Happy Friday! Here's a sweet little brown chicken egg, transformed into a strawberry garden. I waxed the basic lines on a regular brown egg, as you can see then etched the eggshell down to white with vinegar (the vinegar eats through eggshell). I filled in the flowers with wax, taking advantage of the natural white color of the egg. I dyed the egg light green and waxed, then a darker green for the larger leaves, next dark red for the strawberry seeds (which you can't really see so that was kind of a waste of time!) At this point I washed all the color off because my next color is Scarlet, which is lighter than Dark Red and following the normal progression of light to dark, this would not work. I have experimented with the color progressions a bit and will have to do a post sometime about the bizarre outcomes (red over dark green produces beige!). After Scarlet, I realized that I needed a little pop of bright color, so I washed it again and dyed it Sunflower yellow for the little dots. Final dunk in black and we are all done!
I really like it a lot! Will have to do more with fruits and vegetables. They are somehow more "friendly" than flowers, if that makes sense.
Have a great weekend!