Three peeps in a basket

Chocolate Covered Peeps

Three peeps in a basket

Material list:

Hatching Chicks – Set of 3 #80839

DecoArt Americana Acrylics – Burnt Umber #13064

DecoArt Americana Acrylics – Carousel Pink #13264

DecoArt Americana Acrylics – Cadmium Yellow #13010

DecoArt Americana Acrylics – Turquoise Blue #13258

DecoArt Glistening Snow-Tex #87429

Filbert size 8 #20119

Round size 4

 

This project was inspired by Sharon Bond’s painting pattern Pretty Peeps. I loved the cute title she chose and thought it would be fun to make my own version that looked like the candy! To do this, I created a grainy sugar-like texture using a Filbert size 8 and a thin layer of Glistening Snow-Tex on the chick part of the resin surfaces, but was careful not to put it on the eggshell. I wanted that part to look like smooth chocolate. Then I painted each one with two coats of a different color. I used the Filbert to do the main areas and the Round size 4 to do the details. After that I added several very thin coats of the Snow-Tex to each chick. For each layer I put a tiny amount of the Snow-Tex on the brush and dry brushed it on. If too much white and not enough sparkles built up in an area I dry brushed it off with the Round brush. To paint the chocolate shell use at least three coats of Burnt Umber and be careful to make each layer even so that hardly any brush strokes show. This way it will look more like real, smooth chocolate. To complete your chicks, dip the back end of the Round brush into Burnt Umber and dot on the eyes.

Close up of painted peep

Enjoy your completed chicks – just don’t eat them!

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