Mar 30, 2013

Easter Eggs (from an artist's basket)

I was trying to figure out what to do with my easter eggs, besides the standard PAAS coloring kit. And I didn't really want to go out and buy a bunch of supplies, I didn't want coloring eggs to turn into an expensive project. Even dying eggs naturally with yellow onion skins, imagine the amount of onions you would have to buy to get enough skins! (Next year I should plan ahead and start saving onion skins in advance) Or what about dying naturally with blueberries? I'm sorry but I LOVE blueberries, I can't imagine boiling them to use for dye. Blueberries are expensive too and just to delicious to waste like that.

Luckily, I had hollowed out my eggs as I used them a couple weeks in advance. So I could decorate them with glue, glitter, etc and not have to worry about making them safe to eat. So, looking at whatever art supplise I had on hand at the moment. I decided to make speckled eggs. The base color was your standard food dye, specifically Wilton's concentrated frosting food coloring in Teal. I added a little bit to boiling water with a spoonful of distilled vinegar. Then for the speckling, I used brown india ink art pens, and water soluble colored pencils in various shades of brown and a small paintbrush. VoilĂ , the result - beautiful robin's blue eggs.