The producers had seen my Faux Robin Eggs online and were interested in having me come on the show and demonstrate how to make them. With Martha.
|I like them this pale blue color the best.|
(Where’s that paper bag again…?) Oh my word!
Just one thing: since my eggs are very pale in color, could I make them look a bit more like real Robin eggs…? …Using Martha’s line of craft paint?
If Martha asked me to lay an egg, I would do my best to make it happen.
She doesn’t have an actual Robin Egg Blue in her line (I know, right?!) but she had 3 that were kind of in the neighborhood.
I took a few of the existing textured eggs (click here for the tutorial) and I repainted one in Surf.
Not quite teal enough… could I try mixing the colors? Certainly!
To make the brown specks on the egg, take an old toothbrush and add a few drops of water to some brown paint.
Dip the brush in the paint and then pull back the top part of the brush with your fingers.
While holding the brush like this, you sort of snap your fingers and it makes the paint spatter.
Of course you can wear gloves, but it takes me longer to find gloves than it does to wash off water soluble acrylic paint.
Don’t be a baby. Just get your hands dirty. It washes right off with regular soap and water.
Unfortunately for me, while I was doing all of this color testing, the segments the show was considering me for got filled with other people and projects. Oh well. (Seriously, I am just amazed and grateful that they even noticed me in the first place.) I had been questioning God’s timing in all of this, but I think maybe His motive was to give me a diversion and light a bit of a creative spark in me again.
It’s a good thing.