Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thank You Easter Bunny!


HAPPY EASTER!

Bowl by Natalie Blake

I am not sure why, but for some reason, over the past year, I have been getting into the holiday thing. This week I decided I wanted to color eggs. I didn't want to be overloaded with hard boiled eggs, so I made the decision to blow some of them out to make an omelette for brunch yesterday. Good ol' Martha Stewart suggested using an ear syringe to do the job... much easier than blowing them by mouth! I also used the liquid wax from the studio to do some wax resist. After the eggs are dry, place them in the oven, preheated to 250 degrees, for just a few minutes, until the wax gets glossy. Take them out and wipe them down with a paper towel.  What was left of the wax created a nice smooth surface on the eggs. If I pack the blown out ones carefully, I can save them for next year. I used to do this when Danielle was little and had quite a collection until Sophie the kitten came to live with us... the first Easter she batted every egg out of a basket and that was the end of them.
She is now 10 years old and has better manners.
Most of the time.

4 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful photo with the eggs and the bowls, they look super. Happy Easter to you and Jeff.

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  2. Another thing you can do is get a BIG syringe and shoot the egg shells full of plaster. They really last.

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  3. What a great idea. They are really beautiful, so is the bowl.

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