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French Eggcellence

Spring has sprung in the Southern Institute of Faux Finishing Studio! We are gearing up for a late Easter this year and so ready to help you decorate! This past week, we held a French Easter Egg workshop that (in my opinion) produced some of the most beautiful work of any workshop so far. If you're reading this and you participated, GREAT JOB! Easter is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for; combining pretty pastels, cute bunnies, and yummy Easter candy is the quickest way to my heart. Today I'm giving you a full write up of everything you need to do this project on your own, as well as step-by-step guidance! Feel free to contact us with any questions and follow the links I provide to shop for your supplies. Big shout out to Lydia Langston, owner of Efex USA for providing only the best in appliqués!

What you'll need:

1) Jolie Paint in: Zen, Eucalyptus, Antique White, and Misty Cove

2) Jolie Finishing Wax in Clear

3) Efex Appliqués: Bow B1, Bow B14, Swag SW7, Fleur De Lis FDL1

4) DAP Contact Cement

5) French Gilding Wax

Step 1: Paint the egg smoothly.

- We recommend 2 coats to get the most out of your chosen color.

Step 2: Apply Gilding Wax to Efex Appliques

Step 3: Trace the design onto the egg.

- This is done by placing your Efex where you plan to attach it to the egg, and then tracing around the shape lightly with a pencil.

Step 4: Apply DAP Con