RED DELICIOUS APPLES
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
• use large bowls
• be sparse w/ the oil at first (until you have tried it a few times & get the hang of how it works) • keep a base color as a sans-oil dye bath (we used yellow)
Monday, March 29, 2010
Some fab Easter Egg design idea how to's:
• Pick up the paint: Try painting instead of dying. Splashes and splatters of colour create a pretty effect. Use paint brushes for details, and sponges for smudges (Psst: use the empty carton to squirt your paints in as the perfect palette.)
• Add some oil: Before you dye your eggs, combine 1 tablespoon of oil with the vinegar and choice of food colouring. Add enough water to make the liquid deep enough to cover an egg. Swirl the mixture (so the oil briefly distributes), then add the egg, immediately taking it out. Pat dry, and add to another colour, following the same method. Keep going if you’d like. This creates a swirling, subtle effect.
• Other ideas: using elastics and masking tape to create white spots and lines, and using markers to add effects after the dye dries.
DIY: Marbleized Easter Eggs:
Tools and Materials
1. Prepare a dye bath in a small heatproof mixing bowl: Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 20 drops of food coloring (use more to intensify color) with 1 cup of hot water. Add an egg, and submerge it until it turns the desired hue. Remove egg; let dry, about 15 minutes.
2. In a shallow, wide bowl, prepare another batch of dye in a darker or different shade; this will provide the swirls. The liquid should be 1/2 inch deep. Add about 1 tablespoon olive oil (you may need more depending on the size of the container). Run a fork through this mixture, creating swirls of oil on the surface. Place the dyed egg in the marbleizing mixture, and roll it once around the bowl to pick up the oil streaks; remove, and blot gently with a paper towel. Let dry, 30 minutes.
3. Try various color combinations. Vary the base tints and the swirls to achieve contrasts both striking and subtle.
DIY: Wax Resist Egg Dyeing:
• How to Create a Wax-Resist Pattern Using a Crayon - To create a design with a crayon, draw on a white, brown, or dyed egg with any color (the crayon color doesn't matter because you will be removing the markings), then submerge egg in dye. Let dry, about 10 minutes.
check it: more egg dyeing basics from marthastewart.com