Yesterday I was invited to a little Ukrainian egg decorating party. Pysanka eggs are decorated by using melted wax applied to a egg with layering of colors and wax to produce intricate designs.
So, Mary - have to re-mixed your dyes in the new house and started in on this years' batch? Mary is particularly good at these and maybe she'll share some of them with us.
Mary Ann, a good friend of Jill's, was our hostess and her house was a vision of Easter Bliss. She set up all the dyes on her counter which made it so easy - Thanks Mary Ann!
Some inspiration -
Hard at work....
When we used brown eggs, the result looked a little like red-ware.
Isn't this a cute egg holder?
Mary Ann provided everyone with a sweet little egg basket to take our treasures home.
Here, Jill is using a heat gun (on low) to remove all the wax to reveal the design - flying geese! Sorry I didn't get the complete after shot.
And here are some results - Sorry I can't give credits, I forget who made which exactly. But you'll know Betsy's!
I made this one using step by step instructions from a book. The book shows what new wax to add, then what color to dip it in to get this look. It's too complicated for me to figure it out...
I brought these little lemon Easter cupcakes to fortify us.
And lucky me, being the last one there, I got to take home a prize. Mary Ann had planned to "award" this to someone, but we were having so much fun, it slipped her mind, so I got to take home these cute egg lights. Today I'll plan to decorate the mantel.
Hope you're having fun with your pre-Easter (or Passover) decorating and cooking.