Fanciful Vintage Metal Easter Egg

Hello again! My name is Tami and I am so grateful to Sizzix for allowing me to be a guest blogger today, and I am looking forward to making something fun and fanciful with some of the new 3D Impresslits from Tim Holtz® Chapter 1 release.

Recently I was looking on Pinterest for some inspiration for Spring/Easter décor ideas for my home and I found some vintage candy molds. I thought the aged, darkened metal molds were lovely and decided to see if I could use some of my Impresslits to make a paper mache version. Here is a quick tutorial for making your own.

Products Used:

Sizzix 3D impresslits Embossing folder - Fanciful (664187)

Sizzix 3D impresslits embossing folder - Trellis (664188)

Thinlits die set 15PK - Tiny Tattered Florals (660227)

Distress Paint - Brushed Pewter and Black Soot

Distress Collage Medium

Kraft paper

Idea-ology Vignette Base

6" (15cm) Paper Mache Egg


Fanciful Vintage Metal Easter Egg

  1. Cut two of the Fanciful Impresslits from Kraft paper. Remember the paper should be lightly misted with water, and should be run through the die cutting machine three times for 3D.
  2. Cut 3-4 of the Trellis Impresslits the same way.
  3. Adhere the Fanciful pieces to the front of the egg so that they form a diamond shape, as shown in the photo, using Distress Collage Medium. The goal is to get the pieces to fully adhere to the egg and not to have any edges sticking up. This takes a little patience and some finagling but it's worth it.
  4. Adhere the Trellis pieces end to end around the side of the egg in the same way as the Fanciful pieces.
  5. Cut three leaves from Kraft paper using the Tiny Tattered florals die set and adhere them in the center of the Fanciful diamond.

Fanciful Vintage Metal Easter Egg

6. Cover the entire egg and dies with a very light coat of Collage Medium.

7. Cut all three sizes of the roses from the Tiny Tattered Florals dies. Use the enclosed quilling tool to roll them up and use a glue gun to adhere the rolled area to the last petal.

8. Paint the flowers and the entire egg with a coat of Brushed Pewter Distress Paint.

9.Cover them with a thin layer of Distress Collage Medium.

10. Brush on a light coat of Black Soot Distress Paint in a small area making sure it goes down into crevices and depressed areas and wipe off with a dry cloth. This should make the entire egg eventually look like aged metal.

Fanciful Vintage Metal Easter Egg

11. Using a very fine brush, lightly brush the three Tiny Tattered Floral roses with a really light coating of Black Soot because you can't really wipe them off, so it's better to add a little, let it dry and add more if needed until they match the egg.

12. Adhere the three florals in the center of the Fanciful diamond area, over the leaves. I used Distress Collage Medium to adhere them. Let dry.

13. Adhere to the Vignette Base on the bottom of the egg so that it looks like it is standing up.

I really love the look of this aged silver decorative egg and since they are so simple to make with these beautiful 3D Impresslits, I plan to have several in my décor. I hope you will give this technique a try too!