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Easter eggs

  1. 1. Easter Eggs
  2. 3. <ul><li>For decorating Easter eggs we need empty eggshells. Make a small hole at the top and bottom of the eggs with a needle file. This will give a neat hole, which is resistant to cracking. Gently break up the yolk inside the egg by inserting a skewer through one of the holes and the egg will be easier to ´blow´. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>For the ´wax resist´ technique we use a plain white candle and a pin tool (made by sticking a pin with a ´metal head´ into the pointless end of a n ordinary wooden pencil ) . </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>We must learn to lay wax on the shell in tiny even drops, similar to prolonged beads. </li></ul><ul><li>We can practise this technique on brown eggs and i t is useful to rest the hand holding the empty shell on the table and to be close to the candle. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>W arm the pin head in the candle flame, then touch the wax, the wax gets on to the pin . Put it in the flame of the candle for a second (the wax liquefies and sits on the pin head – like ink on a pen nib.) </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>We place the pin on to the shell, wait until the drop of wax slides down on to the shell, and then we draw the pin down wards in a line to make the prolonged bead shape . </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>When we have mastered the technique of laying the wax lines, we can start to decorate the first egg. </li></ul><ul><li>First of all we draw a grid, in pencil , onto the egg in order to have the pattern evenly distributed. </li></ul><ul><li>Then we start work on the pattern, laying drop after drop of wax onto the shell. </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>When the pattern is finished, we can start dying the shell. Remember : what we have drawn in wax on the white shell will stay white after the dying. </li></ul><ul><li>To dye the shell we can use the special Easter Egg dyes, the dye from the colourful crepe paper or the dye from ordinary, water-based felt-tip pens. </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>Before dying the shell, we gently wash off the pencil grid and degrease the shell with water and a few drops of washing-up liquid. </li></ul>
  10. 14. Prepare the dye in a small glass jar and dip the shell in and out using a wood skewer.
  11. 15. <ul><li>Allow the shell to dry. </li></ul>
  12. 16. <ul><li>After drying the first colour ( which is always lighter than the second layer of dye) we apply more wax decoration with the pin. </li></ul>
  13. 17. <ul><li>If we want larger areas of the first colour, we cover these with hot wax using a brush. </li></ul>
  14. 18. <ul><li>Then we dye the shell in the second, darker dye. Repeat the method of dipping the shell into a glass jar of dye with a wood skewer and then allow to thoroughly dry. </li></ul>
  15. 19. Finally, we warm the shell in the candle flame in order to melt the wax pattern, which is then easily wipe d off.
  16. 20. <ul><li>The Easter egg is finished ! </li></ul>
  17. 21. Photo gallery
  18. 42. The End