Sarah Ruff teaches screen printing with us but for our Zoom shared an egg decorating technique.  Especially good to do when you want scrambled eggs for lunch or are making a cake!
What you will need:
  • Eggs
  • A pin
  • Watered down PVA glue – approx 1 quarter water (only a small amount)
  • Pictures from a weekend magazine, (not a thick glossy one) or a newspaper
  • An egg box is helpful
  • A cocktail stick
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • A paintbrush

Step by Step

  • Start by blowing the egg – prick a hole in the top with a pin, then in the bottom too. Blow the white and the yolk out of the egg into a bowl.
  • Rinse the eggs out and leave them to dry in the egg box.
  • Cut pictures out approximately the size of the egg (so it wraps all the way round and will cover the top and bottom closely, not with lots of excess)
  • Cover the back of the picture in glue and wrap it round the egg.
  • Snip triangles from the paper at the top and bottom so you can curve them in and stick them glue. Take care not to cover the hole at the top.
  • Leave it to dry, keep smoothing in the paper.
  • Make a loop of thread and tie a short piece of cocktail stick at the end.
  • Push the cocktail stick into the hole at the top of the egg so it holds the loop ready for hanging!

Suggestions

  • Add more layers of glue as a varnish and to smooth the crinkles.
  • Thin paper works best.
  • Rosemary used a twig as she couldn’t find a cocktail stick!

Sarah’s egg tree

Sarah’s egg tree

Rosemary’s eggs – Scotsdale’s magazine revisited!

Susannah used waste newsprint paper from printing her ginko leaf linocut