We’re having a competition at work to decorate eggs, and I’ve decided to take part. I’ve never decorated an egg before (which is really quite shocking given the number of out-of-school clubs I was involved with as a child!).
My first step was to blow out some eggs. Yey for the Internet with its multitude of instructions! I only did two because it was hard and I got bored! I then washed the egg shells, baked them for 10 mins at 180C (this is supposed to harden them) and then left them overnight to cool.
I wiped a weak vinegar/water solution over the eggshell, and then painted it with some fountain pen ink (J. Herbin Bleu nuit). When it had dried, I stuck on sequin stars with Loctite (and got glue everywhere in the process!). I love Loctite (it’s really good at its job), but it is a nasty chemical so don’t use it with children. Use normal PVA glue with children, as it’s safe and peels off skin (Loctite doesn’t!).
I think it’s quite good for my first egg! You can see my finger prints, but never mind!
On a completely unrelated note, I don’t have a category for doing crafts, so I guess I’ve never shared any on here before! (I still don’t have a category because I don’t do crafts that often!)