Ombre Easter egg painting

The lovely ladies from Oh So Very Pretty share their Easter egg painting tips just in time for Easter.

Ombre Easter egg painting

Sheryl and Karla are two craft-loving Vancouverites with an oh-so pretty blog covering food and craft good. Today they’ve kindly shared with us a great Easter egg painting tutorial that we think you’ll love. Plus it’ll be the perfect entertainment for the kids if you’re having an Easter get together. Enjoy!

“Easter is just around the corner and we thought it would be apt to decorate our house with some Easter eggs. In the past year, the ombre trend has truly captured the design communities, from hair to fashion, and now… eggs!

Materials:

White eggs

Watercolour paint or food colouring

Paint brushes

Small Jar

Here’s how to decorate your Easter egg with watercolour paints:

Ombre Easter egg painting

Step 1 Select some nice white eggs. You can even use the container if you like! We’ve found it useful as a holder.

Ombre Easter egg painting

Step 2 Then, boil the eggs until hard.

Ombre Easter egg painting

Step 3 Once the eggs are ready, prepare your watercolour materials. Let the eggs cool and wipe them with a paper towel.

Ombre Easter egg painting

Step 4 Start with the lightest colour you want the egg to be. I used a flat brush for this project. Paint around the entire egg so that it has a nice, light shade of colour. Then, let the egg dry. This is a very important!

Ombre Easter egg painting

Step 5  The next step is to paint the middle section in a darker shade. Once the middle section dries, paint the bottom section with the darkest shade of the same colour.

Tada! That’s one way to do it. Please note: watercolour eggs are not known to be edible, so please use only for decoration purposes!

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Here’s how decorate your Easter egg with food colouring (follow Step 1 and 2 as above):

Ombre Easter egg painting

Step 3 Fill a small jar with water, about an inch high. Then, drop some food colouring into the water and stir. Dip the egg into the colouring and hold for about a minute.

Ombre Easter egg painting

Step 4 If the colour isn’t dark enough, hold for a little longer. Once the desired colour is achieved, add water into the jar until it reaches about two inches in height. Dip the egg once again into the jar, and hold for about 30 seconds.

Ombre Easter egg painting

Step 5 Once you achieve the second colour, leave the egg in the jar and add more water until the solution completely covers the egg. Take the egg out in about 10 seconds. You’ll notice the transition from light to dark. Let the eggs dry once you are done!

Hope you enjoyed this DIY project!”

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