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Topic: Pysanky (Ukranian Easter Eggs) - Image Heavy - Written Tutorial  (Read 7253 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2005 12:53:00 PM »

 Grin Great tutorial!! Thanks bc jen!

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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2005 04:01:24 PM »

For un-blown eggs, I have found that using whole eggs raw results in less-smelly accidental breakages, plus they dry out much quicker.  I wouldn't recommend using hard-boiled eggs.
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2005 04:10:13 PM »

those are cute, i like the life/death one and the one ure bf, the engineer made! Tongue

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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2005 03:57:51 PM »

ah the lost days of my childhood...
at school they taught us pysanky. it was a class, in fifth grade.

i miss my hippie school.

i miss doing pysanky.

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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2005 09:07:26 AM »

You can also blow out the eggs after they have been completed.  I hate working with blown eggs, so I just write on a whole raw egg, then take of the wax (goo gone is great for this), then varnish.  Once dry, I can drill a hole and blow out the raw egg, rinse with water and either vinegar or simple green (bleach would be best, but I can't bear bleach), and I have a lovely egg that won't explode six months down the line!
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2005 08:54:54 PM »

Great pysanky!! my very first one was fish sorta like yours. great minds think alike.  Cheesy

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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2005 09:49:54 PM »

are these real eggs? how do you get the yolk out  Huh

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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2005 08:11:12 PM »

To empty the eggs, I use a special egg blower thing I picked up at Baba's, but there is also a low-tech way.  Just make a hole in each end of the egg using a big needle (tapestry), widening the hole a touch at one end.  Use the needle to pierce the yolk, and mix the insides around.  Then blow on the small hole end, and the insides will come out the big hole.  Then make scrambled eggs Wink
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