Not Your Everyday Egg

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Currently in my refrigerator there are two dozen eggs marked, “MINE! DO NOT EAT!” In sharpie. That MUST mean its getting close to Easter!

I love art with eggs. My husband and I have dabbled in Pysanky (to some pretty impressive results), I’ve dyed them, painted them, colored them with sharpie, and more. But this year, I wanted to do something different. Something a little more Modern, and chic. Enter these. Using things I had around the house, I was able to make these beautiful patterned beauties, including one with a K (for Kayla!).

You Will Need:

  • Eggs
  • Egg Dye of your choice
  • Tissue paper
  • Dye-based stamp pad (You can use water-based if you prefer, but you might get some bleeding)
  • Stamp of the monogram letter
  • Matte finish Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

How To Make It:

  1. Boil or blow out your eggs. Dye them the base color that you desire.
  2. Using your stamp and dye based stamp pad, stamp the letter onto the tissue paper. Make a few impressions until you get a good crisp letter.
  3. Using the scissors,  carefully cut out the best looking letter. Try to get as close as possible to the image without cutting into it.
  4. Using the paintbrush, paint a thin amount of Mod Podge onto the egg, in the area that you want the monogram.
  5. With clean hands, press the tissue paper monogram onto the egg, starting in the center of the tissue paper and gently laying it down on all sides.
  6. If there are wrinkles in your tissue paper, use the paint brush with more Mod Podge on it to smooth those wrinkles out. Be careful not to push to hard or your tissue paper might tear.
  7. Let dry.
  8. In some cases, you may want to seal your eggs to prevent water haze, or sun fading. Check out this awesome video that shows the steps!

Of course, as shown in the pictures, you can use this method with any designs or colors you might have stamps and pads for. Consider butterflies, or birds, or just patterns. You will have more success with small bits of tissue paper (they wrinkle less) – but consider putting several small items on one egg. See my orange butterflies below!

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Kayla Domeyer

My name is Kayla and I am a Graphic Designer. That means that I love pretty things, and also that I like to make free printables! I'm so happy that you've stopped by to visit my blog, and I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram!! (Yeah, and I'm totally addicted to the internet).

3 thoughts on “Not Your Everyday Egg

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    Brilliant and beautifully done!

    Thank you so much for being a part of the creative sharing at Rook No. 17! I hope we’ll have the pleasure of your company and creativity at tomorrow’s “A Little Birdie Told Me…”

    Warmest wishes,
    Jenn

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