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« on: March 23, 2010 05:21:35 AM »

Its been awhile since I've posted, so I'm trying to get this right. 







I used the method originally posted here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=4575.msg34565#msg34565

We've upgraded from using a frying pan with bottle caps to using a mini cupcake pan on a hot plate or griddle - easier access to the dyes.  We've tried disposable pans, but they just don't stay flat, so the heat transfer doesn't work very well.



We're using pencils with a flat-headed straight pin to draw the lines.





I see that a bunch of the images in the original tutorial have gone MIA, so I'm off to try and spruce it up!



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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010 06:14:47 AM »

Beeeeautiful!  Thank you so much for sharing and updating the tutorial, too!
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010 07:04:42 AM »

So to clarify (as I am a rather dumb bunny), these eggs are dyed a solid color and then colored wax of some kind (crayons or tinted parrifin(?)) is painted on in a multicolored design... yes?
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010 07:25:18 AM »

these... are.. incredibly incredibly beautiful. i want to make them NOW!! but i know they wont come out nearly as perfect. wonderful job!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010 07:26:26 AM »

So to clarify (as I am a rather dumb bunny), these eggs are dyed a solid color and then colored wax of some kind (crayons or tinted parrifin(?)) is painted on in a multicolored design... yes?

You've got it- you can dye them a solid color or any variation you prefer, then you apply the melted wax to form patterns, etc.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010 07:29:33 AM »

Thanks sweets! Mnm- you should see my first eggs.  I still giggle about them when I think of them....very very bad would be a generous descriptor! LOL
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010 08:30:13 AM »

Thanks for the clarification! We are so going to try this.

So for further clarification, so I have the process correct for a 2 color egg.

1.  Dye lightest color (say yellow)
2.  Paint with wax to preserve yellow color
3.  Dye darker color (say blue)
4.  Remove wax from egg, exposing yellow
5.  "Paint" with crayon wax in additional colors if desired

Ya? Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2010 08:31:36 AM »

You've got it down pat!! I can't wait to see your results!

If you want to vary your designs, try searching for henna tattoos or tribal tattoos - the patterns are often easy to translate into this type of 'painting' and look really cool on the eggs Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2010 07:50:13 PM »

ooh, they're all gorgeous! What an awesome technique!
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2010 02:47:20 PM »

WOW, I just love those!!  Thanks for sharing and for the directions.  We may have to give this a shot! 
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