If you are not a fan of the Fluffy cute Easter bunnies and feel bored with the baskets full of eggs laid on some grass, spreading everywhere (shops, window decorations, homes, etc.) we have a great suggestion about coloring the Easter eggs in fresh and fashionable shades! Here are our Top 6 Ideas For Easter Eggs Painting and Decoration. We would be delighted if you try out these ideas and share your experience about applying these techniques below. Enjoy!
1. For thousands of years, the people of Ukraine have created eggs with complex patterns called pysanky. They used wax to create unique colors and tints. The wax is applied to the egg, then the egg is dipped in color paint. When the decoration is complete, the wax melts, revealing all the colors below it. Updated and simplified, the same technique can be used for the production of any Easter eggs now.
2. A great way to give your eggs a modern look is to wrap a thread with contrasting bright color around them. When you achieve the desired effect, cut the thread at one end with "invisible" glue to firmly attach it to the egg shell.
3. These are the eggs dyed with neon confectionery paint. Once the egg is cooked and dry, dip only a part of it in the paint. The longer it stays there, the more saturated the color becomes. The effect of "gradient layers" is achieved if the egg stays dipped in the first color the longest, then we dip it into the next color but it stays there for a shorter period, and the last colored layer is reached when the egg stays there about 5 minutes* remember only the part that we want to be the saturated stay dipped in the paint*.
4. If we want to paint the Easter eggs with natural ingredients thus achieving natural colors we can do that using a special technique: we can use vegetables and spices. According to the desired color we can use:
• For blue- red cabbage
• For red-try beets (canned), cherries or cranberries
• For green- spinach or fresh herbs
• For brown-brew some strong coffee, tea, or a handful of caraway
• For yellow, try turmeric (a spice) and yellow -onions
• For olive green, use red onion skins (the color is produced by reacting with vinegar)
• For purple- grape juice or frozen blueberries
Place the products in a pot with at least 3 cm of water to achieve the desired color and boil for at least 30 minutes. Then leave aside from the heat and pour 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Then dip the eggs in the paint for about 10 minutes. To achieve dense and perfectly saturated color it is best to leave them in the dip for about seven hours, but no more, because the shell will begin to degrade from the vinegar.
5. What would modern Easter be without a little minimalism? These are hollow eggs emptied from the inside, which as you can imagine are not suitable for an egg fight, but are suitable for decoration. Thanks to the textile gel applied with a brush, we can achieve the desired shapes and beautiful patterns. In case you find them too white, you can add some color as well.
6. These modern watercolor Ukrainian Easter eggs, like the others we have discussed above are very interesting and beautiful. The boiled egg is painted in pale yellow (for richer colors) and allowed to dry. In the meantime, we melt some wax and dip the ends of the egg in the wax. Put the egg in green paint for about one minute and then take out and leave to dry. Again we dip in the wax deeper than the first time and leave a narrow band around the middle of the egg which is not affected by the wax. Dip the egg in a dark blue dye to color the middle lane. When finished, put the egg in a 250 degrees oven on a baking sheet lined with wax paper for about 5 minutes. Then wipe the egg from the molten wax with a paper towel.
To make a half-painted egg, hold the egg partially submerged in a strong paint color for about a minute. To create eggs with white stripes, dip each end of the egg in wax to cover the painted area plus some white stripe across them, and then continue as indicated above.
In conclusion, For each effect we can use a variety of techniques. But the most important thing is to have fun while preparing the Easter eggs and do it in the company of your loved ones.