My friend Lydia has seen pictures of these eggs for several months finally asked me, "Is it ink or paint?" When I am doing shows, many people ask me if these are stickers or decals or if I have a stencil I use to put the designs on. I realize that I should post a general idea of how these beautiful eggs are made. No ink or paint, no stencils or shortcuts, each one of these eggs are created using a batik process with beeswax and dyes. I prepared the following presentation for my Christmas show. It plays on continuous loop on an eframe. Sometimes it is easier to show than tell, and with this tutorial (which I borrowed from a tutorial I posted last year), I am able to explain the process with pictures. So without further ado: Here's how I make these eggs!
There is no step three! I mis-numbered these steps and skipped the number three, but I hope you can ignore my error and move right on to Step Four: