Friday, March 25, 2016

Paper Faberge Easter Egg

The theater hosted an Easter Egg Decorating contest. We had to use the template that was provided so this is what I decided to do. I have always been infatuated with Faberge Eggs with their decoration, cutout windows, and jewels so I decided to do a paper version.

This is a three layer egg that has two  hinges that allows the view to open it like a book. The first view is the entire egg closed. This allows to view all three layers simultaneously. The top layers features a Moroccan inspired doodle. Because of the black card stock, I used gel and/or metallic pens.
All three layers
The top layer opens to the left. Underneath is a polka dot inspired egg with two different colored crystals. The smaller window allows a peek onto the third layer.

Second layer
The second layer opens to the right to reveal the bottom layer. This layer is a geometric flower design with crystals used as the flower centers. Both the positive and negative spaces are filled with two different patterns. The flower petals are filled in with white doodles. The negative space is filled with gold doodles.

The hardest part of the endeavor was working out the mechanics of the size and placement of the openings. Working out the hinges took some time as well. As you can see, there are spacers used to lift the eggs off of the crystals so each layer would lie flat. Overall, 174 Swarovski crystals were used.

The mechanics of the eggs.

I will provide an update once the winners are chosen.

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