Friday, April 2, 2010

eggs-pressionist easter

oblong abstract art

With left-over acid dye from Ukranian dyeing (bought from Steiner College Bookstore), the kids and I painted more eggs for Easter and we came up with some fun abstract work by dipping the eggs and also dripping dye onto them. The style almost resembles watercolor veil painting. Mostly, we had fun seeing how the dyes would find their own paths in traveling along the surface of the eggs, creating subtle organic shapes and abstract eggscapes!

Our Syrendell shop at Etsy has an ebook for learning how to use natural egg dyes!


Angela Mobley said...

These look wonderful. We have one of those ukrainian kits, and with school being out for spring break now, we can try keeping the easter crafts going, just for fun.
Blessings on you and your family's Easter.

Ellen Shipley said...

Looks like fun. 8-]

Viola said...

They look beautiful. I bought some aritisan dyed eggs when I was in Ukraine, but don´t know about "Ukrainian egg dying kits". What are they and where could I get them?

Happy Easter from Berlin and Stuttgart,

Gabriele said...

never saw such beautiful eggs! these free shaps and soft colors are touching!
Happy Easter to all of you!

noblemama said...

wow! these are amazing.

softearthart said...

Beautiful eggs, cheers Marie

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the constant inspiration.
I have had quite a few people e-mail me about your sprite in my banner, I have sent them all to your shop :)