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Easter egg painting



Painting Easter eggs

easter eggs, paaseitjes

First we find eggs, white ones are easiest to paint.
And if they have these stamps on them you can remove them with sandpaper. Then we carefully put little neat holes in them with a pin. One on each side and make them just big enough that you can blow the insides out.

a daffodil egg. nog een paaseiCertainly you can make an omelette out of them but my appetite for one disappears very quickly when I see us all blowing away.
We wash the empty eggs in soapy water and let them dry. 

To make the painting go easier you can put the eggs on a thin wooden skewer, those you use for barbecues etc.

Bringing shine and glitter in your drawings

             Bringing shine and glitter in your drawings


engeltjes detail1

For this christmas card I filled in the top row of little dots of the dresses with a golden pen and I put a dash of golden glitterglue in each little dot of the bottom rows.

 I show you here a detail of the girls but in a photo you can not see as well  how it shines of course. Anyway, it changed a nice card into a very festive card.

Some drawings and images, like the one shown here, would look really nice too with a dash of glitter and shine.

Drawing with pencils and finishing with photoshop


Finishing your drawing with a little help from photoshop

When you have made a drawing or illustration, you can scan it in your computer.
Here are some reasons why you might want to do this;


  • Your average drawing won´t be bigger that an A4 size, so it will fit nicely in your scanner.
  • As soon as you have scanned your drawing, your have a copy, or two, or three,  as many as you like. And you can send it in one click to anyone in the world!
  • When you look at your drawing on the computerscreen, you can see a lot more detail than you could ever see with your naked eye.

DRAWING

DRAWING

For most hobbies and occupations you need to invest money in a lot of things and often also space.


  •  For drawing you need a few things; paper and pencils. An eraser and a sharpener can come in handy too, and coloured pencils to brighten it all up.



  • You don´t need a fancy desk or office space. A kitchen table next to the window is a good place to draw. You can also draw in a train, a plane, outside, etc.      I can´t think of a place where you couldn´t draw, really.