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Easter is four days away and I couldn’t resist one more DIY for those last-minute egg decorators out there. You know who you are. So here’s one last Easter project, inspired by the graphic elements of graffiti art…
Here’s what you’ll need: blown or decorative eggs (can use hard-boiled as long as you don’t eat them afterwards) / acrylic craft paint / paint brush / metallic paint pens
How to make it: Follow the instructions here from my project for Easter eggs inspired by impressionists – painting random patches of color around the entire egg. NOTE: Instead of leaving space between the patches of color, like in the Painterly Easter Eggs DIY, cover the entire egg with paint. Once dry, outline the random patches of color with a metallic paint pen, creating different shapes. Add decorative elements like polka dots or stripes in different areas. Wait for the eggs to dry.
Concept, photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Okay. By now you know that I love the design challenges from UncommonGoods. And today I have a new one to share for all you artists out there. So get ready.
But first, if you don’t already know about the contests and challenges that UncommonGoods puts on, let me tell you a little about it… Basically, they offer great opportunities for artists and makers to get their work out into the world, win some cash, and partner with a company that focuses on unique & unusual handmade gifts.
Details: The Art Contest from Uncommon Goods is seeking entries of 2D digital captures including watercolors, acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, collages, digital art and more. The winner will receive $500, 5% royalties on a limited edition of 100 prints, and national exposure by being presented in their catalog, which has a circulation of 1.75 million. Oh yeah!
After the call for entries wraps up, the semifinalist designs chosen by the UncommonGoods buyers will appear on UncommonGoods.com where the online community will vote on their favorite pieces to move on to the final round of judging. The top 5 voted designs will be judged by UncommonGoods Associate Buyer Katie Gianonne, last year’s Art Contest winner Matthew Amey, and Danielle Krysa, who you know as the blogger behind The Jealous Curator. A winner will be chosen in late-April.
Enter to win right here before the deadline on March 31, 2013 at 11:59 EST. **Accepting work from U.S. residents only.
Visit The Art Contest page on UncommonGoods for more details.
*artwork above by Kristen Ley – a 2012 Art Challenge finalist
I am almost embarrassed to admit this, but I am feeling a little overwhelmed so far in 2013 and really wishing I could take a (teeny tiny) break. I know it’s only February, but dang it if doesn’t seem like the holiday rush from last year just never left?! Are you feeling this too or is it just me?
So, instead of busting my butt with a lengthy post for today, I’m going to stop to smell the roses…have a dance break…and maybe, just maybe, catch up on my never-ending to-do list. Who’s with me?
P.S. After reading today’s post title did you immediately get that song stuck in your head? You’re welcome.
image above from Sarah Sherman Samuel
My hands are all sticky with glue from a larger project I’m working on today. But I cleaned up for a minute so I could share this cool shop called ARMINHO.
Have you seen it?
It’s pretty neat. Especially if you like vintage-feeling poster prints (and notebooks).
Yesterday was the first day of the brand new exhibition on papernstitch and I had to share it over here on the blog because this newest batch of exhibitors is too good not to mention. You can visit the new exhibition right here, if you are so inclined.
Shown above (clockwise starting top left):
- Tastes Orangey (prints from one of my fave artists)
- Cosette (simple modern jewelry)
- Cotton Love (vintage women’s clothing)
- Simply June (cools things for embroidery lovers)
- Jimena Bolaños Jewelry (rings, necklaces, earrings)
- Sadly Harmless (really cool + cute prints)
Hope you’re having a happy Thursday! Stayed tuned tomorrow for a fun DIY roundup…