Being cheap just doesn't pay sometimes. Some of my egg dyes are leftovers from last year. Some work fine. Some, not so fine. At $.95 a pack, I have learned that it isn't worth trying to be cheap and use old dye. Splotchy and thin, that old dye ruined three eggs and wasted hours of my work.
A buck later, here's an egg dyed with the new dye. Ta Da! Even, bright color. I'm happy.
I'm now trying to make eggs for my younger neices and nephews as well as my Granddaughter's cousins out in L.A.
Poor Eddie's first egg was one hot mess. Over done. Really horribly lettered. Weak dye.
This one may go a bit too far in the direction of being understated, but at my skill level I think that less is definitely more.