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« Reply #130 on: February 18, 2008 06:16:02 AM »

WOW stunning, i might have to try this, i'll have to grab some onion skins when i next go shopping!

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« Reply #131 on: February 27, 2008 06:23:28 AM »

those are beautiful - but I am now having nightmare flashbacks of my mother going through her blown egg time - and serving us scrambled eggs.  It always grossed me out  Cheesy
Now that I am older I would love to blow out some eggs so I can have the shells.. I was just thinking about that the other day and decided I would just grow the egg gourds instead - I don't want my kids thinking the same thing when they see mommy blowing the guts out of an egg and then cooking it up for them - they are not too keen on eggs to begin with!

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« Reply #132 on: February 27, 2008 07:48:53 AM »

I was cooking some black beans and found that if you drop an egg in the liquid, with or with out the beans, the eggs turn a deep purple, indigo color. The longer the better. Follow the dried beans directions and let the eggs go. Vinegar will keep the eggs from cracking.
Try other foods that color the water to see what you get. Refer to Native American dying materials for natural resources like your back yard, park or hikeing path.
Also try using old funky dried herbs. Glue the herbs to the egg. Stencil an area for a specific color or texture. Like you would do with glitter. Think of the rich reds of ground paprika, the browns of nutmeg and the greens of oregano, rosemary, or thyme. Go nutty!! Seal with a matte or if you prefer a gloss clear coat. They will last for many years. You could blow the eggs out and keep forever.
I have thoght to try using gorilla glue to fill the eggs with for weight and sturdiness. Haven't tried it. The point is that it foams up and fills the cavity. It will also break the egg if there is too much. Try a few before you get excited about decorating. The insulation is also an option,. but again I have not tried this stuff and it comes out in force.
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« Reply #133 on: March 11, 2008 09:53:18 AM »

We did ours today and this is how they turned out after just 15 minutes boiling. I thought the kid would have trouble with the lack of instant gratification, but I was the one who couldn't wait overnight.

« Reply #134 on: March 14, 2008 05:49:46 AM »

Beautiful - I've never seen this with flowers/leaves pressed on.  Thanks for the tutorial.

« Reply #135 on: April 06, 2009 10:41:38 AM »

you take the leaf off after boiling in onion water, right?

these are stunning.  i might have to make a few (dozen) of these Grin Wink
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« Reply #137 on: April 20, 2011 01:42:30 PM »

An oldie, but a goodie!  I adore these eggs!

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« Reply #138 on: April 20, 2011 07:26:11 PM »

these are amazing. I wonder why the onions do this.
« Reply #139 on: March 16, 2012 11:35:57 AM »

Oooh, that is awesome! I'm going to show my husband, he likes nifty stuff like this.

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