Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, to all of those who celebrate the day! And I hope everyone has a lovely day filled with joy, family, and the celebration of life.

Oh, the eggs? My teens and I still color Easter eggs every year, using just food coloring. This batch shows what happens when you put a base coat of dye on the egg, then apply drops of food coloring directly to the egg when it is just submerged in the dye cups. The water takes the dye around in interesting ways. Then lift the egg out of the water, still applying drops of dye directly to the wet egg. The speckle effect happened as the egg air dried, and the dye pooled away from the raised areas on the shell


  1. They remind me of silk painting on scarves. Hmm...may be time to break out that project again soon!