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Topic: Pie Chart? Pineapple? Pysanky!  (Read 1102 times)
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« on: April 01, 2011 10:00:32 AM »

So a few weeks ago I started blowing the insides out of eggs everytime I was going to use them to cook with and kept them in a seperate carton to be painted or whatever eventually... for Easter.

The other day I saw blupaison's post with their pysanky eggs and was reminded about pysanky...something I'd researched before and wanted to try, but was too lazy to get all the stuff for. However, after reading the replies to said thread, "how do you do this?" I did a quick google search (always better to figure out what you can on your own and people are more likely to help you with small questions instead of taking on an apprentice) and found a great site: Learnpysanky.com.

Whilst there, I found my local "place" to purchase the supplies. So on wednesday I went and bought a pysanky kit, comes with beeswax, the stylus, the dyes, the setting powder, some candles as well as an instructional booklet complete with history of the tradition and symbols etc.and it was less than 30 bucks, not bad considering I got it from a museum.

So, I have a friend who I told about this endeavor and since they gave me a bunch of crap about it, I figured I'd dedicate my first one to them. This is my first attempt at pysanky. It's a hot mess, but I like it anyways. He has a Ducati, so that's the motorcycle and he named it Toothless..so there's the dragon on top..there's some tread marks and teeth and a road as edging; the back was a big space to fill, so I just did a city scape and some subway cars (I'm in NYC). I only used yellow and black dyes, kept it REALLY basic.

The process was fairly easy, too bad I don't have steady hands, I'm sure I'll get better with practice. "practice makes perfect" and I have another dozen eggs to decorate. The next one I plan to make is gonna be a Nurse Jackie pysanky, dedicated to all the nice people I used to work with there. Should be interesting. Oh and I made the egg holder out of some wire I had in my toolbox.

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Are you going to throw that away?! Can I have it?!

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011 11:44:15 AM »

This is so cool - I think I will follow your lead, and try this too.  I think your egg is really something.   Cheesy Wink Smiley Cool

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011 07:40:12 PM »

Really good work! I think I would try this on porcelain jars and pots...
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