Hello, friend, and happy (good) Friday!
Are you ready for Easter??
Watercolors are such a fun and pretty medium to use, so I thought “Why not use them for Easter eggs, too?!”
I wanted to share this with you, hopefully it would be useful when you’re planning this weekend, either egg dyeing with your kids, or even without kids!
It is very therapeutic, because you have to be ready to let the water and pigments do their thing, you can’t control very well where they’ll go - and that’s a GOOD thing! All you need is a bunch of watercolor paints (you can use whatever you or your kids have, or buy the simple student grade - they’ll work just fine!) and a brush. Are you ready? Here is my very simple set up:
What you will need:
Hard boiled eggs
Watercolor paints - any kind will do, trust me!
A paint brush
Clean tap water
A paper towel or a rag
I also used a very fancy egg holder - a TP tube that I cut up, but you can use an egg carton as well.
For this project, I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors (they’re around $33 for 36 colors) but you could use your kids’ watercolors and it’s all good!
I chose to do mine with just one color each - but if you wish, you can dye your watercolor eggs blending two or more colors.
Dip the brush in water, and load it up with watercolor paint. Not too much, because later we will layer on a more saturated color. Let it dry a bit, but not completely.
Then, as in the example with the hot pink egg, load up your brush with a heavier amount of pigment, and add on top of the first coat, but do not cover it completely. Use light, random brush strokes, and remember to leave white spots - it looks really nice!
And they are DONE! You see? I said it was going to be easy-peasy! Let them dry well, and display them in your favorite dish or basket. I chose this hand made platter I got a few years ago from a local potter in San Antonio, TX. It’s such a pretty dish!
Show me how your Easter eggs turned out! Tag me when you post pictures of your Easter eggs - I’d love to see them! Tag @martolana on Facebook and Instagram!
And this is where my watercolor art prints live: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MartolanaStudio