March 24, 2011 § 23 Comments
I’m a balloon type of gal. I love balloons. Even more than flowers. Balloons liven up a room and turn the average day red letter.
Back in October, I decided to doodle away on a few balloons and came up with one of my favorite posts that I’ve ever made for this blog to date — Halloween balloon body parts. Of course, being the Halloween baby that I am, I have a partiality for balloons on Halloween. But back in October, I also knew balloons had to be on my Easter to-do list. Fast forward to March, a month away from Easter, and I’ve got myself doodling on balloons again. I still love my balloon body parts (especially the eyes) for their novelty and impact, but I can’t help but smile at the joy of these oversize Easter eggs.
For this project, I had to look into pastel-colored markers at my local art store, Curry’s, and discovered Sakura Permapaque. They are water and pigment based paint markers that claim to be opaque (even on dark surfaces) and waterproof. I wanted to ensure they wouldn’t smudge as I doodled, and sure enough, the marker dried in seconds and there was no problem of smudging as I went along. I also ran a decorated balloon under the tap and the colors did not budge. What’s best is they are dual-tipped (medium point and chisel — and it is very difficult to get chisel tip markers in a variety of colors). Overall, I’m quite content with the new vibrant addition to my crafting inventory.
So if you find egg decoration is too dainty and cumbersome, you may want to try decorating these balloons for size.