Pretty Easter Eggs


Happy Easter everyone!  It's been a while since I last blogged.  Just been a bit hectic lately.  Anyways, yesterday while Richard made breakfast, I decided to decorate the last of our eggs.  Since we still wanted to eat the actual eggs, I blew them out so we could cook with them and I would have the shell to decorate. 


Blowing out the yolk is really easy.  Poke a hole on the top and bottom of the egg.  Take a toothpick and poke the inside to break up the yolk.  This makes it easier to blow out.  Put your mouth on the top hole and blow into the egg over a bowl to catch the yolk.  Once all out, put water in another bowl and suck in some water.  Shake the water around then blow back out.  Rinse the outside and dry.  Now it's ready to decorate. 


I love this way for the eggs because you can save them pretty much forever, or until you break them.  I accidentally dropped one, oops. 


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I dyed all the eggs a base coat.  It didn't come out even but I liked that.


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I liked more muted colors so mine are the brown, red, and turquoise.  Richard wanted an eclectic green egg.  Sticks out a bit, lol. 


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Here are the four eggs that survived to be all pretty for Easter.  Richard's egg was scuffed up with some steel wool then blasted with some silver spray paint and then some gold and silver foil added randomly to it.

The turquoise egg was hand painted with acrylic.  It was supposed to be off white but the paint picked up some of the dye and turned it a light turquoise.  I still like how it came out.  One side has some flowers and the other side has a birdy.

The red/gold egg was scuffed with steel wool then gold paint was rubbed all over it. 

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Finally the last and my favorite egg.  I took an exacto knife and scratched out the design on the egg.  The white scratch design really pops against the dark brown.  I just love it.  Here are some details of it.

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Love dem eggs. Sounds like you had fun making them, too. My son's paternal grandmother has a tradition of coloring eggs by wrapping them in cloth & then doing something that causes the color of the fabric to come off on the eggs. I'm not sure of the process, but the results are very nice & muted (like you like), and the pattern on the fabric is transferred to the eggshell.

Hmm, I like that. I'm going to have to look up how to do that.