Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Egg

Hollyhocks Pysanky in Red and Pink

A contemporary egg today, in pinks and grays.  This is my "hollyhocks" design. I have been enjoying making this is different colorways all week.  I started with a dyed-black egg  for the main outlines, then etched it with vinegar to white.  I outlined the center petals in white, then dyed the egg dark red.  After filling in the central circle, I rinsed the color to get the medium pinkish-red for the middle circle, and then rinsed again to get the outer lighter pink circle.  Next I worked on the stems.  I decided to do purple and teal - I have a tendency to always choose green for stems and leaves and that is just a bit boring and predictable.  I like how you can see the red outlines even on the stem - I really only notice that etching edge when I use red.  I will have to keep an eye out and see if other colors leave a trace on the wall of the etch.

I like the way it turned out - it looks like hollyhocks on a stormy day.


Hollyhocks Pysanky in Red and Pink


Hollyhocks Pysanky in Red and PinkHollyhocks Pysanky in Red and Pink


Hollyhocks Pysanky in Red and Pink

Hollyhocks Pysanky in Red and Pink

And here's a few photos of the other colorways:


Hollyhocks Pysanky


Hollyhocks Pysanky

And all of them together; a little flower garden for this lovely early summer Friday.


Hollyhocks Pysanky

2 comments:

mcmisura said...

I have no idea how you did these, but I love them

Katy David said...

Thanks! I am thinking about doing some tutorials soon, so look out for this pattern.