Happy (Easter) Monday everyone! If you want to find out how to make decoupage Easter eggs with paper napkins or how to cook eggs in wine to dye them in a natural way, you've come to the right place. Today I'm going to share with you my decoupage Easter eggs technique & more, so scroll down and let's get this party started.
NON TOXIC TRADITIONAL DYEING EASTER EGG TECHNIQUES-RED WINE
What do you need to make red wine coloured eggs? You need only two things: eggs and red wine. Now, the amount of wine you're going to use will depends on the amount of eggs you want to dye. I used a litre of wine and it was enough for more than a dozen eggs. Basically, what you need is for the wine to cover the eggs you're dyeing this way. The amount you're going to use depends on you.
The recipe for eggs coloured/dyed with red wine that I have tried out this year:
1. Soak the eggs in red wine (the recipe I used didn't say how long so I just soaked them for just five minutes)
2. Cook the eggs in a cooking pot for 30 minutes
3. Leave the eggs to cool in wine for 12 hours (perhaps the most practical way is to leave them during the night)
4. Take them out, place them on a napkin and leave them to dry.
Decoupage eggs are obviously not a completely natural and tradiotional way to decorate way, but I'm pretty certain they are not toxic, at least if you do it the way I do it. How do I do it? Before I get to that, let me tell you what you will need for decoupage eggs, alright?
What you need for decoupage Easter eggs are three things:
1. Napkins with a cute pattern. ( You don't need special napkins for decoupage, in fact those napkins that are meant to be used as ordinary napkins are probably safer as they are more likely to be tested for toxic paints)
2. An egg white
3. A painting brush (optional).
Before you start your decoupage work, you'll need to take the paper napkin and remove the two layers out of three. You need only one layer, the one that contains the print or pattern you want to use. Cut or tear the paper napkins you have selected for this project. Ideally, they should have a nice pattern. You can choose whatever you like. I have chosen a bird print and I'm happy I did because I can't get tired of it. (In fact, I had these bird print paper napkins for ages. I picked them up in DM and I've used them for more DIY projects that I can count. Here is a link to my decoupage box project that I did using this bird print napkin.)
The next thing you need to do is apply the egg white on the eggs and start applying the paper napkin bits to it. I find it easier and quicker to do when I'm using a painting brush. If you don't have a brush, you can use your hands. Once you have applied the paper napkin to the eggs, leave them to dry. That's all! I said it was pretty easy, didn't I? You can cover entire eggs with patterns cut out (or torn) from paper napkins or you can just add a small cut out of a desired print. Anyhow, I think this is much healthier option that buying Easter egg stickers. I mean there is nothing toxic about an egg white, right?
Besides cleaning and decorating my home, this Easter weekend I was also working on improving my drawing and painting skills. No rest for the wicked. Well, I hope I'm not that wicked, but I'm wickedly addicted to art projects. I have a lot of art that I would like to share with you, but today I'll settle for one fashion illustration. We'll finish on that note. I hope you had a lovely (Easter) weekend! My weekend went pretty well. Truth be told, I have been feeling a bit down for the last few days due to my health situation, but I'm trying to turn my mood around. Thank you for reading and have a fantastic week ahead!
|My fashion drawing + digital effects|
|A fashion illustration, medium coloured pencils and markers on paper|