24 Mar 2016

Washi Paper Covered Eggs

I love the beautiful washi paper covered eggs from Japan and was sure I could make them easier and with less mess using my Silhouette Cameo and self-adhesive Washi Paper sheets. 

Traditionally, blown eggs are covered with rectangles of intricately patterned washi paper, with cuts made at 1/4" intervals up to a margin running around the width of the egg, and every piece fashioned to a point. Each section is applied to the egg in turn with wet glue and then varnished to a glossy finish. Over on the Silhouette UK Blog I've posted a tutorial showing you how to use the Silhouette Design software to design a file to mechanise the cutting process and by using the self-adhesive Silhouette Washi Paper sheets eliminate the need for messy wet glue or varnish.

Pop over there and make some lovely covered eggs for yourself, with no glue in sight! 

Have fun making your Easter and Spring related crafts. Don't eat too much chocolate!

For the first time I've entered an International Silhouette Challenge - there are some very inspirational makes this month!


Mike Fernholz said...

Great job Janet. Those are really cute eggs.
Thanks for linking up to Silhouette Challenges.
Mike DT Member

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Janet they are gorgeous they make a lovely Easter centrepiece. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sue from Oregon said...

Now aren't these fun!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Silhouette Challenge Showcase!

♥ Sue Kment

Nana said...

Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges

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Shabneez said...

Great idea Janet! They look beautiful as a centrepiece. Shabneez xxx

Janet Packer said...

Thank you Shabneez.