Friday, March 19, 2010

Eggs Over Easy

Last year, as I began teaching myself how to do pysanky, I decided to be a purist tool-wise. I used an old fashioned (and inexpensive) kistka (writing tool) and a flame. This year I took the plunge and bought an electric kistka. Oooooh la la! Electric kistkas make this so much easier!

Here's a bit of pysanky that I made for my Granddaughter for this Easter.

The white egg is what it looked like before I dipped it in the dye. I've just put the design on with wax.

The effect with just one color and white is striking to me.

It seems that the electric kistka was a good purchase.

11 comments:

SCB said...

That deep blue must be the dye you were waiting for - and it's lovely. I have no idea what you do with a kistka, though - does it hold liquid wax and allow you to apply it through a thin nib? Just guessing really! Have a fun 'eggy' weekend, Sara x

Snippety Gibbet said...

SCB...You're right. Precisely. jj

Julie said...

Have you done any multi-colored layered ones? I saw a lady on TV who did them...I think she was on M. Stewarts show one time...it is an amazing art...so glad you are actually doing it and keeping it alive!!! This blue and white is sharp looking...crisp and beautiful.

Tara said...

Hi Snippety! Thanks for stoppin by my blog and the sweet comments.
The eggs are so cool. Hope you are having a good week.
Hugs,
Tara

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Nela said...

Gorgeous! Love the blue ones :D

Heleen said...

Whauw, I love your decorations! Just perfect!

LDH said...

Wow... your are becoming quite skilled! Boy, would I love to learn how to make these beautiful eggs! There you go again... being inspiring!

:) ldh

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

These are fantastic! I'd love to try this. Dare I pick up another hobby...

random Cindy said...

These are all amazing! Even the light colored one. I like the single color too. It's very striking.

ZenCrafter said...

I love the before and after shots. The wax resist gives such a great effect!