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.