It was so incredibly warm this weekend (45 degrees! Which is, I guess, warm for New England in March), I couldn't help but think about spring and Easter. My family isn't religious, but we do celebrate the cultural parts of Easter -- putting together baskets, having a big breakfast together, a fancy Easter lunch with extended family, and of course decorating eggs. I came up with a couple of different Easter egg dying ideas to share with you guys, the first of which uses up some leftover materials from this project.
Liquid frisket or "masking fluid" is used mainly in watercolor painting to keep certain areas white. Once dry, it peels off easily. Read more about it here.
To make liquid frisket Easter eggs, you will need:
Shake up your liquid frisket to make sure it's mixed well. Paint your design onto the egg using the liquid frisket. Allow it to dry completely before totally submerging the egg in the dye. The longer you leave it in, the more intense the color will be.
Once it's reached the color you want, remove the egg and let it dry completely. Then, using the eraser end of a pencil, gently rub the liquid frisket until it peels off.
There you have it! The liquid frisket design is still white, while the rest of the egg is dyed. Don't you love that dark aqua color?
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