Craft Project - Polished Eggsby Wen Zientek-SicoThe tiny brushes and bright colors of nail polish make for really unique egg decorations. Even little hands can handle these designs, and the high gloss finish is especially attractive.
The tiny brushes and bright colors of nail polish make for really unique egg decorations. Even little hands can handle these designs, and the high gloss finish is especially attractive. This project should only be done with Blown Eggs. They will last longer, and some of the techniques used to decorate these eggs might affect hard boiled eggs and make them unsafe to eat. Blown Eggs also will last forever and make great keepsakes or ornaments.
Dyed or undyed blown eggs
Assorted nail polishes
Easter egg dye (optional)
Cover your work surface with newspaper. Place the egg you want to decorate in an egg cup, or use a slice of a cardboard paper towel tube to hold your egg. Paint on your design with your favorite polish and let dry thoroughly before dying. Clear polish also works well in that you can mark out specific areas of the egg to remain un-dyed, which can be very dramatic with dark dye colors, as shown in the striped egg in the photo.
Project Developed and Photographed by Wen Zientek-Sico. Styled by Wen Zientek-Sico, Thomas Sico, and an assortment of helpers.
Decorating Eggs : Exquisite Designs With Wax & Dye
by Jane Pollak
If you are looking for absolutely incredible ideas for decorating eggs, you cannot go wrong with this book! It has some of the most gorgeous patterns techniques you will find anywhere. Filled with full-color photographs and detailed instructions, it is very user friendly. Learn how to quilt dye, Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg Dying), about traditional designs, the history behind egg dying, symbolism, basic techniques, and much more. Hands down, it is the best resource I have ever found for decorating eggs in these styles.