This year I finally had time to take pictures of some of the painted easter eggs I did over the last couple of years. Some of the eggs are drilled, others are engraved, painted or made using a wax-resist (batik) method. You can find a gallery of the eggs I did last year in this entry.
List of used materials and techniques:
Those are one of my favorite eggs I ever painted. I took my inspiration from
Those eggs are drilled and some of them are also engraved. There is a lot to cover on this technnique, so I made a seperate blog post where I go into detail about it. You can find it here if you are interested.
I got the inspiration for these eggs from talavera tiles. I was so fascinated by them, that I had to try one of the simpler patterns on some eggs. If you like bright and colorful designs, you should really google talavera pottery. 🙂 I used acrylic paints for these eggs.
For thoses easter eggs I used permanent markersand filled some of the patterns with Tempera Paints. You could also use acrylic paints instead.
I took some of those designs from peruvian weaving patterns. I used acrylic paints available here*)and finished the eggs with a layer of glossy, transparent spray paint. (
This is a collection of some of the engraved eggs I made. I used brown chicken eggs with a thick shell and primed them with a standard easter egg colouring kit. After the eggs were dry I engraved them with my professional rotary tooland very small diamond point bits .
Those easter eggs have a special place in my heart. Every year my favorite aunt painted hundreds of easter eggs with the most beautiful patterns you can imagine. She inspired me a lot. 🙂 Those eggs in the picture above are some of the last eggs she started to paint. The all had a thicker stripe of blue paint around them with a golden edge. I took them home with me and finished them intuitively with more stripes and patterns. I used acrylic paintsand added fine lines with acrylic ink and a brush with a fine tip.
I made those easter eggs with a wax-resist (batik) technique. You apply a pattern with beeswax on the eggshell and dip the egg in dye. Then you add more wax and dip the egg in a darker shade of dye and so on.. At the end you melt the wax from the egg and you get the most beautiful results. (hopefully 😀 )
You can apply the wax with a pinhead or with a traditional tjanting tool.
Those are just patterns I “doodled” without thinking much about it. I kinda like that sort of painting because it feels almost meditative to me. 🙂 I used acrylic paintsand Tempera paints
Dotted eggs are the perfect example for patterns that look intricate but are fairly easy to do. I applied a base coat with acrylic paint made some guidelines with a white pencil. (You can easily rub that off later.) I applied the dots with white acrylic paint available here*)and a fine tipped brush. (
That is another example of a simple technique that produces an intricate result. I just used different sizes of dots and dotted lines to make different patterns. I named the eggs on the top “dragon eggs” because the pattern reminds me of reptile scales. For the two on the bottom I got my inspiration from Van Gogh’s Starry Night. I applied a dark base coat with Acrylic Paintsand painted the pattern with a lighter color.
I hope you like the different easter eggs I showed you. If you have more questions about the used materials or techniques, feel free to ask me and I shall try to answer to my best ability. You can use the comment section or send me an email. Barbara@Buntwerkstatt.at
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