Like last year at this time, I want to share with you the egg that I painted; it's a sort of tradition for my family to paint eggs using a dye and beeswax method (called 'pysanky') for years now. (For a more detailed post on the steps to create this type of decorative egg, see my egg design from last year).
|My 2013 Easter egg!|
This design is based on a pattern from an egg decorating book, and I embellished on the design by changing the colour scheme and adding more lines and criss-cross designs. This egg from start to finish took over 3 hours.
|Some more designs|
My father and my husband created eggs this year as well (my mum helped with the dyeing process and melting the wax off when we were finished). My husband's design is in the middle and my dad's is the back right (my egg again is back left). Like last year, I used the electric kistka to deposit the wax onto the egg - I find it's a lot easier to create tiny lines and detail. The other two eggs were made with a regular kistka - it has to be manually heated over a candle flame and requires a bit more patience. I think those eggs turned out amazing! This is definitely a favourite tradition of mine.
What's your Easter traditions? Have you decorated eggs this way - or do you use another method?