Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Eggs with 3D Crystal Lacquers

Anybody thinking about decorating Easter eggs??? You can definitely add a new dimension to your egg decorations with colored 3D crystal lacquers from Sakura Hobby Craft. I started my egg decorating project by coloring hard boiled eggs. I dissolved a tiny amount of paste dye (the kind used for cake icing) in one cup of hot water. To that I added one teaspoon of white vinegar to help set the colors. After removing the eggs from the dye bath, I let them dye completely before decorating with the metallic and pearlized 3D crystal lacquers. Here are the results.

Decorated eggs

Detail of Easter EggClose up of Easter Eggs

I also used the pearlized and colored 3D crystal lacquers to decorate this Easter Card. Much easier to mail this beautiful card than a real decorated egg :) I cut the egg pattern on my Cricut using Sure Cuts A Lot software and an SVG file that I found on SCAL Efiles blog. I love the name of the cut file–Fabergewannabegg. The Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer embellishments really make this card reminiscent of the famous jewel-encrusted Faberge eggs.

Easter Egg Card

Detail-Easter Egg card

Detail of Easter Egg Card

You can learn more about Sure Cuts A Lot software at Create & Craft.


  1. Beautiful card! And I love the eggs....very cute!

  2. oh my gosh they are beautiful!

  3. Wow they all look just terrific!!

    Hugs XX

  4. These are wonderful I can't wait to try this technique.