Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter Egg dying with Distress Ink

Easter Eggs dying with Tim Holtz distress Inks

Happy Easter Crafters! Here is our first easter project showing step by step how to dye eggs with distress inks.

Easter Egg dying with Distress Inks
Step one: Make holes in either end of the eggs. A needle will do but we used a dremel for a quick solution.
Step two: Blow the contents out of the slightly larger hole in the bottom after first scrambling the insides with a pin to make it easier. If wanting to use the egg contents later for breakfast or lunch make sure any piercing equipment is clean.
Step three: Wash eggs with cold water. Run tap over and through, submerge in bowl of water and blow out water. Use microwave in ten second bursts to dry and sterilise or leave on paper towels in sun to dry.
Step four: Use electrical tape to makes spirals around egg or cut into strips for letters.
Step five: In a pot goes a teaspoon of white vinegar, one cup of hot water and 5-20 drops of distress ink.
Step five: Put eggs carefully in water with dye after stirring dye in. Allow to sit for five minutes, turn occasionally. Dripping extra drops directly onto the eggs produces more dramatic effects but don't turn the dripped on side back into the inky water.
Step six: Remove and leave on paper towels to dry. At this stage you are meant to move the electrical tape slightly so that the second colour produces an interesting effect from the overlapped area but I wasn't feeling lucky so I chickened out (get it chicken, egg bah ha!) and didn't attempt it.
Step seven: Repeat with second colour.
Step eight: Once dry remove electrical tape and you're done!

Use the marker spritzer for special effects of speckled distress maker colours.

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