Decorating Eggs Polish Style
The other day I was lucky enough to take part in a workshop about different ways they decorate eggs here in Poland. These workshops are offered here FREE of charge through the cities cultural program. How cool is that? So a few friends and I once again organized a workshop for us to show us how to do this neat egg decorating that I have only seen in books!
Here is where we did the workshop an old palace.
This are the samples we first saw! Oh boy, did I get excited.
A book with pictures to give us a some ideas. Sure I can make those my first around!
Oh, someday I am going to be able to decorate eggs like this!
Here is the first way we learned to decorate.
Here is what one of my friends did!
To do this form of decorating just dye your egg(they use onion skins to get this color). Then just take a scapula and scratch off your design. The deeper you go the whiter the etching.
Everyone is working so hard and quietly!
Here is how my egg turned out. Not the greatest but hey, not bad for my time.
Next up we learned to do the wax method.
Warm wax up.
They added a small nail(or you could use a pin) to the end of a pencil to dip into the wax.
Then quickly take the wax and dot it on the egg. Nice thing about decorating eggs this way it is forgiving. If you make a mistake, you can just scratch it off and start over again.
Then dip it in coloring. Just remember whatever has wax on it will stay white.
Let it dry completely before removing the was or it will smear! (I am speaking from experience!
Here is what it looked like when the wax was removed. I left the wax on the center part to keep it while but then I added wax to the center to keep some areas yellow before I dip the egg into green dye, as yellow and blue make green.
Going into the blue dye.
Here is what my egg looked like after I dipped it into the blue dye and removed the wax.
Time to go home!
It was another GREAT day with GREAT friends learning something very interesting!
What is your favorite way to decorate eggs? Mine, the plain way of dipping them in egg dye.