Matt's mom had suggested it as an Easter activity--which would have been more appropriate timewise--but we got carried away eating, playing games, telling stories, etc and it didn't materialize that day. Still, I was keen to try it and figured better late than not at all. I haven't seen many in person, but those pysanky eggs look so dang cool!
- For that design, Matt made a few wax lines on a plain, white egg using the kistka and then dropped the egg in the yellow dye. This left behind white lines on a yellow background.
- Then he added some more wax lines and dyed the egg orange with the result that there were yellow and white lines on an orange background.
- Then he used the doodad to create waxy triangles and polka dots and added it to the red dye. This leaves the white lines, the yellow lines, and orange triangles/polka dots on a red background.
- Then he added more wax triangles and polka dots over some of the red dye and dyed the whole thing black which leaves the white lines, the yellow lines, the orange dots and triangles and the red dots and triangles all on a rich black background.
|This is the same egg as described and pictured immediately above. Matt is adding the wax triangles prior to dunking in the black dye so that there are red triangles on the finished black egg. All the dark colored bits is wax.|
|It is not a speedy process, especially for beginners. I only managed to finish one egg in over an hour. Matt and Sharon each made two.|