gorgeous idea-ology ring fasteners to the bottom so I could add a gear embellishment.

I cut the "happy easter" chit chat sticker in half and stuck it in place. Then I slightly blended the edges with a walnut stain Distress marker.

Have you already started painting Easter eggs (or is this a tradition that is slowly dying out)? I haven't done it for quite some time but I really enjoyed doing this one and think I might do some more!

I would love to invite you over to our steampunk challenge blog to check out the makes of my fabulous teamies and maybe even get a little imaginative spark for a project to enter to our challenge!

Hugs and happy crafting,


  1. Da kommt der Osterhase mit richtig coolen Teilen um die Ecke gehoppelt oder eher gerädert ;-)passend zum Style, ein kleines Schmuckstück geworden das Gänseei, really awesome!!! Ich denke bis Ostern bekommt es sicherlich auch noch Gesellschaft, super!! LG Kerstin xx

  2. Love your fabulous altered egg Claudia, the chosen images and embellishments fit it so well. I dont think I've ever decorated an egg, it hasnt been a tradition in our family. I think I could have some fun with one though.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  3. Wowowowow, this is an excellent artwork Claudia!!!!!

  4. It's a real egg!?! Say what! That is amazeballs. Those Chippies are awesome sauce and the rusted look you achieved with the paints is perfect! Happy early Easter to you as well! Fantabulous design and its egg-citing to see the transformation! Hehe! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

  5. oh, this is so cool!! I love it!!

  6. Claudia, your steampunk Easter egg totally rocks! So cool it is a goose egg! I just ordered some parts from Boozybear after seeing them, and I love how you used them here! Happy Easter my friend! Hugs, Maura

  7. Jöh ist das ein geniales Teil dieses Steampunkei, superklasse und originell gemacht.
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  8. Oh this is fabulous, Claudia! I will definitely check out that chipboard maker.

  9. I LOVE your steampunk Easter egg, Claudia! It is so awesome... :)
    And can't wait to paint my Easter eggs - tradition still hasn't died yet here. :)

  10. a totally awesome Easter Make Claudia.................Love the colours and the wonderful Steampunk style that you achieve so very well x

    Have a wonderful Easter

    Hugs Annie x.

  11. I love, love, love your Steampunked Easter Egg!!! I love doing commemorative eggs every year, but never have done one in this genre. Happy Easter!!!

  12. Do you have a YouTube channel?

  13. Wow, ein großartiges Projekt!


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