Thursday 28 April 2016

Easter eggs

It's the custom to paint eggs red on this day.
So I woke up early to finish other things and then paint my eggs in my own way, quietly and hoping that they will look good.It always causes me stress if the red ones will be nice red ones and not too dark or with white spots.
Anyway I hang a red teatowel outside, that's a custom too, to show you are painting red eggs.
 First I slowly hard boiled my eggs.I let them cool.
 Then I dipped them into water,vinegar and red paint for Easter eggs for 5 minutes.
 Yes, they are ok!Great! Here they are inside my second ceramic bowl with Georgia Ahtida's egg in the middle.
And here's my bowl in the middle of the lovely fabric strip wreath Angeliki of Poco Loco made for me!
 And here's my minimalistic Easter decoration. My ceramic bowls, red eggs, Ahtida's egg, ceramic eggs (store bought years ago), a Hama bead butterfly (I will tell you about it in a future blogpost), and the little bunny I got from the Secret Bunny Exchange from Athena (organized by Zina).
I left a couple of eggs unpainted wanting to try some decoupage techniques I recently learnt at the Fiaxto workshop at IKEA.
I used an IKEA napkin, and white glue dilluted in water.
 I took off the white sheets from the napkin and was left with only the top sheet.I cut it in small pieces. I applied some glue on the eggs and stick the napkin and apply some more glue. Let dry well.
 The two eggs are covered in only one layer and therefore the colour of the eggs shows from underneath leaving a blue and beige colour combination. I also tried with more layers and had the blue and white  colour result but the texture of the egg surface isn't as good. Also I realised I should have cut the napkin in smaller pieces.
 Do you paint eggs for Easter?What kind did you do this year?


Mii Stitch said...

What a lovely custom!!
I'd love to know the story behind the red towel and the red painting of the eggs!
By the way, yours look beautiful :)
I used to paint eggs for Easter when I was little.
There was no specific colour requirements, just decorate the eggs really :)

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Πολύ όμορφα έγιναν τα αυγά σου Αριάδνη και τα κόκκινα και αυτά με το ντεκουπάζ !!! Το έθιμο αυτό με το κόκκινο πανί απλωμένο δεν το γνώριζα καθόλου !!! Εγώ εκτός από κόκκινα έβαψα και χρωματιστά με κλωστίτσες φλός που μου έστειλε μία φίλη μου από το Κιλκίς και επίσης δεν γνώριζα αυτόν τον τρόπο !!!! Να είσαι καλά και του χρόνου !!!!!

Marie-Anne said...

Και του χρόνου, Αριάδνη!!! Ούτε εγώ γνώριζα το έθιμο με το κόκκινο ύφασμα! Στο ντεκουπάζ δεν βάζουμε ποτέ πολλές στρώσεις χαρτοπετσέτας και διαλέγουμε ανοιχτόχρωμο φόντο χαρτοπετσέτας (στην περίπτωσή σου, ήταν ατυχής η επιλογή) αλλά δεν πειράζει, την επόμενη φορά θα τα πετύχεις τέλεια! Τα κόκκινά σου έγιναν πολύ ωραία! 'Εγώ έβαψα φυσικά τα κόκκινα αλλά και μερικά μπλέ και πράσινα με την μέθοδο του ρυζιού και χρώματα ζαχαροπλαστικής.
Καλή Ανάσταση και καλό Πάσχα!!!

Sheryl said...

Always enjoy learning different costoms and it was interesting to read about the red tea towel and eggs. Yours have turned out lovely. Are they ok to eat after having been dipped in vinegar and red paint?

Sara said...

I like the detail of the red clothe outside the window. My grandpa used to paint us eggs in a similar colour but using onion skins in the pan instead of paint. We also paint them using little purple wild flowers. Your look great, both the red and the IKEA ones.

Ρένα Χριστοδούλου said...

Έγιναν πολύ όμορφα τα αβγουλάκια σου Αριάδνη μου.
Ιδίως αυτά με τη χαρτοπετσέτα.
Μπορείς να χρησιμοποιήσεις ασπράδι αβγού για να μπορούν να φαγωθούν.
Καλή Ανάσταση.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! No, I've never done that before but they look so festive and those you worked on are beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend. Warm hugs, Diane