DIY Watermelon Easter Egg
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Did you notice how quickly we’re down by two months of 2016? Wow! I thought 2015 was fast. March is the month I sort of dread. And that’s because summer begins here in Doha. Yes, I live in a place where there is no transition of seasons. It’s either summer or winter. And if Tuesday is winter, Wednesday becomes summer. Summers are hot and sticky and dry all at the same time.Don’t ask me how but it is. But I do look forward to creating easter eggs especially painting them. We don’t celebrate Easter but our friends do and it’s always a pleasure making Easter egg paintings for them. So today’s tutorial will be about making a fabulous DIY watermelon Easter egg. Enjoy!
DIY Watermelon Easter Egg
Hi, this is Zakkiya of Inkstruck Studio and I’m so excited to share a super fun DIY in today’s post. I’m going to show you how I created bright DIY watermelon Easter egg using gouache paints. The paints are your choice. You can use watercolor, acrylics, tempera etc.
Materials you’ll need for the DIY watermelon Easter egg are:
- Gouache paints
- Paint brushes
- Cello-tape for support ( or anything that doubles as a stand )
Prepping the egg: I know that a lot of people hard boil eggs and then decorate them. Somehow I don’t like that idea and I don’t want to waste a perfectly good egg. This is what I do. I poke a small hole at the top and bottom. Then I use a toothpick to mix the contents inside and blow it out. Don’t forget to wash your eggs prior to poking the holes.
Step 1: Once the eggs are dry, place them on a stand so that you don’t get paint all over your hands. I use a cell-tape or washi tape because it forms a nice well for the eggs to stand. Paint a little more than 3/4th of the egg a dark shade of green. Don’t worry if it looks glossy while the paint in still wet. It turns matte when dry unless you’re using a glossy paint. Also don’t worry about getting every little bit perfect. Imperfections make things beautiful!
Step 2: After the paint has dried, take a little shader of green on your brush to get the texture watermelons have. Start from one centre radiating towards the other end. Paint random dots and blobs to get the texture.
A closer look!
Step 3: Paint a shade of deep red on the other half. Also notice that I drew a thin light green line separating the green and red parts. Wait for the paint to dry.
Step 4: Paint the seeds of the painted watermelon Easter egg. I used a spotter brush to get the details in. You can also create another egg with only the skin of the watermelon (Refer right side of bottom image). The process is the same.
And that’s it! Wasn’t that super simple? I just feel these eggs were waiting to be painted like watermelons. The shape is perfect. Additionally you can try making strawberries, kiwis, pineapples. They’re all fabulous fruits and look great when painted on eggs.
I hope you enjoyed this post and I would love it if you give it a go. If you have any questions, please comment below and I’ll try my best to answer. If you loved reading this post, you’re going to love these other pretty Easter eggs I painted over at Inkstruck Studio.
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Zakkiya @ Inkstruck Studio