WORKSHOP PROJECT: Easter Egg Diorama
This is such a fun project to make. You can purchase these paper mache or small wooden oval boxes at your local craft store. The inside diorama, can be filled with anything you want, providing the choice items fit! What’s a diorama you ask? Well, a diorama is a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large scale museum exhibit. Clearly this diorama is a miniature one.
How to make this diorama:
Purchase a paper mache or wooden oval or circle box. The ones used in the workshop were approximately 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ Acrylic paint of choice.
1. Paint the paper mache box in a pretty spring color with an acrylic paint of choice. Set aside to dry.
2. Take some Whisper White Card Stock and with the Oval Collection Dies, trace the outside of the oval size that will fit inside your box. The class and I had to trace the outside of a die, because no oval, when run through the BIG Shot would fit exactly. However, when we traced and hand-cut one as shown, it fit perfectly. We just needed the metal border of the die to be included.
3. Once this oval was cut, stamp the floral image from the Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set with Certainly Celery and Wisteria Wonder Markers. Sponge the edge of the oval with a Sponge Dauber and Baja Breeze Ink.
4. With Primrose Petals Ink stamp the butterfly and cut it out.
5. Place a few dabs of Multi-Purpose Glue on the back of the oval and place in inside the box adhering it to the back of the box.
6. Now on the bottom rim of the oval box play around with miniature eggs, grass, a flower pot, or anything else you want to use. You can even stamp images and cut them out to use. Just have fun. Once you’re happy with your little diorama adhere everything in place with Glue, Sticky Tape or Dimensionals. Have patience while your diorama dries. Stand it upright with support. Oh, and don’t forget to place that butterfly somewhere!
7. To decorate the box lid, cut an oval using the Ovals Collection and the BIG Shot! Choose an oval size that works for your lid. Once cut place the oval in the Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder and emboss it.
8. Adhere the oval to the box lid with Multi-Purpose Glue.
9. Wrap a pieces of Scallop Pretty-In-Pink Ribbon around the lid tucking it in along the inside edge and bottom of the box.
10. Embellish with a pretty little bow and Basic Rhinestones.
Won’t people be surprised when they open this beautiful little Easter Box to find a diorama inside?