Monday, 26 March 2012

Painted Easter Eggs

I made something pretty!
I was inspired by two posts at Art Club Blog. The first was painted eggs and the second was painting cherry blossom. They were both so lovely that I thought I needed to do some art for me (rather than Goblin - although it turns out he appreciated it too).
So I blew some eggs and died them with food colouring. If you haven't blown an egg before its very easy. I used a thumb tack (drawing pin) to make a tiny hole in the top of the egg, and at the bottom I used the tack to make two little holes about 3mm apart. Then I took a kebab skewer and pushed it between the two holes at the bottom. That broke them into one larger hole. I pushed the skewer in to pierce the yolk.
Then I blew through the top hole and the contents of the egg came out the slightly larger bottom hole. When all the contents were out I stuck the egg shell in a bowl of water and sucked through the top hole. Sucking up some water, then swishing it around inside the egg to rinse out the inside. Then I blew that water out by blowing in the top hole again. I popped the egg shell in a shallow bowl and rolled it in food colouring. I made two blue ones and an orange one.
I painted cherry blossom on the blue ones. I was taken with the Japanese look of the eggs. So I painted a coi carp on the orange one.
And I hung the eggs on Goblin's tree. And as I said earlier, Goblin really liked them. Unfortunately he wanted to touch them which I had to discourage as they are really fragile. 

I'm linking this to
 MakingThematic Thursday

7 comments:

  1. Oh those are so pretty! Neat project

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  3. These turned out to be very cool! I'm always afraid of breaking blown out eggs, which is why I stick to hard boiled. But I promised to do this with my daughter, who's fascinated by the idea that we can blow out the contents of the egg through such a teeny hole.

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  4. Sorry...forgot my huge thank you for linking to art club!!!

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  5. i love the cherry blossom one! just gorgeous! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

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