Easter Eggs (A week late)
A couple weeks ago my sister Suzy hosted an egg-decorating party for the whole family (there are 15 nieces and nephews now…so it was quite a to-do).
I was excited, because I hadn’t died eggs in several years. I even did a bit of internet research looking for good ideas before the event.
These ones are just dyed then decorated with stickers, but I think they turned out pretty. The stickers were sliced so that they would fit the contour of the egg.
Thanks to this website for showing me how to use nylons to leave (pun intended) leaf patterns on the eggs. I was surprised how well it worked.
I’m pretty sure my sister thought these ones up all by herself:
I had a little vial of glass bead glitter that I’d gotten on sale a few years ago…it had been waiting patiently for a project like this. The one with swirls was made by Suzy. She had the presence of mid to blow her egg first. Mine was hard-boiled and pretty much inedible, since I used shellac to make the glitter stick :) But I like the idea of ephemeral art…at least, when it comes to egg-dying or pumpkin-carving.
I dyed this next one, then etched the design with a steel etching needle (I’m a printmaker–so of course I have these kinds of tools lying around). It probably would have been faster just to draw on the egg with a white crayon and then dye it. But you know–gotta try new things :)
Theses next ones turned out lovely for the simple fluke that something weird was going on with the dye, and the spots appeared as the eggs dried.
And lastly, the token gaudy eggs: (I just couldn’t resist using glitter and jewels…what else would I have used them for? Incidentally, I bought that silver glitter with my birthday money when I was twelve).