The unusual way of painting eggs that we’ve prepared for you today, in practice, may take a touch longer than it seems initially glance, but the result’s worthwhile. Eggs painted during this way look very beautiful: delicate and weird, additionally, exclusively organic dyes are utilized in the work.
Step by step instructions for painting eggs:
We are sure that this manner of painting eggs is going to be useful to you on the eve of Easter, and that they will become a worthy decoration of the festive table.
You will need these materials,
- Boiled Eggs (White)
- Thin twine or elastic bands
- Red cabbage (for raspberry and lilac eggs)
- Dark grapes (lavender or blue)
- Blueberries (gray or blue hues)
- Onion peel
- Thick gauze or cotton
- Scissors Herbs
- Cutting board
- Table vinegar
First of all, dyes should be prepared, to cut cabbage into small pieces. Wash the berries, separate the grapes from the bunch, remove the husks from the onion. Next, layout all the ingredients in several pots, fill with water and convey to a boil. then, set a slow fire, cover the pots with lids and cook the contents for 15-30 minutes. After a time, use a slotted spoon to extract cooked pieces of berries, cabbage, and husks. Cool the liquid to temperature and pour it into cups, adding (if desired) 1 tbsp. vinegar in each, in order that the colors of the shell are brighter.
Cut a cloth or gauze (you can use nylon, for instance, stockings) into 12×12 cm squares each.
Prepare small branches, flowers or leaves (the size of an egg), put during a separate container.
Now we take the eggs one by one, press the cooked leaves to the shell and tightly wrap them in woven rags. The resulting “ponytails” are tied with twine or elastic bands at the bottom. Confirm that the herbs are well pressed to the shell, because, after painting, a screen pattern should form under them.
Immerse the prepared bags in cups with dyes and refrigerate them. A number of the eggs shown within the photo below were painted within the refrigerator for several hours, while others were kept within the dye for up to 2 days.
After the specified color is obtained, remove the eggs from the cups with organic dyes, allow them to dry on a chopping board until all the liquid has drained. Now you’ll gently cut the twine or elastic bands to urge the eggs out of the material and separate the twig stamp from the surface.
Such beautiful eggs for Easter, painted with natural dyes, are often wont to decorate the middle of the festive table or put each guest on a plate. Of course, the time spent is going to be paid back by the eye of all those present at the celebration of the blessed Resurrection of Christ.