Thursday, May 14, 2009

painting on Eggs

Althoug I enjoy painting on eggs...I dislike blowing them out! Finding that wooden eggs are much better to paint on, and you don't have to worry about the fragility of a real egg.
So here are a few Easter eggs I have done, I also do many eggs as Xmas ornaments.
I paint a great deal of images on one egg all the way around, not having duplicated one, they all are "one of a kind"

1 comment:

Laura Schofield said...

Do you fill your eggs with water as you're painting them? I've done a Squidoo lens on egg decorating for easter and one of the bits on Ukrainian pysanky eggs suggests blowing the eggs out, sealing one end with wax, filling the egg with water and then sealing the other end with wax. When you're finishing painting, break the wax seals and empty your egg of water. You probably already do this. I never thought of it before myself, but it makes sense. That way, you wouldn't paint an egg and then ruin it when blowing it out at the end. At the same time, you'd have a more substantial surface to paint on. Do you finish the eggs with some sort of varnish to add strength?