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:
- 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
- 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!
- 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!