Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Egg: Cherry Blossoms with Red Outlines

A simple little egg today for Friday, but making it wasn't as simple as it looks.  I started with a locally farmed chicken egg with a blueish shell.  It was a lovely color that I wanted to accent, so I decided to do an etched cherry blossom design.  Because the colors between the etched and non-etched areas were so similar, I accented the edges of the etching by dipping the etched egg in red and then washing the dye off as completely as I could.  Especially with red and pink colors, the edges of the etched areas soak up the dye and it is difficult to wash it off completely.  On this egg, it becomes a very delicate red outline that makes the design stand out.

Happy Friday!