|These are the ones my friend has made over the years.|
Basically, you create a design on your egg using beeswax and a stylus, then put the egg in a light colored dye bath.
|K. is quite the artist! |
She spent a long time putting very intricate designs on her egg.
The parts of the egg covered in wax will remain white. After coming out of the dye, you add more wax designs, then put it in another color dye. You can repeat this process as much as you want, progressing from light to dark colors.
Once you are finished, put the egg in a 200 degree oven for a few minutes to soften the wax, and wipe it off.
You end up with a beautiful multi-colored egg! Here are the finished products:
|Mine's the bright red one in the back.|
I "egg-lifted" one of my friend's designs!
It was actually a lot easier that I thought it would be, but does require quite a bit of special equipment. I would love to try it again though, now that I have a better sense of what I am doing!