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:
- 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
How To Make It:
- Boil or blow out your eggs. Dye them the base color that you desire.
- 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.
- Using the scissors, carefully cut out the best looking letter. Try to get as close as possible to the image without cutting into it.
- Using the paintbrush, paint a thin amount of Mod Podge onto the egg, in the area that you want the monogram.
- 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.
- 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.
- Let dry.
- 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!