When my daughter was young, we would purchase butterfly larvae and watch them transform into cocoons and then emerge as bright orange butterflies. It’s like watching the drab, winter landscape transform into a more colorful spring. Perhaps that’s why I have a soft spot for these sweet, Butterfly Stamped Eggs. I think they’re a lovely way to wrap up this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza, and a beautiful tribute to spring.
To make Butterfly Stamped Eggs, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” and 3” eggs; foam block or scrap piece
- White tissue paper
- Mod Podge, gloss finish
- Archival ink pad* in black
- Antiquing ink pads (Rebekah used Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, and Scattered Straw)
- Butterfly stamps (Rebekah used Papillion CMS 106 stamp set from Stampers Anonymous)
- Tools needed: Scissors; wood skewer or chopstick; 1” flat paintbrush; cosmetic sponges
*Note: Archival ink will withstand the decoupage medium and other water based products.
To make Butterfly Stamped Eggs:
1. Insert a wood skewer or chopstick into the wide end of each egg to use as a handle.
2. Tear tissue paper into 1” pieces, and decoupage onto eggs using Mod Podge and a flat paintbrush. Cover egg completely with tissue paper. Insert wood skewer or chopstick into foam block or other scrap piece, and let eggs dry.
3. Using archival ink, stamp butterfly design onto tissue paper. Let dry.
4. Trim around the stamped design, center and apply to egg with Mod Podge. Let dry.
5. Using a cosmetic sponge, gently apply Distress Ink onto eggs, and let dry. Rebekah used Tumbled Glass ink on the 4” egg, and Scattered Straw and Antique Linen on the 3” egg.
6. Carefully twist and remove the wood skewer or chopstick. Decoupage a ½” square of tissue paper over the opening.
Last year, Rebekah shared Butterfly Eggs with a dimensional butterfly cutout.
While we’re on a butterfly theme, don’t miss Patty Schaffer’s Butterfly Topiary & Egg made with a butterfly paper punch.
Do you have a favorite egg from this year’s Eggstravaganza? Have you tried any of them yet?
If you want to take a closer look, here’s a quick recap of this year’s Easter eggs:
Thank you so much for joining in the Easter Eggstravaganza!
Have a wonderful Easter weekend.