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Terry Taylor on Mar 15, 2006 at 12:59PM

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For years, you've boiled and dipped and dyed 'em in food coloring. Searching for new ways to bedeck your Easter eggs? Bring out your artistic side and add some bling to your Easter basket with these four easy and elegant craft projects.

Foe-zay-iks. Clever name for a clever technique. They don't come much easier than this one.

 

Materials:

  • Gouaches
  • Pencil
  • Clear acrylic fixative

 

 

Directions:
1. Hold an egg between your middle finger and thumb (or use a craft lathe) while decorating it.
2. Gouache paints are opaque, matte colors that dry very quickly. Apply them liberally to each egg as a basecoat. Let the basecoat dry.
3. When the paint is dry, hold an egg in the palm of your hand and paint each end. Allow paint to dry.
4. Use a sharp pencil to lightly sketch mosaic designs created with small squares, triangles or other geometric shapes onto eggs. Paint the sketched designs. After the paint dries, outline the designs with a soft pencil or colored pencil.
5. Spray the finished eggs with fixative.

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