Saturday, April 23, 2011

Glamour Shots (for Easter eggs?)

I hope I am not the only one out there, but I have absolutely no childhood memory of dyeing Easter eggs. When my neighbor got wind of this sad fact, I found her at my door with eggs and a cool dye kit. The dye kit was like nothing I had ever seen before, first you dye the egg, then you rub on colored foils.

 (Purple, "red", yellow, green and blue dyes)

 (Straight blue, blue-green, purple, straight green, yellow, and "red")

So, after all of the eggs are dyed and dried for a few minutes, you put this gluey substance over the eggs and let that dry for a minute to get tacky. Then, you took a square sheet of gold, silver, pink, purple, blue, and green colored foils and rubbed them all over the egg and peeled them off.... and this was our end result:

I think that I worked on the yellow & gold one in the center, the purple & pink one to the right of the yellow & gold, and the green and silver egg in the top left-hand corner. I even got my husband to work on some eggs! He's not really a crafter, he's moreof a tinker-er. I should have gotten some photo evidence, but I didn't.

I am not going to lie to you, I kind of LOVED IT. I want to gold foil everything in my house. This might be another addiction. I also loved the egg dyeing. Unfortunately, I don't like hard-boiled eggs at all, so it would be a waste to dye a bunch and toss them. My neighbor took them home with her after I had my fun. AND IT WAS FUN!

Happy Easter everyone!

OH and that is another item off the bucket list! Yessss! Check out my finished projects on flickr


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